The University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for four PhD scholarships in fruits, vegetables and legumes quality design starting on September 1, 2018, for working on a full-time basis in the Department of Food Science.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 
  • Outstanding, self-motivated researcher with the willingness to travel/be seconded on a regular basis in order to perform top-notch research in leading academic institutions, R&D divisions, and industries.
  • Holding a Master´s degree in Food Science and Technology or related discipline with excellent study results (typically minimum “distinction”, “70%” or “second class upper”).
  • The grade point average achieved.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme: see above for each PhD.
  • Previous research publications.
  • Other professional activities.
  • Language skills: Solid written and oral communication skills in English are prerequisites of any successful application (typically IELTS min. 7, TOEFL internet-based min. 90 or similar level as proven by other tests).

Formal requirements and eligibility 
At the time of commencement, it is required that the candidate has not been awarded a doctorate degree and are within the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. Furthermore, the candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. The candidate is required to spend part of their project period at other institutions in the GOOD ENGINE consortium on secondments.

Terms of employment
Attractive 3-year full-time employment contract in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early-stage researchers of the European Commission – continuation after the first year is dependent upon a positive evaluation
Enrolment in a PhD program whereby PhD tuition fee is paid by the project
Supervision by recognized experts and access to (beyond) state-of-the-art research and pilot-scale infrastructure
Training in complementary skills via participation at workshops, winter schools and conferences

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State and according to the rules and regulations laid down by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie S. Curie Innovative Training Networks.

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff (available on request).

Method of Application: 

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include:

  • Cover Letter, stating which of the four PhD projects you are applying for and describing research career goals, skills and experience
  • 2-page research project related to the topic of choice
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Full contact details of two reference persons
  • Documentation of English language qualifications
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)

Online Application

Scholarship Link


Scholarship Application Deadline: May 6, 2018