Assistant Professor in Spectroscopy and Imaging
University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering

Assistant Professor in Spectroscopy and Imaging


SDU Biotechnology (BIOTECH) invites applications for one position as assistant professor in biophotonics, spectroscopy and imaging. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research in fields falling within or in strong synergy with one or more of the following research areas at BIOTECH related to biophotonics and imaging: 

  • Medical biotechnology, including tissue scaffold engineering and characterization.

  • Super resolution microscopy and imaging.

  • Spectroscopy and imaging techniques such as Raman, FTIR, NIR, UV/Vis and image correlation spectroscopy is utilized in current research.

  • Natural products chemistry.

  • Analytical chemistry.

  • Biorefinery and biofuels.


The successful candidate is expected to initiate and obtain funding for internationally competitive research activities. Commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level is also expected. The position thus holds a high level of responsibility, but also comes with influence and opportunity to develop and deliver research and education to the highest international level.  BIOTECH is part of the Department for Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology (KBM), at the Faculty of Engineering at SDU.



The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent at the time of employment.


The candidate is expected to have experience within several of the following area:

  • Research and/or education in spectroscopy, imaging, biophysics and/or related areas.

  • Analysis of multivariate data using appropriate techniques.

  • Imaging of mammalian- or plant cells.

  • Experience as experimental leader at international user facilities is an advantage but not required.

  • Experience in electron microscopy is an advantage but not required.

  • Attracting competitive funding.


Collaborating with companies/industry or other international research groups.


A highly interdisciplinary mind-set and experience in innovation and bringing research results to the market will be highly valued.


For further information regarding the position please contact Head of Department, Jens Ejbye Schmidt, phone: +45 6550 7361, or head of Section Eva Arnspang Christensen, phone +45 6550 4682, email:


Requirements for the position
Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment panel.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, the applicant may be called for interview.

Conditions of employment
Employment as assistant professor is a 3-year temporary position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Salary is negotiable. 


Your application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. The Faculty expects applicants to read SDU information How to apply before applying. 

Attached files must be in Adobe pdf-format. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The application must be in English. Since not all members of the committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that all your documents are submitted in English.

The application must include:

• Motivated application
• Detailed Curriculum Vitae
• Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD) - Danish or English transcripts
• Information on previous teaching and supervision experience, if available. Please attach as Teaching Portfolio
• List of publications indicating the publications attached
• Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-file
• Other relevant qualifications

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

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