PhD scholarship within Mathematical Modelling for Risk-Benefit Assessment, Technical University of Denmark
DTU Food invites applications for a PhD scholarship within risk-benefit assessment of food in the Division for Diet, Disease Prevention and Toxicology. The PhD fellow will be affiliated to the Research Group for Risk-Benefit. Research in this group is focused on quantifying and combining both beneficial and adverse effects of nutrients, foods, and whole diets in an integrated way.
Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD project will focus on the development of novel mathematical methods for risk-benefit assessment in foods, using a case study on the consumption of fish. It aims to:
- Compare methods for quantifying food related health risks and benefits;
- Study the importance of variability between consumers and characterize the uncertainty of quantified health risks and benefits;
- Investigate methods for finding the optimum intake of a specific food or nutrient with the ambition to ultimately characterize diets for optimum health.
Candidates should have a master's degree in applied mathematics or life sciences or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering.
Preference will be given to candidates with:
- Experience with developing and analyzing mathematical models, and
- Interest in the food or health sciences, and
- The capacity and ambition to work in a multidisciplinary research environment
Please submit your online application no later than 19 October 2015.
Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:
- A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
- Curriculum vitae
- Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
- Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Food is a department with the overall mission of contributing to research, development and education within the following scientific areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & health – all key elements to public health and food production.
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