PhD fellowship in tensor modelling of liquid chromatography data

Copenhagen University
February 13, 2024
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The Chemometrics Group at the Department of Food Science invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in “new mathematical models for resolving data from liquid chromatography with mass spectral detection”. The project is part of the research project “Tensor Networks for Data Science: Stability, Efficiency and Explainability at Scale”, which is financed by Novo Nordisk Fonden.

Start date is (expected to be) 1 April 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project

The student will explore large scale applications of tensor problems in life science with a focus on three subjects. Chemical profiling is an essential tool in systems biology, environmental monitoring, clinical chemistry, metabolomics, and food characterization. Based on our prior work on gas chromatography with mass spectral detection (GC-MS), we will develop tools that allow to model liquid chromatographic data connected with MS detection (LC-MS) into high quality chemical information. Having the possibility to handle also liquid chromatography is essential for truly being able to provide comprehensive untargeted chemical profiles in various types of applications. The current tensor approaches implemented in e.g. our software platform PARADISe are targeted GC-MS. There is need to develop tools that can handle the problems specific to LC-MS

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of analytical chemistry and chemometrics.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

We are a group of approximately a dozen chemometricians that work with developing new algorithms for solving problems in analytical chemistry and in particular in food science.

The group is a part of the Department of Food Science, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and computing facilities.

Principal supervisor is Professor Rasmus Bro, Dept. Food Science, [email protected], +45 4092 6118

The PhD programme

You can undertake the PhD programme as a three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master's degree.

Getting into a position on the regular PhD programme

Qualifications needed for the regular programme To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master's degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment in the regular programme Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Responsibilities and tasks in the PhD programme

  • Complete and pass the MSc education in accordance with the curriculum of the MSc programme
  • (ONLY when you are attending the integrated MSc and PhD programme)

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision

  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE

  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project
  • We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in programming
  • Good language skills
  • Application and Assessment Procedure

    Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

    Please include :

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Reference letters (if available)
  • Application deadline:

    The deadline for applications is 13 February 2024, 23:59 GMT +1.

    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

    The further process After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

    The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https: //

    Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 8 or 9.

    Questions For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

    General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School's website: https: // www.

    The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

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