Phd - Future proofing processing of foods

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Phd - Future proofing processing of foods
  • Aarhus Universitet
  • Agro Food Park 48, 8200 Aarhus N
Applicants are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Food Science programme. The position is available from 1 August 2024 or later. You can submit your application via the link under 'how to apply'.

Title:
Future proofing processing of foods

Research area and project description:
Current markets require novel food ingredients from sustainable food sources. We can no longer process the way we are used to. We need to use less energy, less water, and produce less waste. It is critical to understand the principles underpinning the changes of food components during processing, to create optimal structures with soft materials, with low environmental footprint and as nutritious as possible. In other words, design structures for optimal nutrition performance. This project will focus on the use of up scalable processing technologies such as filtration, extrusion, steam injection and their use with plant-based material, to understand how we can future proof food processing.

Project description: For technical reasons, you must upload a project description. Please simply copy the project description above and upload it as a PDF in the application.

Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicants to the PhD position must have a relevant master’s or bachelor’s degree (a fast track 4-year PhD could be granted in this case with high academic standing).
  • Laboratory experience with advanced techniques is considered a plus.
  • Applicant should have a very good level of English for communication and writing.
  • Applicant should have a research background relevant to the project description, for example, but not limited to, food science and technology, process engineering, physical chemistry of foods.

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Food Science Department, Agro Food Park 48, 8200 Aarhus N., Denmark.

Contacts:
Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
  • Milena Corredig (main supervisor)
How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application.

Application deadline is 1 May at 23:59 CEST

Preferred starting date is 1 August 2024.

For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see our application guide.

Please note:
  • Only documents received prior to the application deadline will be evaluated. Thus, documents sent after deadline will not be taken into account.
  • The programme committee may request further information or invite the applicant to attend an interview.
  • Shortlisting will be used, which means that the evaluation committee only will evaluate the most relevant applications.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Salary and terms of employment are in accordance with applicable collective agreement.