Post-Doctoral position in Food Science - Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet - Biologjobb i Uppsala
Post-Doctoral position in Food Science
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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Food Sciences, Uppsala

Post-Doctoral position in Food Science - Food Chemistry
Food oil formulation for healthier food products

The Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences is the largest of the four faculties of SLU. Our area of activity covers a wide range of disciplines, spanning over agriculture, food and biotechnology to natural resources, environment and landscape planning. The 18 departments at the faculty are organised in four clusters. Most of the departments and the faculty office are located in Uppsala, 65 km north of Stockholm, Sweden

Research environment: The Department of Food Science activities centre on food and follow the food chain via preparation and processing to food raw materials. The composition, quality (sensory, health, safety) and functionality of food are considered in relation to primary production, processing by the food industry and the interests of the individual consumer. Development of methods and quality assurance for preparing samples and biochemical analyses are important tools in this work. The research is divided into four area; dairy sciences, food chemistry, meat and fish quality and plant product science ( ). The department is part of Biocentrum-SLU Uppsala Cluster (Plants, Foods, Microorganisms & Molecules).

Job description: A two-year post-doctoral position is available at the department to conduct research on beneficial effects of novel food oil for healthier food products.The successful candidate is expected to work closely with colleagues within a research team at the Division of Food Chemistry, SLU, to strengthen the research in the area of food lipids and frying oil.

Eligibility: Applicants should have a PhD degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

Qualifications: The applicant should have a sound understanding of the fundamental physical, chemical and biological processes that affect food oil quality. Experience or knowledge of lipid analysis based on GC and GC-MS is highly desirable. The applicant should have proven good written and oral communication skills in scientific English.

The position is full-time and will be granted for a period of two years, starting as soon as possible.
The salary is negotiated individually but is usually started in the range of 25 000-27 000 SEK/month

Further information about the position is provided by professor Paresh Dutta, , phone no. +46-(0)18-672068

Academic union representatives are Jana Pickova (SACO),
* 46(0)18-672 011 and Lotta Wall (ST), +46-(0)18-672 808

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome your application, marked with the ref no 409/08, which should be submitted to the Registrator of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden or no later than 29th February, 2008.

Documents that should be included with the application: CV including a publication list, PhD diploma and copies of no more than five publications. Short description of previous research and other activities of relevance for the position. Names and addresses of at least two persons able to provide references for the candidate should also be provided. The application should be written in English


Full time. For a period of two years

Individual Salary, Collective Agreement

Så ansöker du
Ange följande referens när du ansöker: 409/08
Vi tar emot ansökan via epost:

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Box 7070
Telefonnummer: 018-671000
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