Post-Doctoral Researcher, School Of Food And Nutritional Sciences
University College Cork
Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences
1 Year, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post
The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, UCC is internationally recognised for excellence in education, research, and training programmes and is unique in Ireland for its commitment to food science and technology, food business, food biotechnology and food and health. The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences in UCC has been, and remains, majorly involved in national, international and industrial research programmes. It occupies a dedicated Food Science and Technology complex including an extensive food processing hall (cheese, bakery, beverage and muscle foods) and a range of specialised laboratory facilities (food packaging, sensory, shelf-life testing). Currently, Cereal and Beverage Science Research Group (CBSRG) consists of 1 Research Support Officer – Lab Manager, 2 Post-Doctoral Researchers, 7 PhD students, and 3 MSc students. The state-of-the art analytical and processing facilities allow us to perform research at the highest scientific level.
The CBSRG has just successfully secured funding from EU – Horizon 2020-the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020). Hence, we are currently recruiting for the following Post-Doctoral Researcher for supporting the P.I.’s in research, reporting and managing activities in the area of cereal food fermentation and cereal food waste stream valorisation for which funding has been awarded for one year.
It is undeniable that protein is an indispensable part of the human diet, but the way we produce and consume it today presents many challenges in terms of both global consumption patterns and their social, environmental and economic impacts. Providing a growing global population with healthy diets from sustainable food systems is therefore an immediate challenge. SMART PROTEIN aims to industrially validate and demonstrate innovative, cost-effective and resource-efficient, EU-produced, nutritious plant (fava bean, lentil, chickpea, quinoa) and microbial biomass proteins from edible fungi by upcycling side streams from pasta (pasta residues), bread (bread crust) and beer (spent yeast and malting rootlets) industries.
The alternative SMART protein will be used to produce ingredients and products for direct human consumption through developing future-proofed protein supply chains with a positive impact on the bio-economy, environment, biodiversity, human nutrition, food and nutrition security and consumer trust and acceptance. These priorities will be addressed through global partnerships forged with consortium members from Europe, North America, Israel, Thailand and New Zealand to develop and demonstrate a climate-smart, sustainable protein-food system for a healthy Europe. In addition, we will harness plant and microbial protein knowledge to significantly enhance the sustainability and resilience of a new European protein supply chain, improve professional skills and competencies, and support the creation of new jobs in the food sector and bioeconomy.
Post Duration: 1 year
Salary: €39,522 – €45,609 p.a. (IUA PD1 Salary Scale)
Project Title: Future-proof alternative terrestrial protein sources for human nutrition encouraging environment regeneration, processing feasibility and consumer trust and acceptability
For an information package including further details of the post see https: // ore.ucc.ie/.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Emanuele Zannini – School of Food and Nutritional Sciences; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 21 October 2022. No late applications will be accepted.
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Contact Person : DrEmanuelleZannini Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Job ID : 060391 Contact Number : Close Date : 21-Oct-2022 12:00