Research Fellow in Food Science and Nutrition

Country: United Kingdom;

City: Leeds

Vacancy added: 06.02.2019


Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 04.03.2019


Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?

Do you have an established background in industry-focused food science research?

 Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?


The Citrusafe project is an ambitious project funded by Innovate UK and BBSRC as part of the Newton Fund Scheme. The project aims to utilise food waste to improve food safety and nutrition security in China. You will join an international team of researchers to develop and apply new technologies to extract high-value components and apply them to the formulation of safe and nutritious foods. The project involves the University of Leeds, the University of Zhejiang in China and innovative industrial partners in the UK and China. 

You will have a PhD in Food Science, Nutrition or a closely allied discipline, alongside a strong background in industrially-relevant Food Science research. You will also have knowledge of food biopolymers and experience of their analysis, plus knowledge of food processing and chemical and microbial shelf-life evaluation. In addition, you will have good planning, communication and team working skills. Knowledge of the Chinese language and culture is desirable but not essential.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: Dr Caroline Orfila, Associate Professor  Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2966; email:

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