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Job posted by ETH Sustainable Food Processing (17/02/2016 10.07)

PhD student - Nutritional combined Environmental Life Cycle Assessment

The group uses a combination of emerging food safety approaches, novel protein processing and life cycle sustainability assessment to target fundamental challenges in food science and society such as food security. We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to work in a project that aims the combination of nutritional profiles within food with environmental life cycle assessment of the respective value chains. Research question around the impact of the nutritional quality, innovative food processing techniques and bioavailability will be investigated. An interdisciplinary approach in strong collaboration with other ETH research groups is foreseen.

Description

The Sustainable Food Processing group of Prof. Alexander Mathys, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, at ETH Zurich is recruiting early 2016 or by mutual agreement a
PhD student - Nutritional combined Environmental Life Cycle Assessment
The group uses a combination of emerging food safety approaches, novel protein processing and life cycle sustainability assessment to target fundamental challenges in food science and society such as food security. We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to work in a project that aims the combination of nutritional profiles within food with environmental life cycle assessment of the respective value chains. Research question around the impact of the nutritional quality, innovative food processing techniques and bioavailability will be investigated. An interdisciplinary approach in strong collaboration with other ETH research groups is foreseen.
The candidate should have excellent academic qualifications, good communication skills and a strong self-motivation. In addition, enthusiasm and talent to engage in sustainability and engineering questions and the underlying mechanisms as well as in theoretical/modelling aspects is required. Experience in sustainability assessment, food nutrition and food processing principles will be considered a plus. Furthermore, the successful candidate must have a Master degree (or equivalent) in Environmental Engineering, Bioprocessing/Food Technology/Food Engineering or a closely-related area.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Alexander Mathys at alexander.mathys@hest.ethz.ch (no application documents) or visit our website http://www.sfp.ethz.ch/.

We are looking forward to receive your online application including a cover letter, a short statement of experience and qualification, a comprehensive CV, a short statement of research interests (one page) and contact information for two academic references. Please send it to: ETH Zurich, Human Resources, Mrs. Nadja Lang, CH-8092 Zurich.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Engineering
Engineering

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Benefits

please see ETH webpage. Position is 100% funded for 3,5 years

Comment/web site for additional job details

https://apply.refline.ch/845721/4457/pub/1/index.html




Requirements

Required Education Level
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Degree Field Engineering
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Degree Field Technology
Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Excellent
Additional Requirements
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Envisaged Job Starting Date

01/06/2016

Application Deadline

31/05/2016

Application website

https://apply.refline.ch/845721/4457/pub/1/index.html

Other job details
EURAXESS ID

34065408

Type of Contract

Temporary

Status

Full-time

Science4Refugees

No

Working Hours (hours per week or free text)

full time

Company/Institute

ETH Sustainable Food Processing

Country

SWITZERLAND

City

Zurich

Street

Schmelzbergstrasse 9

EU Research Framework Programme
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

No

Company/Institute
ETH Sustainable Food Processing

Sustainable Food Processing
Academic
Schmelzbergstrasse 9
- Zurich
SWITZERLAND
email Alexander.mathys@hest.ethz.ch
http://www.sfp.ethz.ch

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