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Post-Doctoral Researcher - Food Process Engineering
100%, Zurich, fixed-term
The ETH Sustainable Food Processing group uses a combination of emerging
food safety approaches, innovative processing of novel proteins and
sustainability assessment to target fundamental challenges in food science and
society such as food security.
We are starting the recruitment for a Post-Doctoral Researcher - Food
Process Engineering beginning of April 2022. The position is going to be
open until a suitable candidate is found. Start date by mutual agreement with
the latest start date on September 1st, 2022.
We are looking for someone who is highly motivated to teach and conduct
research in innovative food process engineering topics. Several food
engineering courses on thermal, electromagnetic, and mechanical food
processing are going to be handled and supported. You are going to have the
chance to develop independent food process engineering initiatives, preferably
in collaborative projects with our international/national research and/or
You should have excellent academic qualifications, very good didactic and
communication skills, and a strong self-motivation. We are looking for a team
player. In addition, enthusiasm and talent to engage in engineering questions,
in the underlying mechanisms as well as in simulation and modelling aspects is
Experience in thermal, electromagnetic, and mechanical food processing is
important. Furthermore, the you must have a Master's and Dr./Ph.D. degree (or
equivalent) in Food Engineering, Food Technology, Mechanical Engineering,
Chemical Engineering, Bioprocessing or a closely-related area.
Continuous training opportunities for hard and transferable skills
Perspectives for career development in academia, entrepreneurship, and
A strong team culture and diverse team composition
A flexible working environment with home office options
ETH Zurich is one of the world's leading universities specialising in science
and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge
fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over
30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place
that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires
excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over
the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of
today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following
cover letter including short statement of experience and qualification
a comprehensive CV with maximum three pages and complete publication list
a two-page research proposal considering the above defined scope outlining
current challenges backed with important literature and presenting
possible innovative food processing approaches to tackle these challenges
a two-page teaching statement considering existing ETH food process
engineering courses and the above defined scope with possible innovative
contact information for two academic references
Applications without a research proposal and teaching statement will not be
considered. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted
through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal
services will not be considered.
Further information about the ETH Sustainable Food Processing group can be
found on our website www. sfp.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should
be directed to Dr. Lukas Böcker (email@example.com) or Prof.
Dr.-Ing. Alexander Mathys by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) (no
In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We
promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and
learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and
students are respected. Visit ourEqual Opportunities and Diversity website to
find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to
grow and flourish.
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