Post-Doctoral Researcher - Food Process Engineering

ETH Zurich


September 1, 2022


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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.

    Job description

    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 industry partners.

    Your profile

    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 required.

    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.

    We offer
  • Continuous training opportunities for hard and transferable skills
  • Perspectives for career development in academia, entrepreneurship, and industry
  • A strong team culture and diverse team composition
  • A flexible working environment with home office options
  • ETH Zurich

    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 documents:

  • 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 teaching approaches
  • 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. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Lukas Böcker ( or Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Mathys by email ( (no applications).

    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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