Researcher in the EIT-Food project

Lund University

Sweden

December 8, 2021

Description

Lunds universitet, LTH, Institutionen för livsmedelsteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Subject description

Juiciness of meat is key in determining its consumer acceptance and there is a significant know-how and experimental tools with regard to meat. However, for plant-based alternatives this understanding and characterisation toolbox is still largely missing. In this EU project we will transfer and modify what is known in meat to meat alternatives aiming to:

· Quantify juice loss of meat alternatives compared to their targeted meat example

· Understand structure properties and role of ingredients including the plant proteins, lipids, hydrocolloids etc.

· Understand the influence of processing and cooking

· Evaluate the correlation between physical measurements and sensory perception of juiciness

· Develop prototypes with improved sensory perception and clear product development guidelines.

Our part of this EU project is to measure the structural properties using oil droplet size distributions, texture and light and electron microscopy.

Work duties

· Research within the research area described above.

· Working out methodology for light and electron microscopy using a microtome and different colouring agents.

· Working out methodology trying to quantify the micrographs achieved in light and electron microscopy.

· Collaboration with industry working on meat analogues

· Writing reports within EU project

· Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have:

· A PhD in Applied Nutrition or Food Engineering

· Very good oral and written proficiency in English

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant's experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment

Fixed-term employment, 100 %, 12 months during 2022.

I nstructions how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

· Resumé/CV including a list of publications.

· A general description of past research

· Contact information of at least two references

· Copy of the doctoral degree certificate and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employment Permanent position

Contract type Full time First day of employment 220101 Number of positions 1 Working hours 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2021/3772 Contact

  • Yvonne Granfeldt, +462220000
  • Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
  • Published 24.Nov.2021 Last application date 08.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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