Information about the division and the research
The division of Food and Nutrition Science is one of four research divisions at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering. Food and Nutrition Science is one of the leading units in the area in Sweden with particular strengths in nutritional and computational metabolomics, dietary biomarkers, micronutrient metal nutrition, nutritional immunology, marine food science and nutrition as well as food by-product biorefining. The division has a wide range of modern analytical equipment for chromatography coupled with mass spectrometery, an in vitro human cell laboratory, and a microbiology laboratory. The division focuses on nutritional solutions for health and disease prevention by studies on the molecular, cellular, and whole-body level. It also has a strong focus on sustainable use of food raw materials and on many different quality aspects of food.
The Post Doc position is based on one national project funded by The Swedish board of Agriculture and one international project funded by EU/BBI. The first project deals with characterization of the nutritional profile of blue mussels, and investigation of which functional health claims that can be applied on these. The second project, called WaSeaBi, deals with stabilization of fish by-products towards lipid oxidation using novel antioxidative strategies. Specifically, hemoglobin-induced oxidation is in focus. The aim is to extend the shelf life of the by-products to allow their upgrading to food/food ingredients. Both projects comprise a lot of analytical techniques based on e.g. colorimetric principles, AAS and chromatography/mass spectrometry.
In this post doc position you´ll be given the overall responsibility for experimental work in the two mentioned projects, including the collection of raw material, planning of experiments, chemical analyses, data evaluation, contacts with industry partners, writing of publications and communications of results within the projects. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).
A Ph.D in Food science, Seafood science or similar is required, the degree should generally not be older than three years. Furthermore, we´re looking for a self-motivated individual with documented ability to successfully conduct research and who likes to work independently. We think you possess the ability to combine creativity and experimental research together with a focus on applications to generate industry-ready solutions leading to commercialization. Good communication skills in written and oral English, and good ability to work in teams is something we also look for in a candidate for this position.
In terms of experimental skills, previous experience from working with analysis of lipid oxidation products, hemoglobin/hemoglobin changes and antioxidants, as well as nutritional profiling of marine foods such as analyses of proteins, fatty acids, minerals and vitamins are desired. It´s meritorious with previous experience from work with seafood by-products.
You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.
The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.
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The application should be marked with Ref 20190630 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:
CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.
Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.
Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).
Application deadline: 14th of December - 2019
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Information about the department
The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering is aiming at bridging cutting edge life science research with biochemical engineering, in order to emerge as the leading innovation center in the region. The research has broad applications in areas of health and industrial production of e.g. fine chemicals, food and energy. An important mission is to drive the development of novel and improved tools to study effects on a cellular level through systems' biology analysis and modeling tools, metabolic engineering and bioimaging. Powerful experimental platforms are avialable such as well equipped fermenters, analytical instruments and laser based microscopy. The department offers highly qualified education for engineering students within the area of bioengineering. It is furthermore collaborating in broad, interdiciplinary national and international networks within academia and the industry.
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