Food Technologist

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 23 Sep 2022

  • Riddet Institute Operations
  • Office of the Provost
  • Palmerston North

Professional Grade 5 52732 - 74509
Office of the Provost
Term length: fixed-term
Hours of work: full-time

Position Overview

The Riddet Institute is a world-best research centre in food and nutritional sciences, providing fundamental scientific understanding and training for a new generation of science leaders.  The Institute integrates partner organisations (Massey University (host), Auckland and Otago Universities, AgResearch and Plant & Food Research) and disciplines, leading a “NZ Inc” approach to food research, and generates knowledge and capability that transforms the New Zealand food industry.

We are seeking a high-achieving Food Technologist to contribute to research and development in the area of future foods and ingredients with novel functionality.

The Food Technologist will form part of a multidisciplinary team engaged in developing and investigating novel food ingredients with specific digestive behaviours and nutritional profiles which can be used in food systems to deliver desired functionality. The work will have a focus on developing novel technologies and may involve some collaboration with industry partners.

The successful candidate will have completed a tertiary qualification in food science and technology, food engineering, or related disciplines with preference given to someone with expertise in laboratory techniques needed for food/protein characterization and in food processing.

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