Postdoctoral Fellow - Sensory Science

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As the longest-running agriculturally-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University’s story begins with farming, but it certainly doesn’t end there. As New Zealand’s economy diversified, so have we. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives. To grow the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it. With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres and a range of corporate service units, the University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 700 staff.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on the Centre of Excellence, Food for Future Consumers (FFC), Lincoln University. Specifically, the successful candidate will collaborate with other staff within the department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences on research aims including intrinsic and extrinsic properties of foods, consumers motivations and emotional responses; eye-tracking on packaging and virtual/augmented reality on sensory perception. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate with other partners, both at Lincoln University and other organisations, and contribute to other research aims, as appropriate. 

To be considered for this role you will need to have:

  • A PhD, or near completion of a PhD, and relevant experience in sensory science or food science with a substantial sensory component
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and integrate sensory studies to solve problems relevant to the food industry
  • Evidence of superior leadership skills and excellence in research, data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Experience in designing and conducting laboratory experiments including the use of sophisticated, analytical equipment
  • Excellent written and oral English and communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively

This is a full time, fixed term position for two years.

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.

For more information, please refer to the position description on the Lincoln University careers page or contact Patrice Wilkin, Recruitment Business Partner, on 03 423 0312.

Applications close on Wednesday 31/07/19 at 9am.

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