POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER ON MICROALGAE AS ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF PROTEIN

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Nov 2023

27 Oct 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

IRTA
Department

Human Resources
Research Field

Agricultural sciences
Chemistry
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Spain
Application Deadline

26 Nov 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

37.5
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

IRTA is currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Researcher with a PhD related to Food Sciences to join the Food Safety and Functionality Program. We invite applications from ambitious candidates with relevant research experience and passion to conduct research and innovation activities on the functionalization of food matrixes (including ingredients from sustainable sources, with special focus on the protein and lipid fractions) and their application to food formulation and processing.


Requirements
Research Field
Other
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Tasks and Responsibilities:
•To support to the research and scientific management activities related to the project “LOCALITY” “Nature-positive algae-based food, agriculture, aquaculture and textile products made in north and Baltic sea ecosystems” granted by EC (GA nº 101112884) in the framework of the call HORIZON-MISS-2022-OCEAN-01 “Actions for the implementation of the Mission Restore our ocean and waters by 2030”, whose main objective is to develop and characterize innovative foods reformulated with ingredients obtained from microalgae.
•To perform the experimental activities and data analysis related to the design, development and characterization of innovative meat, fish and egg analogue products reformulated with microalgal ingredients.
•To actively contribute together with the work package leader in the implementation of the tasks and activities, facilitating the connection among partners, collaborating in the organization of the periodical meetings and in the preparation of scientific reports, scientific communications and papers.
•To work under the internal quality protocols related to the R+D activities (ISO9001, UNE166002).
•To collaborate in the diffusion and communication of the project outcomes.

 


Specific Requirements

Required qualifications and experience.
•Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology, Food Chemistry or related areas of knowledge.
•Expertise related to food reformulation with microalgae and characterization of composition, sensory, texture and quality properties of food.
•Experience in scientific literature search, experimental design, data treatment and scientific writing.
•Experience in R+D projects management and implementation.


Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good

Research Field
Agricultural sciences

Additional Information
Benefits

Employee Benefits: 22 vacation days, 3 days of family & work conciliation, 45h of personal days, Friday afternoon off, Compressed Summer schedule from 15/06 to 15/09, Conciliation schedule.


Selection process

Timings in the Recruitment Process of ref. 131/23 Post-doctoral Researcher on Microalgae as alternative source of protein
30 natural days
Publication and diffusion of the job advertisement on IRTA’s website, EURAXESS Jobs, social media and other specific recruitment places.
5 following working days
Distribution of the pre-selected CVs which matching eligibility criteria to the Recruitment Committee. Communication via e-mail with the not pre-selected candidates who will not be further included in the process.
20 following working days
Recruitment Committee:
- Communication via e-mail with the not-selected candidates by the Recruitment Committee.
- Interview with selected candidates by the Recruitment Committee.
- Accord of the Recruitment Committee stating the selected candidate and detailed reasoning for the decline of the rest of the candidates.
- Communication via e-mail with the interviewed and not-selected candidates
10 following working days
Provision by the selected candidate of requested legal and official documentation to the HR department to coordinate the start of the candidate


Website for additional job details

https://www.irta.cat/en/work-at-irta/

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
IRTA
Country
Spain
State/Province
Girona
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://www.irta.cat/en/work-at-irta/

Contact
State/Province

Barcelona
City

Caldes de Montbui
Website

http://www.irta.cat
Street

Torre Marimon Crta. C-59, Km. 12,1
Postal Code

08140

STATUS: EXPIRED

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