Ten Early Stage Researchers positions (PhD projects) within Marie Curie ITN TRANSIT (# of pos: 10)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 May 2021

Sustainable food production has become a worldwide priority. TRANSIT is a European Training Network that joins forces of , from 8 European Countries, in a consortium that will provide high level interdisciplinary training to 10 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) within the highly-ambitious training and research programme Training Network Sustainable Technologies. TRANSIT will train young scientists who will be capable of creating a transformational change to drive utility of sustainable food technologies through an interdisciplinary action. TRANSIT is a research and training programme aiming at integrating microbiology, food processing technology, cost benefit analyses, quantitative microbiology, and consumer sciences.

Sustainable technologies (pulsed electric field, ultrasound, non-thermal plasma and high hydrostatic pressure) provide clean-label, nutritious food products and solutions to antimicrobial resistance. Nevertheless, the application of these technologies is currently limited in the food industry. TRANSIT will identify the main microbial molecular targets in food associated pathogens and spoilage organisms and will design effective antimicrobial impact strategies for the sustainable technologies. In concert with renowned non-academic partners, the product range for application will be extended taking into account consumer acceptance, and upscaling of the equipment will be realized to accelerate market uptake of sustainably produced foods.

TRANSIT will provide a unique combination of hands-on research training, non-academic placements, summer schools and workshops on research-related and transferable skills by the academic and non-academic partners of the consortium. TRANSIT is recruiting 10 early stage researchers with specialisation in food science, microbiology, biotechnology, food engineering, socio-economics.

Positions are offered for 3 or 4 years for the following individual research projects.

Be sure to see the Marie Curie Career development information (ETN) to discover your eligibility and the opportunities provided in this action. If you are eligible please apply through the institute’s website. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Programme under grant agreement No. 955431 (TRANSIT).

PhD Research Projects

Project 1: Microbial responses towards High Hydrostatic Pressure decontamination and identification of mechanism of action

Institute: University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11 June 2021

Project 2: Microbial responses toward Pulsed Electric Field decontamination and identification of mechanism of action

Institute: University of Malta, Msida, Malta

Application deadline: 13 June 2021

Project 3: Microbial responses toward Ultra Sound decontamination and identification of mechanism of action

Institute: University of Malta, Msida, Malta

Application deadline: 13 June 2021

Project 4: Microbial responses toward non-thermal plasma decontamination and identification of mechanism of action

Institute: Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Application deadline: 30 May 2021

Project 5: Optimisation & scalability of High Hydrostatic Pressure

Institute: University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11 June 2021

Project 6: Optimisation & scalability of Pulsed Electric Field

Institute: ELEA Vertriebs- und Vermarktungsgesellschaft (ELEA), Quakenbrueck, Germany

Application deadline: 1 June 2021

Project 7: Optimisation & upscaling of Ultra Sound

Institute: Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik (DIL), Quakenbrueck, Germany

Enrolment in doctoral Degree - University of Malta, Malta

Application deadline: 1 June 2021

Project 8: Optimisation & upscaling of non-thermal atmospheric plasma

Institute: Leibniz Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie (INP), Greifswald, Germany

Application deadline: 1 June 2021

Project 9: Consumer Perception

Institute: Sociedade de Estudos de Análise Sensorial a Produtos Alimentares (Sense Test), Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Application deadline: 11 June 2021

Project 10: Modelling and Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment

Institute: Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Application deadline: 30 May 2021


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