Research Assistant/ Post-Doctoral Researcher

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    University College Cork
    Biological sciencesNutritional sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    02/03/2018 17:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Cork

Please note that this post may be filled at Research Assistant or Post-Doctoral Level depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Position Summary

A research assistant/post-doctoral researcher is sought to work on project as part of the Dairy Processing Technology Centre. The Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC) is a centre of excellence for dairy processing research and innovation in Ireland, established to help to fuel growth in the Irish dairy sector by performing research focused on cost-efficient processing; facilitating a step-change in environmental sustainability; and creating, validating and commercialising a pipeline of science and technology-based manufacturing platforms for dairy ingredients. The DPTC is a strong, long-term industry-academic collaborative partnership that will develop, build and translate the knowledge and capabilities in dairy processing that are needed today and for the long-term growth of the sector. Current industry members of the Centre are Arrabawn Co-op, Aurivo Co-op, Carbery Group, Dairygold Co-op, Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Kerry Group, Lakeland Dairies and Tipperary Co-op.”

The objective of this project is, working in close partnership with the dairy company partners, to identify existing/new process streams which offer most potential for the development of adding value through development of new ingredients/products made therefrom. This project will match compositional data from available product streams within selected factories to end product applications for design of new ingredients. The first phase of the project is to characterise existing streams, collaborating with other researchers within the centre, from a process and nutritional viewpoint. The data obtained will be used to develop a ‘nutritional calculations’ model that can be further used to generate ‘formula fits’ for possible end applications such as those in the nutritional sector. The project will utilise the existing knowledge base within the project team and industrial partners to decide on possible target applications.

The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork (UCC) has a long established international reputation as a centre of excellence in Food and Nutritional Research. It has highly experienced and qualified researchers in these areas and has been very productive in co-ordinating and participating in many national and international research projects. The School collaborates with other universities and research institutes both nationally and internationally in publicly funded research and development projects.

Post duration: 12 months

Project: Dairy Processing Technology Centre: Combining in-factory product streams for development of new dairy ingredients

For full particulars on this post please refer to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-845061-en.html

Additional comments

For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Dr Seamus O’Mahony

Title: Lecturer in Food Science

Email Address: sa.omahony@ucc.ie

Telephone: + 353 (0)21 4903625

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Ms Anne Cahalane, Email Address: a.cahalane@ucc.ie, Telephone: 353-21-4903527, on or before the closing date Friday 2nd March 2018.

Supplementary Information on the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences is available at the following URL: http://www.ucc.ie/en/fns/about



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