Food Science PhD and MSc Studentship - University College Dublin, Ireland

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Innovative preserving of drinks: The use of novel technologies in a hurdle approach

UCD Centre for Agriculture and Food Science

University College Dublin

Research Position

(Food Institutional Research Measure)

School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine

Project Reference No. 6560

This project will evaluate the potential of a selection of emerging processing technologies (manothermsonication (MTS), high intensity light pulses (HILP), ultraviolet light (UV) and high voltage pulsed electrical fields (PEF)) for the preservation of a range of non-alcoholic beverages which, in consultation with industry partners, we have identified as being of strategic importance to the Irish food industry.

Conventional hurdle strategies will be compared to those which include MTS, HILP, UV & PEF for their effect on aspects of product quality.

These could include colour, flavour (chemical and sensory aspects), rheological properties (instrumental and sensory methods) and stability of nutrients and other bioactive compounds.

The project will be based in the UCD Centre for Food and Health Research, where you will be working with world class scientists in the area of Food Quality, Chemical Analysis and Food Processing.

Applications are invited from graduates with a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree in Food Chemistry, Chemistry, Food Science/Food Technology or other appropriate disciplines.

Experience and/or interest in modern methods of instrumental analysis would be desirable.

The successful applicants will initially register for a Masters degree with the possibility of extension to a PhD.; value of scholarship - Euro 20,155.

Please note that successful candidates will be required to pay a postgraduate registration fee; EU fee approx. Euro 4,600 p.a.; non-EU fee approx. Euro 9,200 p.a.

Further information:

Contact Dr. James Lyng by email at james.lyng@ucd.ie (phone +353-1-7167710).

Application Procedure:

A letter of interest together with a concise CV and the names and contact details of two referees should be posted or e-mailed to Dr. James Lyng, at the above address.

Expenses incurred in travelling for interview will be reimbursed to a maximum of Euro 100.

Closing date for receipt of applications: February 28th

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