CIP PhD. Student – Food Science Jobs in Uganda

CIP PhD. Student – Food Science Jobs in Uganda


  • The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a highly dynamic PhD. Student in Food Science.

    The Position:

  • The PhD student will support scientists on SweetGAINS project teams related to quality traits, texture and sensory analysis

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Together with CIP scientists and university advisors consult, design and manage appropriate descriptive, discrimination and consumer guidance tests to enhance product knowledge and report findings in context of project objectives.

  • Work with CIP breeders, food scientists, partners and collaborators and descriptive panelists to carry out appropriate sensory tests to industry standards.

  • Participate in Descriptive Panel Training and Sensory Training as needed.

  • Develop and recommend new test methodologies to incorporate where needed to improve product understanding.

  • Monitor Panelist performance through designed experiments and appropriate stats analysis.

  • Support and enable project leaders to define and progress towards measurable sensory targets.

  • Develop new methods to gain product understanding.

  • Analyze sensory data and write comprehensive reports for project leaders detailing results and conclusions.

  • Communication of results and interpretation to project leader verbally or in writing. Design experiments and apply statistical analysis to monitor panelist performance. Recommend panelist training where needed to ensure accuracy/precision.

    Selection Criteria

  • Currently enrolled or admitted in a PhD. program in Food Science, Nutrition Science or related field in a recognized university.

  • Proven track record and strong applied statistics knowledge and experience.

  • Sensory Science, with experience in Sensory Descriptive Profiling.

  • Working knowledge of applied statistics.

  • Ability to write Excel Macros preferred.

  • Experience in analytical chemistry, method development and product development are desirable.

  • Experience in successfully managing collaborative relationships at work.

  • Fluent in English.

    What are the conditions?

  • This is a student position limited to Ugandan nationals and permanent residents only. The studentship will be for a maximum period of 2 years.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CIP PhD. Student – Food Science Jobs in Uganda


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