Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 - (PD1) - Dairy/Food Science & Technology - (Ref. PD1/DPTC/0917)
This post doctoral scientist will have a PhD in Food Science, Process Engineering, BioSciences or a related discipline.
The appointee will be involved in building and supporting the membrane fractionation platform within the Dairy Processing Technology Centre and will work strategically with Teagasc researchers, industry and academic partners.
Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:
Adaptation of new and existing technologies for the separation of milk components particularly in the context of their end use in applications such as infant, sports and advance medical nutrition
Mapping of protein profiles and amino acid sequences of permeate/retentate streams from a range of different membranes processes
To map the physical partition of key macro and micro nutritional components in bovine milk, including proteins, carbohydrates, fat, microbes, minerals, vitamins and trace components using conventional and novel process techniques
Develop a new range of functionalised high protein products with added value from novel separation processes
To liaise with industry partners, project sponsors and key stakeholders, facilitating cross divisional alignment on specific project targets and goals
To develop the next generation of ceramic and organic membranes to add value to new and existing dairy streams
To work closely with other team members within the DPTC project as well as with industry partners and the wider scientific community, thus enriching the specific tasks within the project brief.
Develop new membrane separation platforms for production of next generation powders for use in infant, medical and therapeutic beverage
Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
To interpret research findings and prepare scientific and popular press publications.
To disseminate research findings to a variety of audiences as appropriate.
To assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service charter and action plan.
To comply with all relevant Teagasc policies and procedures.
Fully co-operate with the provisions made for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of themselves, fellow staff and non-Teagasc staff and co-operate with management in enabling Teagasc to comply with legal obligations. This includes full compliance with the responsibilities outlined in the Safety Statement.
To actively participate in the Teagasc Post Doctoral Fellowship programme and review processes, and to undertake all Post Doctoral fellowship training and associated duties as agreed in the Training & Development Plan.
PhD in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Process Engineering, Food BioSciences
or a related discipline
Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years post-PhD
Strong knowledge of protein fractionation technologies (Dairy, Vegetable or Marine) with particular emphasis on selective enrichment of targeted
Experience in standard Dairy Process Technologies
Further Information for Candidates
Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at https://www.teagasc.ie/about/opportunities/post-doctoral-opportunities/.
Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitaes as an application for a position. In order to apply for a post the relevant application form must be completed in order to be considered.
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Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.