We are looking for on Early Stage Researcher (ESR) (PhD student) with a great interest in quantitative microbiology. Sustainable food production has become a worldwide priority.
Sustainable technologies such as high hydrostatic pressure (HHP), pulsed electric field (PEF), ultrasound (US) and nonthermal plasma (NTP) provide clean-label, nutritious food products and solutions to antimicrobial resistance. This ESR project aims to quantify the decontamination efficiency of sustainable food technologies, and will develop risk assessment models to assess the impact of HHP, PEF, US and NTP decontamination technologies on the public health risk and reduction of food spoilage. The project output will provide product/process designers with quantitative tools to optimally design sustainably produced high quality products.
You will be given the opportunity to work within a network of international partners in the context of the EC-funded Horizon 2020 MSCA ITN TRANSIT (www.transit-itn.com
). TRANSIT will train ESRs who will be capable of creating a transformational change to drive utility of sustainable food technologies through an interdisciplinary action.Travel
In this ITN consortium, each recruited researcher will be seconded to other beneficiaries and/or to partner organisations. For this project two secondments are planned: 2 months in Wageningen at Food and Biobased Research, 2 months in Wageningen at Unilever, as wells as 2 months in Germany. Also attendance in off-site training events and meetings is expected. All travel is fully funded. Additional family allowance is provided if the applicant can provide evidence of eligibility (marriage (equivalent) and/or dependent children) at the beginning of the appointment.