PhD Food Chemistry - Health aspects of pectin in human intestinal tract

Employer
Wageningen UR
Location
Netherlands
Posted
April 06 2016
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
We are looking for a PhD student to investigate health effects of pectin in the human intestinal tract in relation to pectin source and structure. The PhD student will isolate, separate, characterise and enzymatically tailor desired pectin structures. In addition, determination of the fate of pectin during in vitro fermentation by e.g. the chemical and microbial analysis of fermentation digesta will be an important task in the project.For this position we are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:An MSc degree in Chemistry, Food Technology, Biotechnology or Molecular Life Sciences and experience with chromatography and mass spectrometry. Experience with carbohydrates, carbohydrate active enzymes and gut microbiology will add to the suitability of a candidate for this post;Excellent research skills;Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary project;Excellent communication skills and proficiency in English (both oral and written).

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