PostDoc - Microalgae cultivation and processing

ETH Sustainable Food Processing
July 13 2017
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Full Time
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The ETH Sustainable Food Processing group uses a combination of emerging food safety approaches, microalgae processing and life cycle sustainability assessment to target fundamental challenges in food science and society such as food security. We are recruiting by mutual agreement a
PostDoc - Microalgae cultivation and processing
We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to work in a collaborative project with an international food company that aims at developing targeted algae cultivation and processing of certain green algae species. Of particular interest are innovative process applications based on advanced cell stress induction, disintegration, separation, conversion and stabilisation techniques. The aligned analysis of the structural changes during up- and downstream is key for an optimised food concept development.
The candidate should have excellent academic qualifications, good communication skills, and strong self-motivation. In addition, enthusiasm and talent to engage in engineering and microbial questions and the underlying mechanisms as well as in theoretical/modelling aspects is required. Experience in algae biotechnology and algae microbiology will be considered a plus. Furthermore, the successful candidate must have a Master and Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology/ Bioprocessing/ Food Technology/Food Engineering/ Food Microbiology or a closely-related area.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a two-page research proposal considering above defined project scope and outlining current challenges, important literature and possible approaches to tackle innovative microalgae cultivation and processing challenges (applications without a research proposal will not be considered). Please also submit a cover letter including short statement of experience and qualification, a comprehensive CV, a short statement of research interests (one page) and contact information for two academic references. There is no deadline and the position will be open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Should you run into difficulties when submitting your application please send an email to for advice.

For further information about the group please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Alexander Mathys, by email (no applications).


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