Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Description

Job Description
One position is available for full-time Post-Doctoral Researcher at College of Agriculture and Veterinary, UAE University. The focus of the research is in area of Food Industry Waste and by-product Utilisation and Valorisation. The position is funded by the grant: Resilient Agrifood Dynamism through evidence based policies-READY supported by the Ministry of Education through the Collaborative Research Program Grant 2019. Funding is provided for three years.
Minimum Qualification
The candidate is expected to have a PhD in Food Science, Food Technology, or a closely related field, from a reputable University. Previous post-doctoral and/or academic experience will be an asset. Indicatively, evidence of experience and impact of previous research can be provided through publication metrics (h-index, i-index, publication and citation numbers). The Post doc must have experience in new product development, recovery of bioactive compounds from food waste, edible films, extrusion technology and functional foods. Duties of the Post-Doc will include developing methods and optimising formulations for extruder based food products (for both human and animal consumption), optimising novel extraction methods for the recovery of bioactives from regionally important food waste, developing and improving formulations for novel, functional edible films and coatings. Significant input in the experimental design is expected. Significant input in dissemination of result through high quality research publication is expected. Significant input in the day-to-day supervision of 2/3 PhD students also employed through the grant is expected.
Preferred Qualification
The candidate with PhD and post-PhD research in the area of Food waste and by-product utilization through novel strategies will be preferred. Evidence of experience in working in a multi-cultural setting is desirable. Excellent manuscript and project writing skills are highly required for this position.

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