Closing Date Monday, 25th October 2021
Job Type Research
Department Biosciences, Food, Nutrition & Dietetics (based at Quality Kernels Ltd (part of Petrow Food Group) Haverhill)
Salary £28,000 - £34,000 per annum depending on skills, qualifications and experience. In addition, a significant training package worth up to £5,000.
The University of Nottingham (UoN) invites applications for a Food Structure and Flavour Chemistry Scientist – KTP Associate to join our exciting collaboration with Quality Kernels Limited, part of the Petrow Food Group, a leading manufacturer of processed nuts and nut butters and fruit for multinational food manufacturers and household brands. You will be based at the Quality Kernel’s site in Haverhill, Suffolk and will work closely with staff across the business.
You will apply your knowledge of Food Structure and Flavour Chemistry to develop a true understanding of the physics and chemistry of nut butters (e.g. almond butter), explain and enhance product stability whilst increasing sustainability and processability, trial new technologies and develop prototypes for consumer testing.
To achieve this you will work with academic experts from the Flavour Chemistry and Food Structure & Biomaterials research groups. You will be supported by bespoke training and mentoring in addition to flavour chemistry and food structure training courses.
You will apply this fundamental understanding at Quality Kernels, at both pilot and production scale. You will understand the limitation of scale up, apply new processes and develop new solutions for product design and process control, ultimately increasing product quality and sustainability.
These insights will enable you to develop complex project management skills, form a deeper understanding of the science behind flavour and material transformation during processing and manufacture and be able to take the science and apply it to an industrial application, lead the development of new, healthier and more sustainable products whilst addressing real world scientific, manufacturing and sustainability challenges.
You should hold a BSc/MSc in a relevant subject and a PhD (or close to completion) in Food Science/Food Structure/Flavour Science/Chemical Engineering (or equivalent). You should have experience of conducting advanced research in the areas of food material processing, food flavour and/or food structure and have passion for working at the nexus of industrial research, sustainability and advanced characterisation techniques.
As a people-orientated individual, you will have the ability to build relationships and engage collaboratively between the teams at Quality Kernels and UoN. As a proactive person, you will have the passion and desire for innovation, addressing sustainability challenges and delivering 21st century methods into food manufacturing practice.
This exciting opportunity is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). KTP is a UK Government scheme promoting sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. Applicants are encouraged to read up on the benefits of the KTP process for development and training.
Through the KTP, you will be fully supported and mentored to nurture your talent. You will have your own budget (£2,000 pa) for training and CPD, helping you develop your skillset and reach your personal and professional career goals.
This role is available on a fixed term contract for 2 years 6 months. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.
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|Title||KTP Associate - Food Structure and Flavour Chemistry Scientist (Fixed term)|
|Employer||University of Nottingham|
|Job location||University Park, NG7 2RD Nottingham|
|Published||September 23, 2021|
|Application deadline||October 25, 2021|
|Job types||Postdoc,   Researcher  |
|Fields||Materials Engineering,   Chemical Engineering,   Materials Chemistry,   Food Science,   Physical Chemistry  |