Research Assistant (Food Process Development) (Fixed Term) (COS378)

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A satellite campus of the University of Lincoln, The National Centre for Food Manufacturing is a major resource for the UK’s food industry with over 250 major companies accessing courses, technical services and research. Our clients include the major national and global food manufacturing businesses and leading supermarkets and we collaborate with many international partners and universities. The NCFM has outstanding sector-focused facilities, including a state-of-the-art food factory demonstrating cutting edge food automation.

The post holder will be focused on helping businesses to identify and implement opportunities to innovate through the introduction of new and improved processes and products overseeing a range of projects with businesses from short term 1 or 2 day projects through to far more in-depth business partnered projects running over the course of a number of months / years. Blending capability in both “product” development and “process” development this role will deal with a wide range of food products, typically advancing the products and supporting the clients through scale-up activities toward the achievement of commercially viable and saleable end products. The role will also review existing production processes with a view to increasing efficiencies and / or improving control, including the potential advancement of lean manufacturing techniques and automation agendas.  

The post offers an outstanding opportunity for a committed researcher to work within a dynamic, industry facing university environment and gain valuable experience in partnering in research with businesses, some of whom are at the cutting edge of technological innovation for the food sector. 

As an institutional Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


Closing Date: 12 Feb 2017
Category: Research

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