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Scientist Structure-Function

Research & Development
  • Schoonrewoerd
  • 40 uur

Research position with focus on developing cheeses with new ingredients.

About the position

As of September '19, we offer a postdoctoral fellowship for a PhD graduate in Food Technology. In this position you'll mainly work from the Wageningen University, but will be regularly present on the industrial site of The Bel Group in Schoonrewoerd. Our Applied Research department is continuously aiming to raise new scientific and technical knowledge in order to increase the Bel Group's knowhow and technological potential. This newly created position is part of the Structure-Function team, which is working on structure development of our cheese products and its potential impact on the functional properties (mainly sensory).

In this position you'll be in contact with both the academic as well as the industrial environment. The development of our products depends critically on new scientific insights, in which you perform a leading role. In this setting, you participate in the transfer of scientific insights into real-time application, and perform fundamental scientific research (with the possibility of publication) to fill the knowledge gaps that we currently have on the functional properties of sustainable materials. You maintain in close contact with our R&D team, providing advice in the development and implementation phases of new research methodologies.

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with a completed study and PhD degree in Food Technology or equivalent. Our preffered candidate has an interest in applied research, should have an independent and entrepreneurial mindset and is capable deploying research results into industrial practice. Knowledge of the fractionation and/or functional behavior of vegetable materials is required. You are inquisitive by nature and thrive on translating new conceptual insights into practical results. Moreover, you possess excellent communication skills and like to connect and work with a variety of people in- and outside the academic world.

Our offer

Bel Group's open and informal culture provides you with the opportunity to take full command of your work and research. Wageningen University is the leading University in Food Technology, with two key laboratories involved (Food Process Engineering Laboratory & Laboratory of Physics and Physical Chemistry of Foods). Their studies are internationally oriented and widely renowned within the fast-moving consumer goods segment and excels in scientific expertise. This position starts with a one-year contract and features a competetive salary and additional benefits, such as: a year-end allowance, 32 days of annual leave and participation in a contribution-free pension plan.

How to apply?

Please send us your cover letter and CV, latest by August 31st, 2019, by email to Ramon Cyrus:

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