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FOODENGINE offers a research-based training programme for 13 young food scientists and technologists on the transformation of fruits, vegetables and legumes (FVL) in high-quality, multi-functional ingredients and foods appealing to consumers. The research-based training programme will be based on two new ways of thinking:

  • FOODENGINE will introduce an enginomics approach for food quality design. It connects an omics approach combined with chemometrics to instrumentally quantify quality changes of FVL-based food systems and an advanced engineering approach using multi-response kinetics to model quality changes during processing and storage;
  • FOODENGINE will develop models linking the enginomics-based instrumental food quality design with sensory properties, consumer acceptability and consumer preferences to create new products appealing to consumers.

Job offer

  • Attractive 3-year full-time employment contract in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers of the European Commission – continuation after the first year is dependent upon a positive evaluation
  • Enrollment in a PhD program whereby PhD tuition fee is paid by project
  • Supervision by recognized experts and access to (beyond) state-of-the-art research and pilot-scale infrastructure
  • Training in complementary skills via participation at workshops, winter schools and conferences


Deadline for application: April 30, 2018

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