Postdoctoral Researcher In Analytical/Food Chemistry

Postdoctoral Researcher In Analytical/Food Chemistry

University of Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled researcher with a PhD degree and experience in chemical analysis, mass spectrometry, and chromatography. The postdoctoral researcher will be appointed for a fixed-term 2 year contract to work in a Novo Nordisk Foundation funded project entitled “VegeSense”. This project aims to reveal the mech­an­isms of post pro­cessing sen­es­cence to se­cure the sup­ply of high-qual­ity ve­get­ables for the plan­et­ary diet. We seek to remarkably advance the field by using advanced chemical analytical tools to monitor changes occurring in cut plant tissues, and provide know-how to control and minimize those changes. The appointed researcher will work in collaboration with the other members of the multidisciplinary research team and will be co-supervised by Dr. Mari Lehtonen.

A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE SHOULD BE ABLE TO:

  • Identify, design, conduct, and report research on vegetable senescence from a chemical perspective.
  • Contribute to proposal writing to apply for further research funding.
  • Contribute to master/doctoral student supervision and teaching of food science or chemistry.
  • Engage with the scientific community, research partners and the wider public, internationally and domestically through scientific publications, conference presentations, press releases, blogs etc.

Education, experience and technical skills:

  • A relevant doctoral degree including experience in analytical/food chemistry or other related fields.
  • Fluency in English and excellent writing skills.
  • Experience in working with chromatographic or spectrometric approaches.

Personal attributes and competencies:

  • Interest in basic and applied science.
  • Excellent analytical and innovative research planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experienced in working within multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
  • High motivation for academic research, having initiative and capable of working independently as well as in team environments.
  • Values continuous improvement based on constructive evaluation, self-reflection and learning.
  • Flexible mindset and ability to work together and communicate with people from different disciplines.

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