Postdoctoral Researcher in Food and Nutritional Sciences

University College Cork School of Food and Nutritional Sciences


Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

1 Year, Fixed-term, Whole-time Post

Position summary

The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, UCC is internationally recognised for excellence in education, research, and training programmes and is unique in Ireland for its commitment to food science and technology, food business, food biotechnology and food and health. The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences in UCC has been, and remains, majorly involved in national, international and industrial research programmes. It occupies a dedicated Food Science and Technology complex including an extensive food processing hall (cheese, bakery, beverage and muscle foods) and a range of specialised laboratory facilities (food packaging, sensory, shelf-life testing). Currently, Cereal and Beverage Science Research Group (CBSRG) consists of 1 Senior Research Coordinator, 2 Post-Doctoral Researchers, 10 PhD Students, and 3 Research Assistants. The state-of-the art analytical and processing facilities allow us to perform research at the highest scientific level.

The CBSRG has just been successful in securing funding from EU - Horizon 2020-the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020). Hence, we are currently recruiting for the following Post-Doctoral Researcher for supporting the P.I.’s in research, reporting and managing activities in the area of cereal food fermentation and cereal food waste stream valorisation for which funding has been awarded for one year. Scientific knowledge on food processing through yeast, lactic acid and acetic acid bacteria fermentation would be an advantage.

Post Duration: 1 year

Salary: €37,873 - €45,041 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project Title: Microbiome Applications for Sustainable food systems through Technologies and Enterprise

For an information package including further details of the post see

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Aylin Sahin, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences , Tel: + 353 (0) 21 490 2388; Email:

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 27th August 2020. No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

Contact Person : Dr Aylin Sahin

Contact Email :

Job ID : 041131

Contact Number :

Close Date : 27-Aug-2020 12:00

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