Resource Type- Locally Recruited Position (LRP)
Closing date- 07/03/2020
Industry- Research and Development
Zip/Postal Code- CIP
The PhD student will support scientists on SweetGAINS project teams related to quality traits, texture and sensory analysis
- Together with CIP scientists and university advisors consult, design and manage appropriate descriptive, discrimination and consumer guidance tests to enhance product knowledge and report findings in context of project objectives.
- Work with CIP breeders, food scientists, partners and collaborators and descriptive panelists to carry out appropriate sensory tests to industry standards.
- Participate in Descriptive Panel Training and Sensory Training as needed.
- Develop and recommend new test methodologies to incorporate where needed to improve product understanding.
- Monitor Panelist performance through designed experiments and appropriate stats analysis.
- Support and enable project leaders to define and progress towards measurable sensory targets.
- Develop new methods to gain product understanding.
- Analyze sensory data and write comprehensive reports for project leaders detailing results and conclusions.
- Communication of results and interpretation to project leader verbally or in writing. Design experiments and apply statistical analysis to monitor panelist performance. Recommend panelist training where needed to ensure accuracy/precision.
- Currently enrolled or admitted in a PhD. program in Food Science, Nutrition Science or related field in a recognized university.
- Proven track record and strong applied statistics knowledge and experience.
- Sensory Science, with experience in Sensory Descriptive Profiling.
- Working knowledge of applied statistics.
- Ability to write Excel Macros preferred.
- Experience in analytical chemistry, method development and product development are desirable.
- Experience in successfully managing collaborative relationships at work.
- Fluent in English