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Postdoc position in Food technology, Chemistry, Bioprocessing, Seafood science – Chalmers, Sweden, 2022


We offer a two-year postdoctoral position where you will be working on biorefining of aquatic biomasses, including seafood side streams at Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Biology and Biological Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), Sweden


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Qualification Details

- You must have a doctoral degree in food technology, chemistry, bioprocessing, seafood science, food chemistry, protein technology or similar.

- You need experience of working with aquatic biomasses and seafood side streams or their biorefinery.

- Experience of working with protein extraction as well as its functionality and stability analysis is advantageous.

- Knowledge on process engineering and upscaling or process validation in pilot scale is advantageous.

- Excellent communication skill in English, and proven record of scientific article writing.

- An ability to work independently as well as in teams and take responsibility for the progress of the project.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Global seafood supply chains suffer harshly from inefficiency as roughly 25% of the total landed aquatic resource weight end up as processing by-products, mostly going to feed, but someties even to waste. Sweden ranks below the global average regarding use of fish/shellfish resources, and only 17% of our total landed biomass ends up on our plates! The VINNOVA funded project BlueBio aims to address this issue and bring together researchers, need owners and technology suppliers to develop and demonstrate a blue biorefinery platform to upcycle seafood by-products and small pelagic fish into multiple high value food ingredients such as proteins, fish oils, marine collagens and chitin as a holistic approach for increasing resource efficiency and value in the seafood chain.

Carry out research within the BlueBio-project with specific focus on to develop and demonstrate a blue biorefinery platform in pilot scale to upcycle seafood by-products and small pelagic fish into multiple high value products e.g. proteins, fish oils, marine collagens and chitin as a holistic approach for increasing resource efficiency in seafood chain. You will be responsible for experimental planning, practical work, sample collection, data handling, writing of publications and communications of results within the project. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 20210569

Application Procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20210569 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

  • CV, include complete list of publications
  • Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
  • Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)1-3 pages where you:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your previous research fields and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering is aiming at bridging cutting edge life science research with biochemical engineering, in order to emerge as the leading innovation center in the region. The research has broad applications in areas of health and industrial production of e.g. fine chemicals, food and energy. The department offers highly qualified education for engineering students within the area of bioengineering. It is furthermore collaborating in broad, interdiciplinary national and international networks within academia and the industry.

The division of Food and Nutrition Science is one of four research divisions at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering. Food and Nutrition Science is one of the leading units in the area in Sweden with particular strengths in nutritional and computational metabolomics, dietary biomarkers, micronutrient metal nutrition, nutritional immunology, marine food science and nutrition as well as food by-product biorefining and protein technology. The division has a wide range of modern analytical equipment for chromatography coupled with mass spectrometery, an in vitro human cell laboratory, and a microbiology laboratory. The division focuses on nutritional solutions for health and disease prevention by studies on the molecular, cellular, and whole-body level. It also has a strong focus on sustainable use of food raw materials and on many different quality aspects of food.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

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Contact details

Researcher Mehdi Abdollahi, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  +46317723823

Professor Ingrid Undeland, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +46317723820

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