Post-Doctoral Researcher - Thermal Food Processing

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Post-Doctoral Researcher - Thermal Food Processing

The ETH Sustainable Food Processing group in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology uses a combination of emerging food safety approaches, novel protein processing and sustainability assessment to target fundamental challenges in food science and society, such as food security.

Job description

We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated to work in a collaborative project with an international food company that focuses on ultra short pasteurization (USP) and ultra short sterilization (USS) in the milli second (ms) domain at high temperatures. The objective is the design, development & technical testing of a USP/USS reactor. The microstructured reactor with high surface to volume ratio needs to be able to realize different residence times, with low spread residence time distributions, by adjustable inner volumes.

Your profile

The candidate should have excellent academic qualifications, good communication skills, and strong self-motivation. In addition, enthusiasm and talent to engage in engineering questions and the underlying mechanisms as well as in simulation and modelling aspects is required.

Experience in thermal food engineering and processing will be considered a plus. Furthermore, the successful candidate must have a Master and Dr./Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Food Technology, Bioprocessing or a closely-related area. The position will be open until a suitable candidate is found.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application including a CV, diplomas, a short statement of research interests and motivation (one page), a research proposal on the topic ultra short thermal food processing (two pages) and contact details of 2 referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Furthermore, applications without a research proposal will not be considered either.

For further information about the group please visit our website ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Alexander Mathys by email alexander.mathys [at] hest[.]ethz[.]ch (no direct applications).


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 47310.

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