The School of Chemistry Food & Pharmacy at University of Reading has opening for a Postdoctoral Assistant in Food and Sensory Science in the BBSRC funded project ‘Derisking the commercial opportunities associated with novel omega-3 foodstuffs.

About the position:
  • This 2-year project is led by Rothamsted Research, collaborating with University of Reading and University of Southampton.
  • The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for developing a range of widely consumed products fortified with Camelina seed oil to determine their suitability for fortification.
  • They will also be responsible for testing candidate foods for consumer acceptability, primarily taste and texture, and stability compared to current commercial products.
  • This role is offered on a full-time basis for up to two years.


  • Applicant must hold PhD in an appropriate area related to food and sensory sciences
  • The skills and knowledge required to carry out a diverse range of activities within food product development
  • The skills and knowledge to work within in a food processing pilot plant environment according to good manufacturing practice
  • The skills and knowledge to design and lead sensory and consumer science evaluation trials
  • Excellent skills in data management and statistics
  • Experience in working within multidisciplinary project with a wide range of partners
  • Experience of writing research papers

How to apply:

Apply online

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Reading
Country UK
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Chemistry, Food Technology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility PhD degree
Deadline 25th October 2021

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