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Post-doc in dairy ingredient development/whey processing

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    Dairy Processing Technology Centre
    Natural sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
    Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
    Leading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)


Post-Doc Opportunities in Dairy Ingredient Development / Whey Processing


Call for Applicants


Career-FIT PLUS: Career Development Fellowships in the DPTC

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND


Career-FIT PLUS is a trans-national scheme, co-funded by Enterprise Ireland and the European Union, for experienced researchers worldwide to develop their careers in market-focused applied research at the research centres including University College Cork as part of the Dairy Processing Technology Centre, Ireland. University College Cork | DPTC Centre | CareerFIT Plus Programme



Dairy Ingredient Development / Whey Processing

A suitably qualified and experienced PhD level scientist is sought for the development of an application for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship opportunity under the Career-Fit PLUS programme (https://www.horizon2020.ie/career-fit-plus/). The research topic involves the development of next-generation whey-based ingredients for nutri- and techno-functional applications.

The project proposal under consideration involves access to the extensive research facilities at University College Cork along with direct interaction with a leading Irish dairy ingredients manufacturer. It represents a unique opportunity for a suitably qualified and motivated candidate for scientific advancement and career development. This should suit suitably qualified scientists with a demonstrable track record in dairy chemistry, technology or ingredient development.




Unique career development opportunity for researchers www.horizon2020.ie/career-fit-plus/

  • 36 month contract with UCC, Ireland, including secondment of 6-12 months in industry, short placements in key international research laboratories and possibilities to travel to key commercial markets
  • Excellent salary, plus family allowance
  • Industry-led research in centre of excellence for Dairy Processing Research and Innovation
  • Interdisciplinary and intersectoral career development training programme


Initial Requirements

Candidates should have experience of research in dairy technology with publications in high impact factor journals, and a high competency in English. Mobility criteria will apply - contact abigail.pattenden@dptc.ie for more details.


Career Fit Plus Process

Selected applicants will prepare a submission in conjunction with the academic mentor, Dr Seamus O'Mahony, and specific industry secondment mentors.


Dr Seamus O'Mahony

Dr O'Mahony is a lecturer in Food Science at University College, Cork. His research interests are:

  • Food ingredients, structure and functionality
  • Isolation, enrichment and purification of food constituents
  • Nutritional product formulation, processing and functionality
  • Protein-polysaccharide interactions in food systems



Submit an electronic copy of Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest to: Dr. Seamus O'Mahony, School of Food & Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, College Road, Cork.


Email: sa.omahony@ucc.ie


Please contact Dr. Abigail Pattenden (DPTC Funding Officer) for any administrative queries, e.g. Terms and Conditions, eligibility criteria, deadlines etc.

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