The Laboratory of Food Biochemistry,Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich, led by Prof. Laura Nyström is looking for a
PhD Student in Food Chemistry
The research topicsof the group deal with cereal dietary fibres and associated phytochemicals, their analysis from various cereal foods, chemical and enzymatic reactions in food and other biological systems, as well as optimizing or controlling reactions to ensure the health benefits associated to each component. The group is looking for a PhD student to an ERC funded project “BINDING FIBRES: Soluble dietary fibre: unraveling how weak bonds have a strong impact on function”. The topic of this PhD project is to study supramolecular binding mechanisms between soluble dietary fibres and nutritionally relevant small molecules using nanoparticle-based probes in combination with other analytical techniques. We seek for a highly motivated student with good skills in organic chemistry and chemical analysis. In particular experience in organic synthesis, NMR and mass spectrometry is considered a benefit, in addition to the other standard analytical techniques (GC, HPLC, various spectroscopies). Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the research topics the applicants should be motivated to adapt new techniques quickly. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date will be at the beginning of 2017.
Successful applicant hasexcellent academic qualifications, good communication skills, and strong self-motivation. The candidate should also have a Master’s degree in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, food chemistry, or a related subject. Regardless of background, the successful applicant will have an interactive and highly motivated personality, excellent English language skills, the ability to carry out research in an interdisciplinary and international environment, and a strong desire to disseminate the results in conference talks and journal articles.
For further informationplease contact Prof. Laura Nyström at email@example.com (no application documents) or visit our website www.hest.ethz.ch.
We are looking forwardto receive your online application include your CV, publication list, a PDF file of the Master’s thesis, an academic transcript of your studies, a one page statement on your motivation, past research experience and research interests (in English) and contact details for three academic references. Please send it to: ETH Zurich, Human Resources, Mrs. Nadja Lang, CH-8092 Zurich.