Institution Name: 
BOKU - Department of Food Science and Technology, Institute for Food Technology
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0000 Vienna
Job description: 

The Department of Food Science and Technology, Institute for Food Technology is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Reference code: 25).
Extent of employment:40 Hours per Week
Duration of employment: 1st April 2018 limited to 31st March 2024
Gross monthly salary and pay grade in terms of collective agreement; for university staff (payable 14 times per year): B1 lit. b, € 3.711,10


  • Scientist (Post Doc) supporting research and teaching in the working group Food Technology 
  • Development and optimization of processes focussing on process engineering for physical, thermal and non-thermal unit-operations 
  • Investigating process-product interactions based on profound engineering knowledge mainly in the areas of extraction, drying, granulation, extrusion 
  • Conduction of lectures and practical courses in food process engineering 
  • Management of the pilot plant facility, leadership of assigned employees, planning and coordination of pilot plant trials, further improvement and extension of the infrastructure 
  • Acquisition of new projects in collaboration with industry and research partners 
  • Raising of external funds based on national and international research programmes 
  • Publication of scientific content.
Required Knowledge: 
  • Doctorate degree  
  • Degree in process engineering, chemical engineering, food- or bioengineering or similar subjects with successfully conducted PhD 
  • Specialization in the area of thermal or mechanical unit operations 
  • Experience with design and optimization of processes and equipment as well as with modelling and simulation tools 
  • Interest in food science and technology and in the development of innovative processing concepts 
  • Didactic skills and proof of successful teaching activities 
  • Experience in application for and management of research projects 
  • Independent way of working, high motivation and willingness to support the team 
  • Very good proficiency in English and advanced level in German.
Expiration date: 
Friday, 2. March 2018
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