Postdoctoral researcher (Food Chemistry) 611 views

The Laboratory of Food Biochemistry at the Department of Health Science and Technology at ETH Zurich is inviting application for a Postdoctoral researcher (Food Chemistry).

About the project:
  • The selected candidate will have his/her research career in the multidisciplinary area of (bio)chemical aspects related to healthy and sustainable foods.
  • Research topics in the group range from composition of health promoting substances in plant-based foods, influence of genetics on composition of fibres and phytochemicals in grains, bioactive properties of modified fibres and phytochemicals, molecular interactions between dietary fibres and small molecules etc.


  • Applications are open to a highly motivated student with good skills in chemical analysis and solid understanding of food processing and food systems.
  • In particular experience in mass spectrometry and other advanced analytical techniques is considered a benefit, in addition to the other standard analytical techniques (HPLC, GC, UV/Vis, NMR, FT-IR, measurements of physical properties).
  • Expertise in food processing and technology in general is considered an advantage.
  • Applicants should be motivated and must have a PhD degree in food chemistry, food sciences, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, applied biochemistry, or a related subject.
  • Applicant must possess excellent English language skills, the ability to carry out research in an interdisciplinary and international environment, skillls to supervise undergraduate students, and a strong desire to disseminate the results in conference talks and journal articles.


Apply online and application must be with the following documents:

  • CV, including full list of publications
  • PDF file of Doctoral thesis (if the file size is too large, a link to the thesis can be added to the publication list)
  • Academic transcript of studies
  • Two page statement on motivation, past research experience and research interests and vision (in English)
  • Contact details of three academics who may be contacted for references
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization ETH Zurich
Country Switzerland
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas

Food Chemistry, Food Sciences, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Applied Biochemistry

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline until the position is filled

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