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26 Jan 2021 PhD candidate (m/f/d)
to start on June 1st, 2021 in the research project: Inactivation of desiccated, heat-tolerant Salmonella in chocolate production.

To strengthen our team in the Research Platform Biotechnology, we are looking for a

PhD candidate (m/f/d)

to start on June 1st, 2021 in the research project: Inactivation of desiccated, heat-tolerant Salmonella in chocolate production.

 

The aim of this research project is to identify genetic determinants in salmonella that relate desiccation-induced survival on the cocoa bean matrix with acquired heat tolerance to steam treatment or roasting. In addition, the aim is to identify the process parameters in each of the decontamination processes that will achieve a 5 log CFU/g reduction using the desiccation-induced most heat-tolerant salmonella. You will be part of an exciting collaborative project between the German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL) and the University of Osnabrück with secured funding.

Areas of responsibility
  • Investigation of drying conditions for cocoa beans that support salmonella survival.
  • Investigation of the influence of the parameters of steam treatment and roasting on the properties of cocoa beans and on the survival of desiccation-induced heat-tolerant salmonella mutants.
  • Modelling the survival of tolerant salmonella mutants during steam treatment or roasting of cocoa beans.
  • Preparation of experimental designs and performance of experimental studies.
  • Statistical analysis of the results.
  • Preparation of presentations and participation in project-related meetings with industrial partners.
  • Preparation of manuscripts for publication in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Support of the daily work in our laboratories in cooperation with other colleagues and students.
Your profile
  • Knowledge of chocolate technology.
  • Knowledge of the physical treatment of food.
  • Good knowledge of basic statistical concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of genetics and molecular biology.
  • Ability to organize and implement work plans independently.
  • A friendly personality who can work in a team that supports equality and diversity.

Contact person
Are you interested?

Then are looking forward to receiving your CV and motivation letter, preferably by E-Mail (bewerbung@dil-ev.de).


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