Food Technologist - KTP Associate

Reference: THW/17/059651/000004

Salary Details: £21,220

Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term

Contract Term: Full time

Food Innovation @ Abertay – School of Science, Engineering and Technology

Food Technologist (KTP Associate)

Full Time / Fixed Term 24 months

Technical Grade 5 (£21,220)

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. Last year we marked the 125th anniversary of our foundation as an institution dedicated to supporting science, industry and the professions. The University now seeks to appoint a KTP Associate to develop and test new and exciting meat products and other smoked products for Rannoch Smokery (innovative smokers of meat and game for over 25 years).

Reporting to Dr Jon Wilkin and Rannoch Smokery (Kinloch Rannoch), you will lead the design and implementation of New Product Development (NPD) processes and technical work for the successful design and manufacture of exciting new products to fit the Rannoch Smokery current product ranges and brand image. The role will require, on a day to day basis, kitchen scale development of new products whilst running and embedding up to date consumer and sensory panel testing of new product concepts and prototypes. The role will also require process development of new innovative products supporting the factory at Rannoch Smokery. You will also champion the technical aspects of the business and work with them to secure new business.

The successful candidate will ideally possess a 2.1 or above BSc in Food Science and/or Technology / Food and Consumer Science related undergraduate degree or relevant areas; and have in-depth knowledge of food safety, food science and consumer behaviour and some nutritional ability.

A full candidate brief can be found below which details the job description, person specification and application details.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for these exciting, hands on and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system, which can be found at If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system, which can be found at

A curriculum vitae should also be uploaded with your application form, please ensure that it is incorporated at the end of your application form as only one document will be accepted.

Please note that we will only accept applications through our online recruitment system. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be accepted under any circumstances

The closing date for applications is midnight Monday 10th March 2017, Interviews to take place 4th April 2017 in Kinloch Rannoch, job to start by 8th May 2017.

This post is not on the current "shortage occupation" list and does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by the Border and Immigration Agency therefore it will not qualify for a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require such permissions to work in the UK.

Committed to Equal Opportunities

The University of Abertay Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No: SC016040

Closing date: 10 March 2017

If you have questions about this role, please contact: HR Recruitment, HR Services, Tel: 01382 308031, Email:,

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