Food Technologist (KTP Associate)

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.

The University seeks to appoint a Food Technologist.

We are seeking a highly motivated science or technology graduate to take a leading role in a 24 month project in partnership with Meatsnacks Group Ltd aimed to understand the science behind the production processes in the manufacture of smoked meat snacks. The Associate will be employed by the University of Abertay Dundee but is expected to work from the Meatsnacks production site at Forres, IV36 2GW.

This 24 month fixed term post is funded through the government sponsored Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). KTP supports partnerships between business and universities or research organisations, placing graduates (KTP Associates) to work on innovative high profile projects. The KTP Associate benefits from a tax free personal development budget (allowing them to participate in courses / professional qualifications) of £4,000 and will be responsible for other budgets including, travel and consumables.

The successful candidate will have a 2.1 Hons degree or above in food science/technology (or similar e.g. chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology). Postgraduate research experience or equivalent industrial experience is desirable.  In addition to having the appropriate background, the successful applicant will be an ambitious, enthusiastic person, with good interpersonal skills who can work either independently or as part of a team, using initiative and logical thinking.  If appropriate, the post holder will be encouraged to register for a higher degree at the University of Abertay Dundee.

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

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system. 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 31st August 2018.

To apply, please click here and search for Meatsnacks.

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The University of Abertay Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity,

No: SC016040