Research Associate/Fellow in Food Chemistry/Sensory Food Scientist

Sydney, Australia
13 May 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Opportunity exists for a research and development role in food product development
  • Located on the Darlington Campus at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Full-time/Part-time Level A or B, 2 years fixed term with a base salary of $91K - $126K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Centre for Excellence in Advanced Food Enginomics(CAFE)was established at the University of Sydney in 2017. This centre aims to meet the food and health challenges of the 21st century creating and delivering nutritious and wholesome processed foods to improve human well-being. CAFE comprises a cross-disciplinary cluster of high profile and industry-focused researchers specialised in engineering, agriculture, business, science, molecular biology and medicine.

This centre will provide a unique opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment with experienced researchers and a broad range of biotechnology and food processing/manufacturing stakeholders. As such, you will be expected to be involved in a collaborative research across different disciplines.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we are seeking to appoint a research associate with expertise in food chemistry, food technology or food science,  in depth knowledge of sensory science and proven track record through peer-reviewed publications in food and flavour chemistry, strong technical knowledge in designing target taste profile of new food products, and with developing and applying relevant analytical chemistry techniques. Suitably qualified scientists are invited to apply to lead targeted research in in plant-based meat product development. We see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Associate/Fellow who has:

  • completed (or near completion) a PhD in Food Chemistry, Food Technology or Food Science
  • a strong knowledge of sensory science
  • a proven track record through peer-reviewed publications
  • a minimum of 5 years demonstrated work experience in food and flavour chemistry

The commencement level will be determined based on the candidate’s skills, experience and knowledge.

About us

The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offered Australia's first university-level chemical engineering program. Since then, we have been committed to excellence in both teaching and research in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering and biotechnology, energy and environment, green product and process design, minerals processing, process systems engineering and sustainability.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position summary available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 690/0520F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 11 June 2020 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.