PhD student position ‘unlocking new functionalities through wheat sprouting’

Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019

Laboratory of Cereal Science and Technology Food Science Department, University of Guelph 

Ph.D. student position ‘unlocking new functionalities through wheat sprouting’  (full-time position, 3 year, starting May 2019)
The Laboratory of Cereal Science and Technology is looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. candidate for a project focusing on sprouting of cereals. 

As a Cereal Science and Technology Laboratory we focus our research efforts on unravelling and understanding the functionality of different cereal biopolymers in a wide range of cereal products. Hereto, several chemical, biochemical, physical and biophysical techniques are used to gain more insight in the molecular determinants at the basis of this functionality. Besides fundamental research, we also engage in more applied research projects usually carried out in close collaboration with industrial partners. The research group of which the successful candidate will be part is a dynamic, young and ambitious team which is investing in high quality research, intensive training of students and close collaboration with industry and society. 
The newly appointed Ph.D. student will be involved in a multidisciplinary, industry and society-driven research project focusing on cereal sprouting. The effect of sprouting on cereal components will be investigated, as well as the effect on cereal processing. 
We are looking for an enthusiastic addition to our research team with the following qualifications: 

  • Holding a MSc degree in a relevant field such as, but not limited to, cereal chemistry, food chemistry, food biophysics or nutritional science.
  • Demonstrating strong experience in chemical laboratory work
  • Interested in close collaboration with local industry
  • Capable to work as an independent, critical and flexible researcher
  • Open to think and work interdisciplinary
  • Eager to publish in peer-reviewed journals and to deliver timely the required project reports in English
  • Capable to present research results at project meetings and conferences in English 
  • Keen to integrate in an international research team  

Interested? For more information, please contact

Iris Joye  


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