MSc Position in Food Science to Develop an LED-Based Decontamination Method for Food and Non-Food Surfaces
Food Science Research - MSc position
Graduate student recruitment is currently underway in association with a project in the area of Food Science.
Develop an LED-Based Decontamination Method for Food and Non-Food Surfaces
An MSc position is available in the Department of Food Science and Center for Public Health & Zoonotic Disease (CPHAZ) to develop an LED-hydrogen peroxide gas phase-Advanced Oxidation Process based decontamination technology.
The research will be an extension of the gas phase-Advanced Oxidation Process developed for decontamination of fresh produce and N95 masks. The goal of the project is to develop a portable gas phase-Advanced Oxidation Process by applying LED and electrospraying technologies. Baseline studies will optimize the Advanced Oxidation Process and electrostatic spray system. A prototype unit will be constructed and antimicrobial efficacy optimized on a range of food and non-food surfaces.
Selection of the successful MSc candidate will be based on a combination of academic criteria, relevant interest, career goals, motivation and letters of reference. The ideal candidate will have a food engineering background with interest in microbiology. The project is in collaboration with the School of Engineering and Clean Works Inc with funding being provided by NSERC Partnership program.
May 2021 (summer semester)
- a cover letter,
- a CV,
- a copy of transcripts,
- the names of three references
Project related enquires should be directed to Dr. Warriner or Dr. Hasani. Further enquires related to the general application procedures can be directed to Tricia Townsend (email@example.com)Closing Date
The closing date for applications is the December 1, 2020 with interviews of shortlisted candidates being held within the first two weeks of December 2020.