Research Fellow in Biochemical Food Safety

Location
United Kingdom
Posted
Jan 25, 2018
Closes
Feb 22, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?

Do you have an established background in analytical biochemistry of relevance to food safety?

 Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?

 

We are looking for a Research Fellow to join our team working on the GCRF- AFRICAP project, a new award of multidisciplinary programme grant aimed at establishing academic partnerships between UK and African research and policy institutions and developing capacity in the field of climate smart agriculture and food safety and security. The programme aims to develop pathways for implementing productive, sustainable and climate-smart food production systems through a programme of advocacy, research and training activities in four African countries namely Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa.

One element of the programme is to understand the impact of current social and food policy, climate change, and agricultural farming practice on fungi metabolites aflatoxin contamination in the crops pre- and post-harvest.Working as part of a team of scientists in the UK and Africa, you will evaluate the current agronomical, climatic, post-harvest and domestic practices to develop interventions of the aflatoxin contamination of food and feed, and in doing so, help implement sustainable food production practices and policies to prevent contamination along the food chain and improve health outcomes for the population.Y

ou will have a PhD in analytical biochemistry or a closely allied discipline, and experience in analysis of small molecular weight toxins. You will also have the ability to conduct independent research and a developing track record of publications in international journals. In addition, you will have excellent communication, planning and team working skills.

 

To explore the post further or for any queries, please contact: Dr Yun Yun Gong, Associate Professor  Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1415, email: y.gong@leeds.ac.uk Dr Caroline Orfila, Associate Professor Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2966, email: c.orfila@leeds.ac.uk

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