Closing Date Sunday, 9th August 2020
Supervisor: Dr. Ni Yang
Secondary Supervisor: Professor Ian Fisk and Dr. Charfedinne Ayed
Subject Area: Food Science, Flavour
GoldenKeys PhD Studentship: Development of advanced flavour technologies for the characterisation of edible herbal extracts and their use as functional food ingredients
This PhD studentship (start date 01/10/2020 or as soon as possible after) is funded by GoldenKeys High-tech Materials Co., Ltd (P. R. China), which covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax-free stipend for four years (annual stipend: £15,285). You will be located at the University of Nottingham’s School of Biosciences (Sutton Bonington Campus). The Project will be supervised by Prof Ian Fisk, Dr Ni Yang and Dr Charfedinne Ayed from the Flavour Group at the University of Nottingham. Within this PhD you will develop and use cutting edge flavour characterisation tools to reveal the flavour characteristics of a high-value edible medicinal plant for the first time. This material will be extracted by GoldenKeys intelligent molecule toolbox. You will be trained on advanced analytical chemistry tools such as GC-MS-MS, GC-MS and ICP-MS and you will use these to explain the complex aroma, taste and nutritional properties of this novel ingredient, and their interaction with food matrices. Further to this the impact of ageing and shelf stability will be explored. You will then use this information to produce scientific insights that translate into tangible product solutions for the food and nutrition industries. This PhD is an amazing opportunity to both develop high level analytical skills, work within a world leading research team, co-supervised by industry partner and apply your findings to real commercial applications:
Year 1 – Develop methods, isolate and characterise natural compounds.
Year 2 - Comparing flavour properties of different isolated ingredients.
Year 3 – Explain the impact of food matrices on flavour properties and stability.
Year 4 – Application, publication of work, and preparation of thesis.
As part of your PhD you may complete a 3-6 months placement. The potential locations are the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus and GoldenKeys research and production facilities in Guizhou / Zhejiang, China. You will be escorted during the initial phases of the trip, and once confident would be expected to carry out independent travel. You will be supported by English speaking supervisors at each location. The University of Nottingham (UoN) is a research active Russell Group University contributing £1.1bn annually to the UK economy. The School of Biosciences is one of the lead research groups (REF 2015) within UoN focussing its research on the sustainable provision of a safe and secure supply of nutritious food, and as such UoN has been awarded the Queens Anniversary Prize in recognition of its cutting-edge research in the field. The GoldenKeys high-tech Materials Co., Ltd. is an international company that operates its research and development, production and sales of high-tech materials on various sites. The company’s core technical personnel are gathered from the world's top-ranking institutions. The company’s research and development personnel are mainly from European and Asian top universities and experts in related fields in China. R&D collaborators and senior advisors include Chinese and British experts in catalysis and materials, Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellows of the Royal Society, etc. Candidates shall have a minimum qualification of a 2:1 BSc hons in Food Science, Chemistry, Biosciences or equivalent degree with strong analytical skills. Relevant industrial experience is desirable. Further information can be found on the Flavour Group at University of Nottingham and GoldenKeys using the following links:
Award Start Date: 01/10/2020
Duration of Award: 48 months
Terms and Conditions
Applicants must be UK/EU students. Tax free stipend £15,285.
Applicant Qualification Requirements
Candidates shall have a minimum qualification of a 2:1 BSc hons in Food Science, Chemistry, Biosciences or equivalent degree with strong analytical skills. Relevant industrial experience is desirable.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, please send a two-page CV to email@example.com by the 09/08/20.Continue reading
|Title||GoldenKeys PhD Studentship: Development of advanced flavour technologies for the characterisation of edible herbal extracts and their use as functional food ingredients|
|Employer||University of Nottingham|
|Job location||University Park, NG7 2RD Nottingham|
|Published||July 15, 2020|
|Application deadline||August 9, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Food Science,   Biochemistry,   Analytical Chemistry,   Environmental Chemistry  |