M.Sc. student position ‘chemical food safety in a climate change context’ (full-time position, 2 year, starting September 2022)

Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Laboratory of Cereal Science and Technology

Food Science Department, University of Guelph


The Laboratory of Cereal Science and Technology is looking for a highly motivated M.Sc. student for a project focusing on chemical food safety of bakery products in a climate change context.

Research group

As a Cereal Science and Technology Laboratory we focus our research efforts on unravelling and understanding the functionality of different cereal components 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 M.Sc. student will be involved in a multidisciplinary, industry and society-driven research project focusing on chemical food safety in a climate change context. The effect of climate change on properties of cereals and how these will affect chemical food safety will be investigated by historical data analysis and chemical analysis using an array of chromatography techniques.


We are looking for an enthusiastic addition to our research team with the following qualifications:

  • Holding a B.Sc. degree in a relevant field (such as (but not limited to) cereal chemistry, food chemistry, food biophysics, food or chemical engineering)
  • Versed in statistical analysis and data science
  • Demonstrating deep interest in literature review and historical data analysis
  • Demonstrating strong experience in chemical laboratory work
  • Keen to integrate, collaborate and function in an international research team
  • 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


For more information, please contact Iris Joye

e-mail: ijoye@uoguelph.ca

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