Postdoctoral Fellow - Bioactive Food Systems

Massey University - Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology (MIFST)

The Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology (MIFST) is a world-class education, research and enterprise facility at Massey University. It is the leading and largest academic/research grouping in food and nutritional sciences in the Southern Hemisphere. MIFST is closely aligned with Riddet Institute Centre of Research Excellence, hosted at Massey University.

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral positions for two years. You will be based at Massey University’s Turitea campus, Palmerston North and will join an experienced and innovative team drawn from the Institute's partner organisations. As part of multi-disciplinary team, you will provide important contributions to the delivery of the research aims of Bioactive Food Systems programme, specifically in developing novel delivery technologies and food products containing bioactive compounds. The project is funded by the High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge (New Zealand Government).

You will be required to have a PhD in Food/Material Science or Food/Chemical Engineering or Pharmaceutical Sciences. We seek one postdoctoral researcher with a strong background and experience in bioactive/drug delivery systems and the second with food design/formulations expertise. Some experience with food structuring techniques, target delivery devices and simulated human digestion methods will be considered valuable.

You must be a creative thinker, inquisitive and able to visualize and describe innovative ideas and solutions. The ability to work co-operatively with other team members to meet collective goals or performance milestones of the project would be essential.

To apply for this opportunity go to the Massey Careers page:

To learn more about the Riddet Institute visit

Enquires can be directed to Professor Harjinder Singh ( and/or Dr Simon Loveday,

Closing date: Sunday, 13 November 2016

Reference number: A444-16AB

For further information and to apply online, visit:

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