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Assistant Professor in Sensory and Consumer Science,

Department of Food Science and Technology,

University of California, Davis, USA.

The Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is recruiting an Assistant Professor specializing in sensory and consumer science with a PhD in sensory science, consumer science, food science, neurophysiology & behavior, psychology, behavioral nutrition, behavioral economics, marketing or a related field. The appointee will be expected to develop a research program on basic and applied aspects of sensory perception and consumer (eating and drinking) behavior with relevance to public health, agriculture, and the food and beverage industries.

Areas of research interest may include, but are not limited to sensory perception, sensory physiology and/or genetics, sensory determinants of food intake, consumer (eating and/or drinking) behavior, behavioral nutrition, behavioral economics, sensory analysis of foods and beverages, consumer-driven innovation. This is an academic year (9-month) tenure track Assistant Professor position. This position includes an appointment in the Agriculture Experiment Station that carries the expectation that the appointee conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to California stakeholders. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in food sensory and/or consumer science, with a typical teaching load of two courses per year.

The appointee will have access to wide-ranging infrastructure resources and many collaborative opportunities within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and other UC Davis colleges and schools.

  

Applicants should submit materials via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/ by February 1, 2019.

 

Additional inquiries should be directed to Professor Jean-Xavier Guinard, Search Committee Chair, Department of Food Science & Technology, 1 Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, PH: 530-754-8659; email: jxguinard@ucdavis.edu.

 

 


Junior Fellowship Position in 'Oro-Intestinal Lipid Sensing'

at Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France.

The University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) is inviting application for a tenure eligible investigator in the field of “Physiology of Nutrition”. The selected candidate will be affiliated to Nutritional Physiology and Toxicology team (NUTox) of INSERM Research Center “Lipids-Nutrition-Cancer” (http://inserm-u866.u-bourgogne.fr/) located in Dijon (France). This position is supported by the French “Investissements d’Avenir” program, project ISITE-BFC.

The successful applicant will avail of 450 k€ grant (including her/his salary and research budget) for a period of three years. The salary will be negotiated on the basis of education/qualification and research experience. The salary/budget package also includes all the benefits like retirement, health insurance, annual and sickness leave.    

 

Applications will be accepted up to and including October 30th, 2018.

 

For more information regarding the application package, please contact naim.khan@u-bourgogne.fr

 


Faculty Position in Olfaction, Nutrition, or Metabolism Research

at Monell Center, Philadelphia, USA.

The Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world's premier institute devoted to basic, multidisciplinary research on the mechanisms and function of olfaction, gustation and chemesthesis. We are currently inviting applications for full-time junior or senior faculty positions. We seek outstanding investigators from diverse disciplines who are interested in pursuing research either in olfaction or in nutrition, metabolism or appetite related to the chemical senses. Applicants with interest and experience in clinically relevant research programs are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or M.D. and have postdoctoral experience. The successful junior candidate will be expected to develop and fund an independent research program and collaborate with colleagues at the Center. Senior level applicants should have a well-established and funded research program with a potential for growth and collaboration. Monell Chemical Senses Center is located in the city of Philadelphia, within the country of The United States of America. Further information about the Center is available at: http://www.monell.org.

 

Applications will be accepted up to and including November 26th, 2018.

 

Please send a single pdf file comprising of a cover letter with a statement of your research interests, a C.V. (including publication list), and the names and contact details of up to three referees. 

Applicants should submit the following materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/53460

 


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Olfactory Electrophysiology

at University of Pennsylvania, USA.

The Gottfried Laboratory in the Departments of Neurology and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is looking to hire a post-doctoral researcher to study the olfactory system using intracranial electrophysiological methods in patients with medically resistant epilepsy. This project provides the opportunity to record intracranial LFP signals from the olfactory as well as the limbic regions of the human brain while patients participate in various olfaction-based behavioral paradigms. The project is uniquely suited to provide novel insights about the human olfactory system, odor coding, and the interaction of the human olfactory and limbic systems. The prospective postdoctoral researcher will have the chance to design and develop their own research questions within this conceptual and technical framework. Furthermore, the candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of the Gottfried lab and with the numerous researchers at U Penn studying sensory perception and coding at the anatomical, physiological and behavioral levels. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, Bioengineering, or other closely related field, and will have expertise in conducting electrophysiology experiments as well as analyzing electrophysiological signals from animal or human studies. Prospective candidates who have expertise in different yet transferable domains are also encouraged to apply. 

 

Applications will be accepted up to and including December 31st, 2018.

 

Please send a single pdf file comprising of a cover letter with a statement of your research interests, a C.V. (including publication list), and the names and contact details of up to three referees. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jay Goffried: (jaygottf @pennmedicine.upenn.edu).

 


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mouse Behavioral Neuroscience and fMRI

at University of Pennsylvania, USA.

The Gottfried Laboratory in the Departments of Neurology and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to study olfactory coding and perception in awake mice using high-resolution functional MRI. This project will adapt well-established perceptual and cognitive paradigms from human studies to mouse models. The study will integrate optogenetic manipulations to probe cellular and network mechanisms that generate different perceptual and behavioral outcomes. A main goal of the project is to elucidate which brain areas play a causal role in odor perception. The prospective postdoctoral researcher will have the chance to design and develop their own research questions within this conceptual and technical framework. Furthermore, the candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of the Gottfried lab and with the numerous researchers at U Penn studying sensory perception and coding at the anatomical, physiological and behavioral levels. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, Bioengineering, or other closely related field. Expertise in conducting behavioral neuroscience experiments in rodent models, as well as in vivo imaging and/or optogenetics techniques, is desired. Prospective candidates who have expertise in different yet transferable domains are also encouraged to apply. 

 

Applications will be accepted up to and including December 31st, 2018.

 

Please send a single pdf file comprising of a cover letter with a statement of your research interests, a C.V. (including publication list), and the names and contact details of up to three referees. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jay Goffried: (jaygottf @pennmedicine.upenn.edu).

 


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience - Functional Neuroimaging in Insects 

at University of Trento, Italy.

The project aims at studying the information processing pathway in the honeybee brain and its potential impairment by neonicotinoid pesticides. Using two-photon microscopy, morphological as well as functional information is acquired from the brain in vivo. Odour stimuli will be used to monitor odour discrimination, learning, and memory retrieval processes. This will allow insights into the principles of neural information coding and possible impairments after acute and chronic exposure to neonicotinoids. In behavioural experiments, consequences to single animal performance in learning and memorizing odorants will be verified. The project’s objectives are a fundamental understanding of structure and function of the honeybee olfactory neural network as well as the identification of possible causes for the world’s honeybee population decline.The candidate is expected to take a leading role in the project and will be involved in all phases of the experiments starting from study design, animal preparation, image acquisition, data post-processing and analysis.

 

Applications will be accepted up to and including February 21st, 2018.

 

Please send a single pdf file comprising of a cover letter with a statement of your research interests, a C.V. (including publication list), and the names and contact details of up to three referees. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact Albrecht Haase: (albrecht.haase @unitn.it).

Group website: http://r.unitn.it/en/cimec/nphys