The Department of Health Sciences and Technology at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-​mentioned position. The candidate who will be embedded in the Institute of Food Science, Nutrition and Health will be expected to have expertise in the fields of Food Process Engineering, Nutrition and Food Technology.

Particularly she/he may have expertise and industry outreach in experimental food processing and engineering methodologies, process modelling and simulation, control and mathematical optimization methods, scaling and translation, including use of new and traditional raw materials of agricultural origin more efficiently to produce food with high palatability and high nutritional value. In addition, advanced knowledge of most relevant traditional and novel high throughput processes in food manufacturing such as: dehydration by spray-​, roller-​ or belt drying; high moisture-​ and cooking extrusion; and fractionation by membrane separation, extraction, and air classification is desirable. Basic nutrition knowledge will be required for interfacing engineering conditions with effects on the nutritional properties of processed food ingredients and products thereof.

Additional prerequisites are a strong motivation to student education and teaching in the Department’s program in Food Sciences. She/he will be expected to teach graduate (English) and undergraduate (German or English) level courses.

Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to that of other top international universities. At the assistant professor level, commitment to teaching, the ability to lead a research group and contribution to the interactive, scientific environment at ETH Zurich are expected.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and of projects, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the leadership philosophy, and a description of the three most important achievements*. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 15 May 2023.

* ETH Zurich emphasizes qualitative assessment of academic accomplishments. This is why you are kindly asked to submit a short description of your three most important achievements (maximum a half page each). Besides research findings, these could also be extraordinary achievements in teaching and its further development, services in the benefit of the academic community or society, software development, patents, knowledge transfer and its practical application, spin-​​​​off companies or similar.

ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family-​friendly employer, values diversity, and is responsive to the needs of dual-​career couples.

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