About School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences: At HAFL, a department of BFH, we’re all about connecting humans, nature and technology towards sustainable development. As a ground-breaking, pioneering think tank, we are engaged in the creation and teaching of knowledge for the world of today and of tomorrow – bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, resilient and always solidly grounded at the same time.

Doing something meaningful in a fascinating environment and with an outlook to the future: a job at Bern University of Applied Sciences makes perfect sense. We’re busy researching, developing and virtually bending our minds to come up with practical solutions for business, culture and people in Bern, in Switzerland and all over the world. Apart from being incredibly interesting, this is also a lot of fun, and we get to learn a lot as well.

This cutting-edge knowledge benefits all who are studying here or doing part-time continuing education courses. We have great plans for the future: We join forces to make an effective contribution to a sustainable, digitally literate and health-conscious society. This is how we create great prospects for your future work with us. 

My research activities and close exchange with young students allow me to stay on the cutting edge of time,’ sums up Elisabeth Eugster as her key plus point and adds: ‘Sustainability, climate debate or food trends – I deal with these extremely fascinating topics on a daily basis. Research assistant in sustainable food production 80 – 100 % / initially for 3 years with option to extend / Zollikofen / start date 01.10.2023 or by agreement

To start with, here are some of our strong points

  • When looking for solutions, it helps to be curious and to think truly outside the box.
  • Focus on research that is geared towards practical orientation and the education of committed people rather than mere profit maximisation.
  • Great freedom in the organisation of work times.
  • Easy exchanging of views and ideas, also across the divisional boundaries.
  • BFH is an excellent place for all those who wish to advance in their careers, and it’s an asset on your CV.

What you’ll be doing here

  • Develop market- and industry-relevant, future-oriented solutions for processes or product concepts, based on a broad mechanistic understanding
  • Take operational responsibility for research projects and staff (when appropriate), often working with Startups and SMEs
  • Plan and conduct plausibility and hypothesis tests in the laboratory and pilot plant, thus driving the development of the team’s research projects
  • Assist with lectures and supervise student work

What you’ll bring with you

  • Master’s degree, preferably PhD, in food science, materials science, food process engineering, or a related discipline. In the absence of a doctorate, you are willing and able to enrol.
  • Well-rounded general and methodical knowledge, as well as specialist knowledge in the field of food and/or food-related material sciences and food process engineering
  • Possess above-average creative, abstract thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently, but also expeditiously in a team environment, with a strong sense of responsibility towards achieving quality results
  • High motivation to assist and support students in lectures or projects
  • Resilient, flexible and adaptable when faced with obstacles

Application deadline 15.08.2023

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