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Information about the research the project and the division
Biology and Biological Engineering has four divisions; Food and Nutrition Science, Systems and Synthetic Biology, Industrial Biotechnology and Chemical Biology. A new PhD-student position is now vacant at Food and Nutrition Science. The research at Food and Nutrition science focus on nutritional solutions for disease prevention by studies on the molecular, cellular, and whole-body level. We also center on research that aims to promote high food quality, minimize losses throughout the value chain and to utilize alternative sources for production of nutrients. To this end, projects address e.g. the development of methods for adding value to underutilized marine raw materials, improvement of nutritional and sensory properties in fish, seaweed, cereals, fruits and greens, as well as the link between food processing and technical functionality, bioactivity, digestibility as well as bioavailability of food compounds. We also study the active response to food compounds in human cell models and animal models, and conduct human studies in collaboration with the medical faculty. Food and Nutrition science currently consists of approximately 45 people with varying backgrounds within fields such as chemistry, biology, biotechnology and nutrition.
The aim of this PhD-project is to investigate whether an intervention with foods with added beta-glucan could affect risk factors of type 2 diabetes among individuals with pre-diabetes and wherther such effecs are dependent on gut microbiota. Short-gun metagenomics analysis of gut microbiota and metabolomics will be applied to adress mechanisms underlying potential intervention effects.
-The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.
- Conduct a 16 wk randomized controlled trail (part of a multicenter trial) to evaluate effects of a beta-glucan fortified bread product vs control on diabetes risk factors among pre-diabetics.
- Coordinate the trail activities with nurses, technicians and the principle investigators
- Conduct data and laboratory analyses related to the trial
- Write scientific articles and present data at international and national meetings and conferences.
For all PhD students at Chalmers:
Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in Swedish and in English. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.
To qualify as a PhD student, the applicant must hold a Master's level degree in biological engineering, food and nutrition science, dietetics, medicine or similar.
Fluent Swedish in writing and speaking, strong communication analytical skills are mandatory requirements.
Fluent English in writing and speaking, strong communication analytical skills are also required.
Experience from randomized controlled trials and from studies on the health effects of carbohydrate rich foods are great merits.
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The application should be marked with Ref 20200315 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:
CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.
Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.
Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).
Application deadline: 18 July 2020
For questions, please contact:
Professor Rikard Landberg, Food and Nutrition Science, [email protected], 072-3509386
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