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Post-doctoral Fellowship in Food Science

Nº: 6024

Field of knowledge: Food Science

FAPESP process: 2017/50349-0

Project title: Plan for Institutional Development in Research of the Institute of Food Technology - PDIP / ITAL

Working area: New sources of plant based proteins with techno-functional and nutritional properties

Number of vacancies: 1

Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Mitie Sônia Sadahira

Unidade/Instituição: Institute of Food Technology - Ital

Deadline for submissions: July, 31st, 2023

Publishing date: July, 6th, 2023

Local: Av. Brasil, 2880 – Jardim Chapadão, Campinas - SP

Email for proposal submission:,



The Institute of Food Technology makes public the opening of applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in the research area of plant based proteins, to be developed in the Fruit and Vegetable Technology Center of the Institute of Food Technology - Ital in Campinas / SP.

The mission of the Institute of Food Technology is to contribute to the progress of food, beverages and packaging areas, through research, development, innovation, technological assistance, training and diffusion of technical-scientific knowledge for agrobusiness, aiming wellness for consumers and society.

We are looking for a candidate interested in developing a research project on: “New sources of plant based proteins with techno-functional and nutritional properties”.

This fellowship will be granted until March 2024 and demands full time dedication to the research project. After the selection, the candidate and the research project must be submitted to Fapesp for final approval of the Pos-Doctoral (PD) Fellowship.

Once approved, the candidate will receive a Fapesp’s PD Fellowship (BRL 9,047.40) monthly, free from income tax, and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.

1. Position summary and required experience

The candidate must have doctoral degree in Food Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Pharmacy, Biotechnology or correlated areas.

The selected applicant should develop a project related to the proposed topic, be able to orient/co-orient students, collaborate with other researches from the Institute in the development of others projects, assist in the writing and review of scientific papers of research group and work on activities with a view to transferring technology and knowledge.

The candidate should be fluent in English, have knowledge of statistical tools, be a proactive and motivated person, and be able to work in a team.

2. Profile and required skills

- Doctoral degree completed less than seven years ago in Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Pharmacy, Biotechnology or correlated areas;

- Graduation in Food Engineering, Food Technology, Food Science, Pharmacy, Biotechnology or related fields;

- Ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary research group;

- English language skills for reading, scientific writing and conversation;

- Statistical tools knowledge;

- Publication of the scientific results in indexed scientific journals;

- Preferably with experience abroad;

- Not to receive a fellowship from another entity, salary or remuneration deriving from the exercise of activities of any nature.


Desired experience in (at least two):

(i) Food chemistry;

(ii) Physical-chemical analysis;

(iii) Extraction, characterization and/or evaluation of proteins;

3. Application, documents and dates:

The documents listed below should be sent electronically (in a single PDF) to the evaluation committee, to the e-mails, with the subject "Post-Doctorate in Food Science: plant based proteins": 

a)  Short CV according to Fapesp instructions ( 4 pages MAX);

b)  A letter highlighting your intentions and describing your skills required in item 2 (500 words MAX);

c) Copy of doctoral diploma.

The evaluation will be based on the curriculum and the fulfillment of the established requirements.

Any questions or clarifications about the application process, contact us through the emails mentioned.

The deadline for applications is July 31st, 2023. The final outcome of the selection process will be communicated to applicants by email.