Food Analyst

Devenish, the farming and food company that delivers sustainable and innovative nutritional solutions, are currently partnering with University College Dublin (UCD) and Oregon State University in a project to determine the response of chicken to dietary supplementation with a newly developed nature-identical vitamin E.

A 12-month fellowship opportunity is currently available. The successful candidate will be trained in the analysis of nature identical RRR-α-tocopherol for antioxidant efficacy. He/ she will set-up a suite of assays for the analysis of antioxidant efficacy in foods. These assays will be used for the initial screening of the newly generated tocopherols for ultimate use in foods. The successful applicant will be based at UCD’s School of Agriculture and Food Science, reporting to Professor Monahan in UCD and Dr. Jean Kennedy at Devenish.

Essential Criteria:

  • BSc in chemistry, biochemistry, food science or equivalent
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • A keen interest and desire to work within a scientific environment
  • Computer literate with a strong emphasis on attention to detail and proficient in all Microsoft Office packages, especially Excel
  • Numerical accuracy skills and good attention to detail
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise effectively and work under tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication at all levels and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and be willing to learn new skills and information.
  • A strong work ethic and proactive, problem solving attitude
  • Ability to travel and flexibility will be required – full driving licence and access to transport
Role details
  • Start date circa October 2019
  • 37.5hr week, flexibility will be required.
  • The role is based in UCD
How to Apply

To apply, please forward an up-to-date CV and cover letter to indicating why you are suitable for this role.

Closing date for applications: Monday 9th September at 5:00 pm..

Devenish Nutrition Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community