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Synlait is a rapidly expanding dairy processing company present at six locations within New Zealand including an existing factory in Dunsandel and a new factory being built at Pokeno. The company has a Research and Development centre hosted by Massey University, Palmerston North. This centre has a team experienced in the fields of food and nutritional sciences, and food processing and engineering that will provide guidance to the PhD student.
Massey University has grown from a small agricultural college in Palmerston North to encompass three campuses spread over three cities in the North Island. The Food Technology Group is present at both the Palmerston North and Albany campuses. The Bachelor of Food Technology (Hons) degree is accredited by the US-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Research and development in food science and technology is a key focus of Massey, which has extensive laboratory and pilot plant facilities (FoodPilot, Palmerston North).
This PhD studentship is based within the Food Technology Group at Palmerston North. The project seeks to develop the fundamental knowledge necessary to support a broader product development programme at Synlait. The project is centred on UHT cream, which is a core product for Synlait.
It is envisioned that the candidate will:
We are seeking an outstanding PhD candidate whose duties will include:
You will have:
The three-year studentship, funded by Synlait, includes an annual tax-free stipend of NZD$35,000 plus tuition fees. As the successful candidate you will be enrolled and located at Massey University in Palmerston North, and will:
Closing date for applications is the end of December 2019 preferably with the ability to start the PhD March 2020.
Senior Lecturer in Food Science - School of Food and Advanced Technology
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Last updated on Monday 09 December 2019