Research Assistant Position in UK at University of Leeds 2024 is open now. The University of Leeds is seeking a Research Assistant to join our team dedicated to the project “Building UK capability to deliver innovative alternative proteins,” funded by Innovate UK under the Novel low-emission food production systems call. In collaboration with SPG Innovation, Baker Perkins, and the University of Leeds, the consortium aims to address the challenge of utilizing less processed or unprocessed ingredients, including whole ingredients like lentils and fava beans, as well as by-products such as Brewer’s spent grains. Our objective is to explore the feasibility of producing Textured Vegetable Proteins (TVPs) using these resources.
The raw materials for this project will be sourced from UK-based farmers, ingredient suppliers, and food or drink manufacturers providing by-products. The research, conducted in partnership with SPG and Baker Perkins, will involve pushing the boundaries of extrusion technology, exploring pre-conditioning methods, and investigating alternative technologies like high-intensity mixing. Thorough assessments of the nutritional quality of the products, both pre- and post-processing, will be conducted to gain a comprehensive understanding of their properties.
If our feasibility studies prove successful, we anticipate that our products will offer sustainable, circular, resilient, and healthy local food sources, making them suitable for broader societal adoption.
Research Assistant Position in UK at University of Leeds 2024
Program: Research Assistant Position
Host Region: UK
Institute: University of Leeds
Coverage: Fully Funded
Field: Food Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Environment
Scale: Grade 6
Contract Time: 18 Months
Eligibility Criteria for Research Assistant Position in UK at University of Leeds 2024
- The University of Leeds is seeking a Research Assistant for the Innovate UK-funded project “Building UK capability to deliver innovative alternative proteins.”
- The candidate should possess experience in a research or academic administrative environment.
- A BSc or MSc in a relevant subject is required for eligibility.
- Strong organizational and communication skills are essential.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team is a key requirement.
Responsibilities for Research Assistant Position in UK at University of Leeds 2024
- Liaise with industrial partners as a Research Assistant supporting the project.
- Conduct analysis of research samples utilizing various chemical and in vitro techniques.
- Participate in the preparation and analysis of extruded samples.
- Maintain communication relevant to research activities.
- Organize servicing and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) and risk assessments for the project.
- Keep accurate records of all activities.
- Prepare periodic reports for the project team under the supervision of researchers on the project.
Benefits of Research Assistant Position in UK at University of Leeds 2024
- Salary range: £30,487 to £36,024 per annum.
- Appointment will not be made above £30,487 per annum due to funding limitations.
How to Apply for Research Assistant Position in UK at University of Leeds 2024
- Interested candidate must apply online,
- Link to apply online is provided below.
- Fill out personal information with great care.
- Apply before deadline.
- Application received after last date will not be considered.
- You can contact Dr. Alan Javier Hernández Alvarez for detailed information.
- Last date to apply for Research Assistant Position in UK at University of Leeds is 22 January, 2024.