Permanent job of research scientist in sensory engineering

Permanent job of research scientist in sensory engineering, INRA, Paris (France)

Application open until 5 march 2018


INRA : French National Institute for Agricultural Research · Department of Science and Process Engineering of Agricultural Products

France, Paris Area

Joint Research Unit GMPA / ADP group – Food Digestion and Perception group

Joint Research  Unit GENIAL / HAP group – Human Food and Process


Job description

INRA and its partners wish to develop expertise on integrated approaches for the design of innovative foods. These approaches must take into account both consumer expectations and behaviour, as well as the constraints and opportunities offered by the regions where the food is produced. Therefore, the mission entrusted to the successful candidate will focus on the design of new foods and/or processes, using sensory and design engineering approaches that integrate all stakeholders from farmers to consumers. The successful candidate will be expected to develop both approaches and to formalize and take into account stakeholder expectations, perceptions and behaviour at all stages of the design process. He/she will benefit from the food process engineering skills of the unit’s researchers. It is important to note that in 2020/21, the host laboratory currently located in Grignon (near Versailles) will be relocating to the food research centre on the campus of Paris-Saclay University in Palaiseau.

profil n° CRCN-2018-9-CEPIA1

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Desired skills and experience

PhD or equivalent. Expertise in sensory analysis and consumer science for product development is recommended. Knowledge of design science (design approaches and methods for innovation) will be a bonus for this position. Furthermore, a taste for research on complex systems and with multiple stakeholders would be desirable. Candidates should have a good command of English, and long-term international experience would also be desirable. Successful candidates who have not yet acquired this experience abroad will be required to do so after their probationary period (1st year).


Contacts :

Isabelle SOUCHON, tel : 33 (0)1 30 81 54 86

Anne SAINT-EVE, tel : 33 (0)1 30 81 54 38

Julien DELARUE , tel : 33 (0)1 69 93 50 10

David BLUMENTHAL tel : 33 (0)1 69 93 51 93

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