Post Doctoral Sensory Science Research Officer, New Zealand

Post Doctoral Sensory Science Research Officer
Massey University, New Zealand

We have a very exciting, career-building, opportunity for a high-achieving post-doctoral Consumer Sensory Science researcher to join the recently established Food Experience and Sensory Testing (FEAST) group at Massey University in New Zealand.

Part of the role involves working 0.5 FTE on an NZ government funded Riddet Institute research programme. The project is across wider team, in partnership with AgResearch, and the successful candidate will be responsible for sensory characterisation and consumer acceptability research on fermented products developed from evolved NZ bacterial cultures. The remainder of the role (0.5FTE) provides the researcher with a great opportunity to contribute to the growth of the FEAST lab in providing world-class consumer sensory science research and training expertise to Australasia and beyond.

The responsibilities of the Research Officer will also include oversight of day-to-day running of our new cutting-edge FEAST Lab facilities in conjunction with Feast technical and administrative staff and the FEAST Director; together with delivery of FEAST research projects, supervision of research students and a contribution to delivery of Consumer and Sensory Science teaching and training.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Sensory and/or Consumer Science and demonstrate past experience in running sensory and consumer panels. Please clearly specify why you are the best candidate for the position.

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Please feel free to contact Professor Joanne Hort ( to discuss this excellent opportunity further before placing an application and visit  to find out more about our research group.

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