RESEARCHER Eating Behaviour, Nutrition & Health


RESEARCHER Eating Behaviour, Nutrition & Health

Permanent position. The Centre for Food & Hospitality Research Institut Paul Bocuse, Lyon, France


The Centre for Food and Hospitality Research, Institut Paul Bocuse, develops multidisciplinary scientific research on eating mechanisms (see Projects are led by the general aim of improving eating pleasure and health, from meal preparation to its service and consumption whatever the context, for example, school canteens, workplace canteens, hospitals, nursing homes etc.

The Centre has a focus of research projects, which includes a doctoral programme and applied collaboration with industry. Disciplinary approaches are integrated into three areas: economics, social science and cognitive sciences, each led by a researcher. We would like to recruit a researcher to lead development in nutrition and health, working in association with CENS, European Centre for Health and Nutrition, and the University of Lyon and in cooperation with international public and private partners.

The experimental facilities include a Living Lab (labelled ENOL) where subjects are studied in real life situations, with various available measures (food choice, food intake, video, blood sampling, and questionnaires).

Job Description
The researcher is expected to develop, implement and manage research projects on eating behaviours: food intake, hunger and satiety mechanisms based on behavioural approaches as well as psychological and physiological aspects, through projects dedicated to specific populations, such as the elderly, cancer patients, and chronically stressed subjects (examples of current projects). Research will be conducted taking into account the characteristics of the food, the subject and the context.
Specific tasks:

–  To lead research nutrition and health projects in connection with internal and external colleagues.
–  To co-supervise PhD projects with French and International professors.
–  To publish in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
–  To contribute to funding applications from different sources (public and private).
–  To cooperate with colleagues from Applied Studies, Education, and Professional training Departments.

–  PhD in Human nutrition, Food sciences
–  English speaking
–  A postdoctoral experience is desirable


Position is based in Lyon (Ecully). Starting date upon agreement. Permanent full time position. Salary according to experience. Mandatory company social insurance. Associate researcher to a partner university, depending on profile.

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