Research Fellow (Postdoctorate)
Biotechnology and Food Engineering
Research Area
Food Sustainability
Application Deadline
Open till filled
Date Posted

16, Oct., 2019

Position title
Research Fellow Position in Food Sustainability- group of Dr. Yigal Achmon (RF-2019006)

The food sustainbiomics lab (group of Dr. Yigal Achmon) is looking for 2 scientists to lead experimental research projects in advanced simulation of food loss prevention and food waste valorization. Contract duration: 3 years.

Project Details

The food sustainbiomics lab is looking for excellent postdoctoral candidates. The lab’s main research areas are:

  • Food shelf-life and life cycle study by combining microbiome and metabolome tools
  • Advanced food life cycle simulation system focused on volatomics
  • Advanced food waste valorization by flavor and nutrients extraction.
  • Utilizing food waste for sustainable agricultural practices (mainly biosolarization)


The lab is using a unique simulation system combining an environment controlling system with advanced analytical tools to continually monitor the evolution of volatile compounds during different food storage/process applications. We pursue a better understanding of food maturation and degradation processes for a tailor-made design of food loss and waste prevention.


Microbiome, volatomics, food waste, sustainable agriculture, food shelf-life, advanced simulation, life cycle assessment, reused food, food flavor, bioinformatics, biosolarization, next generation sequencing.

Selection Criteria

PhD degree in Microbiology/Bioinformatics/Food science/Biotechnology/environmental engineering or related fields (essential)

– Strong background in one or more of the following areas: molecular microbiology, food chemistry, sustainable agriculture, food waste management, bioinformatics with an emphasis on microbial ecology, fermentation engineering, flavor analysis, metabolomics (essential).

- Strong knowledge about one or more of the following techniques/tools: metabolomic data analysis, metagenomics data analysis, PTR-MS, Micro-oxymax, HPLC, GC-MS, solid phase fermentation, proteomics (preferable).

– Strong interest in working temporarily in overseas labs (essential).

– Good communication skills, good English skills: reading, writing and talking (essential).

– Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment (essential).

– Ability to author scientific reports and scientific publications (essential).

– Either published or will publish 2 or more impactful international journal papers from the PhD studies (essential).


- Salary range: up to $49,000 / year (depending on the qualifications of the candidate).

- Subsidized housing at the GTIIT, China.

- Health insurance: regular cover for Chinese citizens or private health insurance for foreigners.

- Professional conference travel allowance.


- Application deadline: until filled.

- Send electronically the required documents detailed below to: yigal.achmon@gtiit.edu.cn


  1. Curriculum Vitae and personal statements.
  2. A publication list.
  3. Three letters of recommendation (one from the mentor for the PhD and/or Master’s studies).
  4. A short research plan outline (up to one page in length).
  5. Degree certificates with certified English translation for both the PhD and the Master’s degree.
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