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PhD position in Aroma and Smell Research

The successful candidate will perform experimental work to characterize odours of untreated wood samples from a sensory and analytical point of view to achieve a detailed understanding of wood odour and its chemical underpinnings.

Tasks:

  • regular literature research
  • self-organised research, in close collaboration with the supervisor and the project partners
  • development and validation of sampling and analytical methods to achieve the project goals
  • qualitative and quantitative analysis of odour-active compounds (gas chromatography-olfactometry/mass spectrometry), synthesis of reference compounds as needed
  • scientific evaluation and interpretation of data, publication and presentation of results together with supervisors and partners
  • support of general lab activities, e.g., instruments and sensory evaluations
  • academic self-administration

 

Required Qualification:

Master of Science degree in chemistry, food chemistry, biochemistry or similar fields

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge or prior experience in analytical chemistry, synthesis, or biochemistry
  • Knowledge or prior experience with chromatographic methods (e.g., (two-dimensional) gas chromatography, liquid chromatography) and in mass spectrometry
  • Interest in interdisciplinary work and exchange, eager to learn about cross-disciplinary methods and approaches
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, German is a plus
  • Independent, motivated researcher with team player skills
  • Interest in practical lab work
  • Knowledge in statistics and data analysis methods

 

The position is funded for three years by the DFG. The contract will be according to the regulations of the TV-L. The position is part-time and should be started at 01 May, 2021.

The Chair of Aroma and Smell Research at FAU promotes equal opportunities. We strive to augment the number of women in academia and strongly encourage applications from suitably qualified female candidates. International applications and applications of academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Disabled researchers with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

Deadline for application 08 February, 2021.

The application should be sent only via E-Mail in a single PDF to:

Dr. Helene Loos

Lehrstuhl für Aroma- und Geruchsforschung
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Henkestraße 9, 91054 Erlangen
E-Mail: helene.loos@fau.de

HiWi/Student Assistants

Studentische Hilfskraft im Bereich Aroma- und Geruchsforschung (m/w/d)

Unterstützung des Lehrstuhls bei:

  • allgemeinen Laborarbeiten
  • Pflege von Datenbanken analytischer Messdaten (z.B., GC-MS)
  • Literaturrecherche und Publikationsmanagement
  • Informationsaufbereitung in Form kurzer Texte

Notwendige Qualifikationen:

  • • sehr gute Deutsch- und/oder Englischkenntnisse
  • Erfahrung im Arbeiten in analytischen Laboren, Studium der Lebensmittelchemie, Chemie, Molecular Life Science oder verwandter Fachrichtungen
  • Versierter Umgang mit MS-Office
  • Organisationstalent, Teamfähigkeit und Eigeninitiative
  • Immatrikulation an der FAU

 

Bewerbungsschluss: 01.02.2021

Besetzung zum: baldmöglichst

Wochenarbeitszeit: 3h

Befristung: bevorzugte Dauer der Besetzung der Stelle: 6-12 Monate

 

Bewerbungen bitte nur per E-Mail mit Anschreiben, Lebenslauf und Zeugnissen in einem PDF Dokument an:

Dr. Helene Loos

Lehrstuhl für Aroma- und Geruchsforschung
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Henkestraße 9, 91054 Erlangen
E-Mail: helene.loos@fau.de

 

Studentische Hilfskraft Wissenschaftsmanagement und kommunikation (m/w/d)

Unterstützung des Lehrstuhls bei:

  • Pflege und Erweiterung von Datenbanken
  • • Pflege von Webseiten
  • • Verfassen kurzer Texte
  • • allgemeine Büroarbeiten

Notwendige Qualifikationen:

  • •sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse, sicheres Sprachgefühl
  • erste Erfahrung im Umgang mit Datenbanksystemen und CMS
  • Versierter Umgang mit MS-Office
  • Organisationstalent, Teamfähigkeit und Eigeninitiative
  • Immatrikulation an der FAU
  • Interesse an Wissenschaftskommunikation

 

Bewerbungsschluss: 01.02.2021

Besetzung zum: 01.04.2021

Wochenarbeitszeit 3h

Befristung: bevorzugte Dauer der Besetzung der Stelle: 12 Monate

 

Bewerbungen bitte nur per E-Mail mit Anschreiben, Lebenslauf und Zeugnissen in einem PDF Dokument an:

Nadine Goldenstein

Lehrstuhl für Aroma- und Geruchsforschung
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Henkestraße 9, 91054 Erlangen
E-Mail: nadine.goldenstein@fau.de

 

Theses

In our working group, we offer a wide range of topics for Bachelor, master, diploma and state exam theses for students from the fields of Chemistry (especially Food Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry), Molecular Sciences, Food Technologies, Nutrition Sciences and related programs. In general, we offer theses in the various areas.

 

Synthesis and Characterization of Odor Active Substances, Examination of Structure-Odor Relations

The aim of the work is the synthesis of structurally related volatile compounds potentially included as odorants in food, plant materials or even synthetic materials (such as plastics). The synthesized target components are characterized by analytical parameters such as mass spectra, NMR spectra, retention indices. In addition, their odor properties are recorded and possible structure-odor relationships identified. Furthermore, the human sensory evaluation of the compounds and the determination of odor thresholds are performed.

Applicants need in-depth knowledge of the synthesis of organic compounds and must have sufficient laboratory experience to ensure safe and independent work. Experience with sensory examinations and analytical methods, in particular gas chromatography, as well as MS and NMR would be an advantage.

For queries and applications, please contact

Nadine Goldenstein, aromachem@fau.de

 

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Odorous Substances

The aim of the work is the analytical characterization of odor-active substances, which are potentially important in food, plant materials or synthetic materials such as plastics for the aroma or the smell of the product. The target components are identified and quantified in the respective materials by analytical methods, in particular gas chromatography olfactometry or GC-MS. In order to be able to quantify the substances in the respective materials by means of GC-MS, the synthesis of stable isotope-labeled analogues of the odor-active substances will – if necessary – also be the subject of the work.

Applicants must be able to work independently and safely in chemical laboratories and must have in-depth knowledge of the analysis of organic, in particular volatile compounds.  Initial experiences with gas chromatographic analyses as well as experiences in sensory examinations and other analytical methods, in particular MS and NMR, is preferable.

For queries and applications, please contact

Nadine Goldenstein, aromachem@fau.de