Engineer position at IRSTEA, Rennes, France

An engineer position (IE – study engineer) is proposed for 24 months in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (TD-NMR and MRI) in the IRMFood team at Rennes, France. This position will open in march 2018.

The project funded by our institute IRSTEA concerns the development of MR methodology to characterize bioproducts (foodstuffs, plants, wastes). We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with strong technical and scientific background in NMR or MRI. The candidate must hold a Master degree in chemistry, biophysics or a related discipline.


IRM-Food is the NMR research team that has been working for the last 15 years on NMR and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) as tools for characterizing food structures and the food processes that generate such structures. IRSTEA’s NMR research group is a leader in NMR and MRI applied to food processing (5 scientists, 4 engineers, 1 technicians, ~ 7 PhD, CDD and Post-Doc). The main force of the research team lies on its interdisciplinarity, integrating expertise in NMR and MRI Relaxometry, in food engineering but also in signal and images analyses. IRSTEA’s NMR research group is ISO 9001 certified for research activities and expertise. IRM-Food research group is also involved in the research platform PRISM for Multimodal MR Imaging and Spectroscopy. This platform is supported by two national networks, the life science and environment core facility network in western France "Biogenouest" and IBISA (


Our research is divided into three axes to help three main industry sectors, cereal, dairy products and plant (fruit, vegetables…) :

• Development of quantitative NMR and MRI methods to characterize foodstuffs and their transformation in real-time

• Investigation of water transfers in bioproducts (plants, starchy and dairy products)

• Understanding and modeling of bubbles growth in viscoelastic matrices (cheese, cereal products)


The closing date for submission at this position is 16/02/2018.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and your CV to





Corinne Rondeau-Mouro

MRIFood team

OPAALE research unit (Optimization of Processes for Agriculture, Agribusiness industries and Environment)

CS 64427

17 Avenue de Cucillé

35044 RENNES cedex


+33 (0)2 23 48 21 43

+33 (0)2 23 48 21 21