Post-doctoral position at IRSTEA, Rennes, France

A post-doctoral position is proposed for 30 months in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (TD-NMR and MRI) in the IRMFood team at Rennes, France. This position will open in summer 2017. 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 scientific background, independence in MR methodology. The candidate must hold a PhD in physics, chemistry, biophysics or a related discipline, and his (her) research experience should be demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications.

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 (6 scientists, 4 engineers, 1 technicians, ~ 4 PhD). 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 horticulture :
• 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 30/04/2017.
If you are interested, please send a cover letter and your CV to

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