Research Assistant Internship

Recruiter
Mimica
Location
Wrexham, Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Jul 2019
Closes
22 Aug 2019
Sector
Internship
Contract Type
Internship
Hours
Full Time

Research Assistant Internship

Mimica Lab now have an opportunity for an experienced and passionate Research Assistant to join the R&D Team. We are developing an active food packaging solution called Mimica Touch, in collaboration with the University of Wrexham. This internship is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

THE PERSON

  • Holder of relevant Degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Food Science ;
  • Experience in hydrocolloids and food science;
  • Ability through extended experience to independently conduct chemical analysis using a number of chemistry techniques;
  • Experience of chemical formulation and project management;
  • Analytical and methodical approach to problem solving;
  • Excellent understanding of basic laboratory equipment;
  • Be or prepared to be within commutable distance to LL11 2AW.

The candidate must be creative, hard working and have a passion for improving food safety and reducing food waste.

SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Designing methodology for and carrying out pilot lab studies
  • Preparing samples for testing (equipment training will be provided)
  • Analysing and interpreting data
  • Presenting results in reports and powerpoints
  • Exploring and researching iterations for the technology
  • Collating existing research into literature reviews

INTERESTS

  • Climate change mitigation particularly through food waste reduction
  • Food safety and awareness
  • Hydrocolloid research
  • New product development

LOCATION

Centre for water soluble polymers, Wrexham Glyndwr University, Mold Rd, Wrexham LL11 2AW, United Kingdom.

Full time position.

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