The candidate for this position will have a strong focus on storage, handling, and processing of potatoes and sugar beet. The candidate will extensively utilize the knowledge of heat and mass transfer and mathematical modelling to develop cost-effective postharvest storage, handling, processing, and packaging solutions to increase shelf-life and product quality. Candidate will also focus on investigating non-destructive food quality and safety analysis and packing of processed as well as fresh produce to increase shelf-life.
Connaissances et compétences
• Strong background in mathematical modeling of heat and mass transfer for drying of beet and tuber crops and refrigerated/cold storage
• Strong programming skills in MATLAB, Python, and demonstrated experience with COMSOL Multiphysics simulation software
• Experience with non-destructive food quality and safety testing and packaging
• Has a record of high-quality scientific publications
• Team player, functions well in a collaborative team with diverse backgrounds and experience
Tâches et responsabilités
• Support research projects to advance postharvest processing and packaging of fruits, vegetables, roots and tuber crop and cereals
• Provide technical expertise in mathematical modeling of transport process (heat and mass transfer) in beet and tuber crops
• Provide technical expertise in developing cost effective postharvest processing solutions to manage heat and moisture (through drying, cooling, chilling, aeration) in horticulture crops
• Contribute to research efforts in developing non-destructive optical imaging and sensing technology for quality and safety monitoring of agri-food products
• Participate in development of grant proposals, analyze and publish existing and new data in peer-reviewed journals
• Assist in building Lethbridge College’s research network via internal and external research collaborations
The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree in Food Process Engineering, Postharvest Engineering, or Food Technology.
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