Postdoc in Dairy Powder Technology 2022-2023 – Valio, Helsinki



About the job

Valio Ltd is seeking for a candidate for a joint postdoc proposal to PoDoCo (postdocs in companies) programme. PoDoCo (https://www.podoco.fi/) is a two-year project with a one-year research grant period applied from Finnish foundations and a one-year targeted research period employed by the company. Our experts will support the chosen candidate to put in place a research plan for PoDoCo Program – application for the program should be in place latest by 31 October 2021. If you were chosen for the program, Valio will support you with relocation services to Helsinki.

The postdoc would be working at Valio R&D (Helsinki, Finland), in the Separation and Powder Technologies group, which focuses on dairy ingredients. The topic of the research periodshould align with the topics of the group including:

  1. relationships of process variables with powder structure and functional properties
  2. development of powder characterization methods
  3. component behavior and interactions in processes and products
  4. emulsion stability
  5. powder storage stability
  6. powder functionality in customer applications
  7. drying kinetics
  8. drying and dry blending technologies

We are looking for a recent PhD graduate interested in combining scientific understanding of the related phenomena with industrial products and processes and finding the best ways to prepare high quality products. You are target-oriented, self-driven and enjoy teamwork. 

At Valio R&D, you are supported by PhD’s, MSc’s and research assistants with backgrounds in food science and technology, chemistry, microbiology, chemical and process technology. In our laboratories and process facilities, you will have access to state of the art physical and chemical analysis and versatile pilot equipment.

For more information: Please, contact our Research Manager Riitta Partanen to ask more about the possibility, tel. +358 50 398 2299, on 7th of September between 1-4 pm (UTC+3:00) or on 10th of September between 1-4 pm (UTC+3:00).

Applications: We are eagerly waiting for you to join us! Please send your indication of interest for joint application, including CV, by 15th of September 2021 through the application link or www.valio.fi/rekry. Please also indicate in your application the research area(s) of your interest.

At Valio, people have always looked forward. Valio Ltd’s R&D is an expert organization responsible for innovations, new product development and product quality maintenance of the company’s product portfolio. The group of over 100 experts offers a unique environment to work within food industry, a warm and supporting company culture, and a track record of international break through innovations from the one hundred years of Valio R&D history.

Valio produces a wide range of high-qualitydairy ingredients including lactose-free milk powders, demineralised whey powders, base powders for baby foods and milk powders. Our tailor-made dairy powders are sold globally to over 60 countries and they are currently growing in our product portfolio. You can find more information about Valio as a company via: https://www.valio.com/we-are-valio/