Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, at the side of Temophadis International Enterprise, Nigeria; and the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, invitations purposes from suitably certified candidates for the place beneath:
Job Title: Food Process and Product Scientist – AAKTP Associate
Location: Temophadis International Enterprise, Osun
Contract size: 2 Years
Hours: Full Time – (approx. 37 hours every week)
Temophadis International Enterprise, Nigeria; Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; and the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom have been profitable in profitable a United Kingdom authorities worldwide grant by way of the AgriFood African Knowledge Transfer Partnership (AAKTP) scheme administered and managed by Innovate UK (https://ktn-uk.org/agrifood/gcrf-agrifood-africa-programme/).
This has created an thrilling and modern partnership alternative amongst these three worldwide companions:
- Temophadis International Enterprise, Osun State, Nigeria
- Department of Agricultural Economics within the Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Nigeria (https://oauife.edu.ng/) and
- The National Centre for Food Manufacturing within the College of Science at the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (www.lincoln.ac.uk/house/holbeach)
Temophadis International Enterprise is a registered agro-processing firm in Nigeria and specialises in processing and packaging pure nutritious African staples from African crops like legumes, cereals, roots and tubers. Other actions entail meals product processing by way of value-addition and product provide by way of an environment friendly supply-chain in shelf-stable useful packages. The enterprise at the moment has 7 meals merchandise with the model identify ‘Mr. Kook’ (www.mrkook.ng) and distributors throughout completely different states in Nigeria; and an internet multi-store foodstuff ordering and supply platform (www.fooddelivered.ng) the place different Agri-Food distributors utilise for his or her product provide chain actions.
The Department of Agricultural Economics of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, specialises on the enterprise and economics of agriculture with efforts directed within the areas corresponding to Economics of Agricultural manufacturing, Agribusiness and advertising, finance, Agricultural undertaking appraisal, Farm administration, Resources Economics and formulation of agricultural coverage. These programmes within the division are tailor-made to assembly the wants and aspirations of the labour market in addition to a rising physique of promising entrepreneurs. The manufacturing of agricultural commodities to fulfill home and International market demand normal together with remunerative occupation to our graduates have remained the central concept of the Department over time. Over the years, the programmes have been dynamic to accommodate for steady altering wants.
The National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) of the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, is a significant useful resource for the UK’s meals business with over 250 main firms accessing programs, technical companies and analysis. Our purchasers embody the key nationwide and world meals manufacturing companies and main supermarkets and we collaborate with many worldwide companions and universities. The NCFM has excellent sector-focused services, together with a state-of-the-art meals manufacturing unit demonstrating innovative meals automation.
- The AAKTP Associate shall be based mostly primarily at Temophadis International Enterprise, KM 3, Ondo Road, Opp. School of Science Eastern Campus Gate, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria and shall be topic to the corporate employment practices and circumstances of labor.
- The Associate for the Knowledge Transfer Partnership will drive and lead a two-year undertaking which goals to develop a extra basic scientific understanding and information of dietary and allergen info, packaging choices (corresponding to biodegradable packaging) and traceability, primarily for native meals and recipes.
- This shall be achieved by way of the evaluation of present firm capabilities, together with Food Safety / HACCP programs, Standard Operating Procedures, and contemplate the vary of course of gear in place, evaluation of uncooked materials, dietary info evaluation.
- The AAKTP Associate can even lead product formulation / design of recent/improved merchandise, develop/modification of the manufacturing course of, implement modifications, develop underpinning documentation (SOPs, Recipes, HACCP and so on); and contribute the provision chain administration of the enterprise.
- We wish to recruit a B.Sc and / or M.Sc Food Science graduate with information of or curiosity within the meals and drink business and expertise of performing scientific and technological investigation in a University and meals business atmosphere directed in the direction of acquisition of recent information.
- The profitable candidate will ideally have tutorial and/or sensible information in meals science, chemistry, biochemistry, engineering or associated topics.
- In addition to this necessities, M.Sc in Business Management / Supply Chain Management or some other business-related Degrees shall be an added benefit.
How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Application Deadline fifth February, 2021.
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