Institution Name: 
ASINCAR Agrifood Technology Centre
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Research institution
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Contact person: 
Roberto Moran
ASINCAR Technology Centre
Polígono de la Barreda, TL 4, Parcela 1
33180 Noreña Asturias
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Job description: 

Title: Development of a novel, non-destructive, real-time and portable method for the detection of complex bacterial biofilms in the Agri-food industry
Overview: The main goal is the development of a non-destructive analysis tool to detect complex biofilms in different surfaces in contact with food, based on the use of different spectroscopy techniques (mainly NIR, hyperspectral) and the following chemometric analysis using advanced mathematical, statistical and computer science (Artificial intelligence) methodologies. The ESR will develop complex biofilms considering key parameters as maturation degree and surface material; following will design an analytical methodology to evaluate biofilms; then, correlation between generated biofilms and spectra will be established using chemometrics. Finally, new tool will be validated in ASINCAR’s pilot plant (see further info in the PDF attached)
Main Supervisor(s): Pelayo González (, Roberto Moran (
Applications deadline: 15/05/2019

Required Knowledge: 

MsC in related areas (see attached PDF)

Additional information: 

The BREAK BIOFILMS Training Network “Breaking Bad Biofilms: Innovative Analysis and Design Rules for Next-Generation Antifouling Interfaces” is a consortium of world leaders in sensing, cell imaging, interfacial engineering, microbiology and nanoformulation from 6 universities, 8 companies, a consortium of food industries, a research centre, and a business and innovation centre. BREAK BIOFILMS announces 15 positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), who will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and will obtain a unique technical, industrial, and entrepreneurial training.

Expiration date: 
Friday, 31. May 2019
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