11 Marie-Curie PhD positions available

The EU project EDULIA is recruiting 11 Marie-Curie PhD positions on healthy eating in children.

19 March 2018. TheEdulia program is part of an ITN-ETN Marie Curie Training Network, funded by the EU through Horizon 2020. Edulia is a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial European Training and Research Network with a global reach.

Our network will train 11 young innovative and adaptable researchers in high-level skills across complementary fields through studying children’s food choices, in order to build strong career development paths. The training program includes multidisciplinary scientific training within both natural and social sciences, secondments in academic and non-academic organisations, and courses in transferable skills, promoting science communication and outreach.

Open Positions

ESR1 New methodologies for studying intrinsic and extrinsic parameters influencing children’s food choice (preadolescents) Host: Nofima (Norway) Area of Knowledge: Consumer Science and Sensometrics

ESR2 Importance of sensory sensitivity for food perception among children (preadolescents) Host: Nofima (Norway) Area of Knowledge: Sensory science

ESR3 The role of emotions, personality traits and sensory sensitivity in food preferences in children (preadolescents) Host: UNIFI (Italy) Area of Knowledge: Food Perception and Preference.

ESR4 Nudging children towards healthier food choices (preadolescents) Host: WUR (NL) Area of Knowledge: Marketing and Consumer Behaviour

ESR5 The role of taste in satiation (Infants and toddlers) Host: WUR (NL) Area of Knowledge: Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour

ESR6 Impact of exposure to fruit and vegetables flavour variety at the initiation of complementary feeding on liking of and satiation from solid foods: evaluation of cultural effect (Infants and toddlers) Host: INRA (France) Area of Knowledge: Development of eating behaviour

ESR7 Impact of caregivers’ feeding practices on children’s eating behaviours and intake regulation (preschoolers) Host: INRA (France) Area of Knowledge: Feeding behavior

ESR8 Factors influencing expecting and new parent’s healthy eating behavior (preschoolers) Host: MAPP-AU (Denmark) Area of Knowledge: Social marketing Supervisory team: Ass. Prof. Jessica Aschemann-Witzel & Ass. Prof. Alice Grønhøj. Co-supervisor in

ESR9 Peer and sibling influence on children’s healthy eating behavior (preadolescents) Host: MAPP-AU (Denmark) Area of Knowledge: Consumer Socialization Supervisory team: Ass. Prof. Alice Grønhøj & Ass. Prof. Jessica Aschemann-Witzel.

ESR10 Food rejections in preschoolers: where it comes from and how it can be modulated (preschoolers) Host: IPBR (France) Area of Knowledge: Cognitive psychology 

ESR11 Development of sugar-reduced dairy products for preadolescents Host: UdelaR (Uruguay) Area of Knowledge: Sensometrics and Product development

IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates Eligibility Requirements

Mobility: the candidates can be of any nationality; however, ITN programs require undertaking transnational mobility when taking up their appointment. The eligibility is determined by the date of recruitment: at the time of appointment, candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. ” Early stage researcher (ESR): at the date of recruitment they should be in the first four years of their research careers (fulltime equivalent research experience) and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. ‘Full-time equivalent research experience’ is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling to embark on a doctorate.

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Contact person: Paula Varela-Tomasco Senior Scientist paula.varela.tomasco@nofima.no +47 454 26 026