Doctoral Degree ìn Food Science & Technology, University College Cork, Ireland

Expires on: 02/16/2024


The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork (UCC) invites applications for a Ph.D. opportunity in the DAFM Funded “UPLIFT” Research Project. The project focuses on uncovering alternative protein potential through fermentation technology, specifically in the development of next-generation alternative protein foods using bioprocess innovations, smart strain selection, and exploring health impacts.


  • Hold or expect a First Class Honours or Second Class Honours Grade One degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  •  Relevant Master’s degree holders are also eligible.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work effectively within a research team.
  • Desirable to have laboratory experience, and experience with food technology, formulation, or fermentation.

Scholarship Details:

  • The scholarship has a value of €31,000 per annum.
  • Fees of up to €6,000 will be covered.
  • Stipend is contingent on satisfactory scientific results and publications.

How to Apply

interested candidates should submit their applications (CV with cover letter and references) by email to Dr. Tom O’Callaghan ( and Prof. Olivia McAuliffe ( with the subject line “UPLIFT UCC PhD Application.” The deadline for applications is February 16th, 2024.

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