Fresh cut produce experience increasing demand. Due to minimal alterations these products are at risk of microbial contamination. The survival and growth of strains of L. monocytogenes on a range of fresh-cut products will be determined during storage at 4 and 8oC, commercial modified atmospheres and at low dosage inoculation of various L. monocytogenes strains on growth potential and survival. 2 year stipend of 16,000 and up to 6,000 Euro in fees p.a. are available.
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Essential - Applications are invited from honours graduates (2.1 or higher) in food science, microbiology, biotechnology, or related disciplines, with excellent laboratory research skills. Candidates must be eligible for EU fees. Desirable – Experience as an undergraduate or graduate in one or several of the following laboratory techniques: bacterial isolation, characterization and enumeration; modified atmosphere packaging; handling of class 2 organisms
Recipient: University of Limerick
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