Researcher/ Scientist (m/f) - Code AK.20-LMT-01.3

The Laimburg Research Centre is the leading research institute for agriculture and food quality in South Tyrol (Italy). We operate mainly in applied research with the aim of increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of South Tyrolean agriculture and of ensuring the quality of agricultural products.

For the research project “Action Plan 2016-2022 for research and education in the field of mountain agriculture and food science” (approved by the resolution of the Provincial Government No. 1016 of 01/09/2015), the Research Area “Food Technology” is looking for a highly motivated

Researcher/ Scientist (m/f)

 Code AK.20-LMT-01.3 

for the implementation of a program aimed at establishing a laboratory for processing technology and analysis with a focus on meat products.

Job Description

Your tasks will include the set-up of a food processing lab for speck and meat products. After the initial set-up phase, we expect you to independently carry out research projects, to obtain research funding and to lead the research group for meat processing/meat science.  The ideal candidate for this position can be promoted to group leader.


Mandatory requirements:

  • MSc in Food Science and Technology or similar (completed university studies of at least four years attested by a diploma)
  • bilingualism certificate C1 for german and italian (or former level A of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano)

Desired additional competences:

  • Research experience in processing of meat and meat products
  • Experience in meat product processing
  • Experience in food product development
  • Experience in food quality management
  • Experience in project acquisition
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English (can be evaluated during the interview)  
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Candidates should be highly motivated, able to work independently and possess good team-working skills

 Contract duration: until December   2022, 31st - full time

Applications must arrive by and not   later than June 2020, 11th – 12.00 a.m.

Additional informations

We look forward to receiving your application including letter of motivation, Curriculum Vitae (signed and not older than 6 months), certificate(s) of professional experience and publication list. Please quote the title of the relevant reference code of the position, indicate the earliest date you could start if appointed and send your application by e-mail to

Your application must include a copy of a valid identity ID, unless the application is submitted personally by the applicant.

Please note: If the Curriculum Vitae (signed and not older than 6 months, please indicate the date) and a valid ID are not submitted within the application deadline stated above, the application cannot be taken into consideration.

It is a full-time position at Laimburg Research Centre. Your regular place of work will be Laimburg Research Centre in Pfatten/Vadena. Classification is based on the category " employee" according to the Agricultural collective agreement. The general rules for temporary jobs at the Laimburg Research Centre are described in the framework call, available at

General requirements for admission to the proceedings:

  • full possession of the political and civil rights
  • full possession of the legal conditions and permits which allow an employment relationship in Italy
  • no criminal convictions or legal proceedings for criminal offences

For more information please visit our homepage or contact us by mail: Dr. Angelo Zanella (phone n.+39-0471-969 541) or Dr. Elena Venir (phone n.+39-0471-969621)

Equal opportunities: According to Law n. 903, 9/12/1977, art. 1, the position is open to both genders. The policy and practice of Laimburg Research Centre require that all staff are offered equal opportunities within employment.

Data treatment: The subject responsible for data treatment is Laimburg Research Centre, which will process the data through computer and paper-based systems for the purposes of recruitment. The data protection officer of Laimburg Research Centre can be contacted by e-mail (PEC) or by telephone, +39 0471 969519. At the beginning of the procedure, personal data are processed exclusively by the staff authorized by Laimburg Research Centre. All informations are available on the website of Laimburg Research Centre, section “Transparent Administration / human resources” ( ).


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