Deadline: May 20th, 2018

Edulia is a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial European Training and Research Network with a global reach. Edulia responds to the urgent need of the EU society to find new ways to tackle the escalating issue of obesity, through promoting healthier eating from childhood, within the context of choice.

The program is part of an ITN-ETN Marie Curie Training Network, funded by the EU through Horizon 2020.

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.

Edulia will address the question of how to balance food pleasure and nutritional needs for children in a changing society? Edulia’s approach  will cover the main determinants of preferences, bringing together leading scientists in the children’s Food Choice arena, devoted to the training of eleven early stage researchers (ESRs)  who will become experts at the interface of the following complementary fields: Food Science, Sensory Science and Perception, Sensometrics, Human Nutrition, Consumer Behaviour, Eating Behaviour, Social Marketing, Food Socialization, Psychology, Cognitive Science and Neurosciences.

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.

Edulia Project Coordinator: Dr. Paula Varela-Tomasco, Nofima (Norway)

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
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ESR2 Importance of sensory sensitivity for food perception among children (preadolescents)
Host: Nofima (Norway)
Area of Knowledge: Sensory Science
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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
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ESR4 Nudging children towards healthier food choices (preadolescents)
Host: WUR (NL)
Area of Knowledge: Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
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ESR5 The role of taste in satiation (Infants and toddlers)
Host: WUR (NL)
Area of Knowledge: Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour
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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
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ESR7 Impact of caregivers’ feeding practices on children’s eating behaviours and intake regulation (preschoolers)
Host: INRA (France)
Area of Knowledge: Feeding Behavior
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ESR8 Factors influencing expecting and new parent’s healthy eating behavior (preschoolers)
Host: MAPP-AU (Denmark)
Area of Knowledge: Social Marketing
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ESR9 Peer and sibling influence on children’s healthy eating behavior (preadolescents)
Host: MAPP-AU (Denmark)
Area of Knowledge: Consumer Socialization
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ESR10 Food rejections in preschoolers: where it comes from and how it can be modulated (preschoolers)
Host: IPBR (France)
Area of Knowledge: Cognitive Psychology
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ESR11 Development of sugar-reduced dairy products for preadolescents
Host: UdelaR (Uruguay)
Area of Knowledge: Sensometrics and Product Development
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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.

Further information about recruitment

Further information about the project: edulia.eu

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