INRA CSGA has a three-year PhD position available, from autumn 2018; within the ITN Marie Curie project Edulia (www.edulia.eu), in the team “Determinants of eating behavior across the lifespan” (Dijon, France).
We are looking for motivated candidates who can work independently as well as a part of an international team. The work place will be at CSGA (Dijon, France), but the candidate will be required to spend a 4 to 6 month period in Lyon, France (Institute Paul Bocuse, Research Center) and a 2 to 3 month period in Aarhus, Denmark (Aarhus UNIVERSITET – MAPP Centre – Research on Value Creation in the Food Sector for Consumers, Industry and Society).
The PhD will have to design innovative protocols to assess the impact of individual factors (attitudes, cognitive abilities of categorization) and caregivers’ feeding practices (instrumental consumption, health information, positive feeding…) on children’s eating behaviors in a developmental perspective (~3 to 6 years).
- MSc or equivalent within a relevant scientific area (e.g. Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Food Sciences, and Nutrition) with proved knowledge/experience in Eating Behaviors and/or Developmental Psychology.
- Languages: excellent working knowledge (written and oral) of English. Knowledge of French is also required (oral and written).
- Competence in data analysis applied to sensory and consumer sciences and to psychology and in statistical software (e.g. R, SAS)