Seaweed as an innovative food ingredient

Website Vives

University of Applied Sciences

About the Company :

Name of the company : VIVES

Type of organisation : University of Applied Sciences

Field of activity : Higher education & research institute

Location : Roeselare – Belgium

What are the main commitments of your company?
Within the field of Food Processing and Food & Health, there is a strong focus on applications and development of novel and innovative plantbased food products, the valorizing loss streams from the agro and food industry, developing food products tailored to specific target groups and industrial application of innovative processing technologies including industrial microwaves, conical milling, vacuum cooling etc.

Minimum education requirements : Bachelor in agro or food technology, preference for master’s degree programn

Required languages spoken :
English or Dutch
(we have basic knowledge on French, German and Spanish)

Position summary :

Short Description of the company / lighthouse farm :
VIVES provides higher education and engages in hands-on research and professionally oriented bachelor’s degree programns in six fields of study spread over its five campuses. VIVES has six research domains or centers of expertise, including one on agricultural sciences and biotechnology. VIVES contributes to innovations to have a regional, national and international impact on social development.

Any accomodation offered :
Yes,
More information about accommodation can be found here: https://www.vives.be/en/study/study-counselling-support/housing or www.kotwest.be

Internship description (the tasks, responsibilities, benefits) :

The main focus of the internship be food applications of seaweed, including but not limited to:
– Characterization of the nutritional, sensory and technofunctional properties of
different kinds of seaweed

– Processing of seaweed on lab- and pilot scale
– Product development and optimalisation with seaweed.
Your internship will be carried out as part of 2 research projects (both national and
international).
During your internship you will join a large team of experienced and motivated
researchers.
We are committed to good and personal guidance by 1 or 2 researchers who work on the
seaweed related projects. We like to offer a learning environment where students can
come into contact with various innovative technologies.
Experience with seaweed is not necessary, but we place great importance on the following
personal qualities:
– Structured and accurate working
– Taking initiative
– Creativity
– Performing tasks independently

Job Details :

Duration of the internship :
2-6 months

Period :
Academic year 2025-2026

Application deadline :
July 2025

Salary :
Not mentioned

Weekly Workin hours :
38 hours

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