Elaboration of alternative and energy saving production processes for bakery products and meal components

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?
Food Processing and Food & Health, Smart Farming

Minimum education requirements : Preferred master
(possibly bachelor)

Required languages spoken : Preferably 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 programmes in six fields of study spread over its five campuses. VIVES has six research domains or centres 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 :
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) :

Goal : elaboration of alternative, energy saving, production processes for bakery products (cookies, puff pastry, cake, bread, viennoiserie) and meal components (brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, burgers).


  • Process optimalisation using new innovative technologies (inline microwave,infrared, vacuum cooling)
  • Product characterization: analysis like Aw, moisture content, colour, temperature profiles, crispness analysis, …
  • Elaboration of protocols for analysis
  • Calculations on energy consumption Responsibilities:
    • Able to work independently after necessary training
    • Helping to draw up test designs and interpret results
    • Work and take note accurately and systematically
  • Benefits:
    • Gain experience in the approach to research
    • Gain experience with innovative technologies and analysis
    • Learning how to create analysis protocols
    • Tailor-made applied research for and at the request of the food industry
    • Supporting a passionate team of fellow researchers

Job Details :

Duration of the internship :
From 1 to 6 months

Period :
January 2025 – end of june 2025

Application deadline :
End of November 2024

Salary :
Not mentioned

Weekly Workin hours :
38 hours

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