Knowledge for better food systems

PhD: Estimating the environmental impacts of cultured meat using consequential life cycle assessment, University of Helsinki, Finland

Deadline: 
15 Dec 2018

FCRN member Hanna Tuomisto of the Future Sustainable Food Systems group at the University of Helsinki is looking for a PhD student for a three year fixed-term scholarship to study environmental impacts of cultured meat by using consequential life cycle assessment.

Cultured meat (i.e. in vitro meat, artificial meat or laboratory-grown meat) is produced by cultivating animal cells in a nutrition medium by using tissue-engineering technologies. This project will develop consequential life cycle assessment methods for comparing environmental impacts of cultured meat with livestock meat and plant based meat substitutes.

Applicants should have a relevant masters degree (e.g. in environmental sciences, engineering, agriculture or economics) and have good English language skills.

For more information, see here. The deadline for applications is 15 Dec 2018.