ECFP has arranged a number of placements for undergraduate and postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in industry.  Placements tend to be between 8 weeks (over the summer) and 6 months.  Please contact us to find out more.

Genius Placement

31 May 2019
Genius Foods

Through EPSRC Impact Acceleration funding, Dr Nick Koumakis, a postdoctoral research associate, is on an industrial placement at Genius Foods in Bathgate, for 6 months during 2019, to work towards developing an understanding of the science behind how each of their 20+ ingredients contribute to the formation and final properties of their bread.  Genius Foods are leaders in manufacturing gluten-free foods.  Nick is using his expertise in rheology and microscopy techniques and experience working with large datasets to help the company identify opp

A SUPA funded industrial placement at L'Oreal by Dr. Niek Hijnen

07 Oct 2014
L'Oreal, Paris

Having just finished my PhD and working as a PDRA with ECFP at the University of Edinburgh, I was offered the opportunity to go on a 3 month secondment, funded by the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), to L'Oreal in Chevilly-Larue, Paris. Florence Levy, who is leading L'Oreal's Applied Fragrances Research group, had offered a project studying the complexation of fragrance molecules.