Sweet job: England seeks 'choc doc' to study candy

August 17th, 2014 in Other Sciences / Other

Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?

Cambridge University in England is seeking a to pursue what sounds like the sweetest job in the world: studying the fundamentals of .

The research goal, according to the job description, is to identify ways of keeping chocolate-based food from melting in warm climates. That's a challenge given that even the best-quality chocolate starts going soft around 34 degrees Celsius (93 Fahrenheit), below .

A solution could fatten the profits of the world's top 10 chocolate companies, which last year posted confectionary sales exceeding $85 billion.

Only European Union citizens can apply for the post under the direction of experts in chemical engineering, geotechnical engineering and soft matter physics.

More information: Job application: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/4702/

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