On the list of dream jobs, chocolate scientist has to be toward the top. And now one of the world’s top universities is taking applications to fill such a position. At the University of Cambridge (UK), administrators are actively seeking a PhD student to spend three years researching chocolate, specifically “the factors that allow chocolate, which has a melting point close to that of the human body, to remain solid and retain qualities sought by consumers when it is stored and sold in warm climates.”
We’re not in academia, but we are almost positive that they are planning to study ways to get chocolate to melt in your mouth, not in your hand.
If the research leads to better chocolate, that’s good enough for us. Because of funding restrictions, the program is only open to EU citizens, but no job is perfect. Applicants also need to be able to meet the admission requirements for Cambridge.