Cambridge University Seeks ‘Doctor of Chocolate’

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Cambridge University in the United Kingdom is seeking a "Doctor of Chocolate" to spend three and a half years indulging their sweet tooth -- all in the name of science.

The successful candidate won't just be indulging in a Willy Wonka fantasy, though. They'll also have to have a top degree in physics, chemistry or engineering.

The first ever doctor of chocolate will be tasked with investigating "the factors which 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," according to a posting on Cambridge University's website.

The successful candidate will work alongside other researchers who "have extensive experience in studying soft solids, including foods," according to the posting.

Chocolate fanatics who think they fit the bill have until Aug. 29 to apply.


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