Cambridge Needs an Intrepid Student to Study a Lot of Chocolate

Only EU citizens need apply.
Only EU citizens need apply. Photo: Shutterstock

Cambridge University has issued a call for one lucky Ph.D. student to take a deep-dive into the realm of next-generation chocolate, specifically chocolate that softens at a higher temperature, starting in January of 2015. The idea is that science has not done enough for bon bons, truffles, and candy bars to reach their fullest potential, and melted Cadbury bars suck, anyhow. “The project will investigate 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,” they write. This basically means you’ll wear stuff with lots of pockets, fill those pockets up with chocolate, walk around, and eat the chocolate (we think). The gig’s open only to qualified students from the EU, and obviously will be a life-changing experience for the right person. Your life will really be like a box of chocolates, for the duration of the three-and-a-half-year commitment, anyhow. [AP]