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Cambridge University seeks a 'real-life Willy Wonka'

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Cambridge University is seeking a real-life Willy Wonka to study chocolate.

The sweet-toothed candidate will undertake a three-and-a-half year PhD course which will end with them becoming a "doctor of chocolate."

Much of the work, which includes how chocolate can remain solid in warm environments, will be experimental and "require good mathematical skills."

The successful candidate will be the first Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive

The course, which will start in January 2015, will be based in the university's Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology.

It is only available to European nationals who must have experience in experimental investigations, at least four years of study at university level and a high 2:1 or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline.

Candidates have until August 29 to apply.