The incumbent serves as a support scientist, working as part of a team, to investigate the effects of a wide variety of food technologies on the safety of foods. Laboratory research in food safety is conducted involving foodborne pathogens and the conditions of food production and holding that may lead to its growth and survival. The broad range of techniques relevant to the fields of food microbiology and food technology will be used. Studies aimed at mitigation of risks, such as evaluation of processing technologies and preventive controls will be conducted.
Department: Institute of Food Safety and Health
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
Requires B.S. or M.S. degree in Food Microbiology, Food Science or related field.
Knowledge & Skills:
Requires strong analytical skills, attention to detail in conducting experiments, good organization skills in planning experiments and recording data. Ability to multitask on projects and work effectively on teams. Basic Word and Excel skills required for data entry and analysis.
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