Researcher Houston, TX
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The position will be with the Wyle Bioastronautics Contract supporting the
research and development of Advanced Food Technology (AFT) projects in the
Space Food Systems Laboratory (SFSL) at NASAs Johnson Space Center. The
successful candidate will provide scientific expertise and strategy for the
applied and basic research plan relative to space food system development for
all aspects of exploration missions. The work will specifically address
nutritional stability; acceptability; food as a countermeasure to disease and
as a countermeasure to bodily changes in extreme environments (i.e. altered
gravity/pressure/extraterrestrial missions); safety; and resource
Essential responsibilities include:
--Lead and/or support intramural research efforts in Advanced Food
--Direct and assist in the product development of highly nutritious, shelf
stable foods, either low moisture, or processed by lyophilization,
or retort thermostabilization in pouches.
--Develop grant proposals for submission to NASA Research Announcements, or
other granting organizations to investigate novel approaches that may achieve
food system goals for exploration missions.
--Direct and participate in shelf life studies and data analysis of flight
--Ensure necessary communication and planning with flight provisioning to
meet project deadlines and ship dates effectively for science related food upmass.
--Prepare research reports and manuscripts for peer reviewed publications.
--Support the working groups and meetings of food system related
stakeholders, including intramural and extramural researchers, US and
international scientists, flight surgeons, engineers, and astronauts.
--Establish and maintain collaborative initiatives for developing
--Provide expertise in scientific, technical, and operational forums focused
on NASA food system related countermeasure development.
Ph.D. in food science or a closely related discipline
Peer-reviewed publication record (2 first-author publication minimum)
Excellent written and oral communication.
Mastery of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Project applications.
Prefer at 2 years professional experience in food science related field
Knowledge of food related research and activities in academia, government,
and private industry.
Expertise in statistical design and analysis.
Experience using EndNote, Compusense, STATA
Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, safe food production.
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran
status, or disability status.
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