Specialist (Barile Lab) - Davis, CA 95616
University of California,
Open date: September 13th, 2021
Next review date: Monday, Oct 4, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received
after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet
This position of Junior Specialist has a narrow
focus in a specialized area and provides technical or specialized expertise
(e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, or with research methods)
in the planning and execution of a research project. Junior Specialists are
required to be actively and significantly involved in publishable research
activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions
on research and the interpretation of research results. Junior Specialists
are also expected to participate in appropriate professional/technical
societies or groups and other educational and research organizations as well
as review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications as
applicable related to their research area of expertise.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESIGNATED AREAS OF
I. RESEARCH IN SPECIALIZED AREAS (90% EFFORT)
1) Work under the direction of the Principal Investigator on research
projects. Specific project focus for this position includes, but not limited
to, excellent knowledge of milk and plant carbohydrates (oligosaccharides)
composition as well as food processing techniques such as purification of
oligosaccharides including SPE methods like C18, PGC, HLB, PVPP as well
membrane filtration (microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration) and
desalination. The Junior Specialist is expected to stay apprised of emerging
issues and problems and maintain technical competence in the in the
designated area(s) of specialization and will also serve as a research coordinator
for oligosaccharide isolation projects conducted by PIs in the department,
data management and preparation of reports tailored to meet the needs of the
2) Assists with budget management of grants and supplies acquisition for the
3) Evaluation of performance in research activities is subject to the
applicable individual project in specialized areas, as documented by any of
- Publications on which the Specialist is an
author or made significant and meaningful contribution to the work.
- Other evidence (e.g., letters from
collaborators or principal investigators) that work done by the
Specialist contributed to publishable research.
- Active dissemination of information (beyond
the boundaries of the campus) through informal instruction,
presentations, or other means stemming from the Specialist's research
COMPETENCE AND ACTIVITY (8% EFFORT)
- Participate in appropriate
professional/technical societies or groups and other educational and
research organizations, such as the Institute of Food Technologists and
American Chemical Society to learn more about the newest advances in
food analysis and to attend meetings and workshops to gain additional
expertise in these areas.
- Review research proposals, journal
manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise.
III. UNIVERSITY AND
PUBLIC SERVICE (2% EFFORT)
- May maintain liaison and respond to the
needs of various industry organizations, state and federal agencies, and
other external groups on issues related to area of expertise.
- Participate in activities of committee
related to the research work. Within the defined areas of milk
processing and when appropriate, the Junior Specialist is expected to
provide leadership, develop and offer workshops and training seminars,
facilitate teamwork and develop collaborative relationships with
colleagues and to supply input into the planning of research and
Junior Specialist is an entry level position and
per APM UCD 330, in general, it is inappropriate to appoint an individual
with a Masterís or doctoral degree in the relevant discipline or a
baccalaureate degree plus three or more years of experience with the
specialized methods as a Junior Specialist.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Bachelor in Food
in Food Science or related field (degree must be awarded at start of job)
qualifications (required at
time of start)
- Demonstrated experience with maintaining
and updating the lab chemical inventory and sharing samples among
various users and labs.
- Knowledge of various approaches of
- Flexible to changing demands of research
- Prior experience interacting with industry
in the area of characterization of bioactive compounds and executing
pilot-scale experiments to produce food prototypes.
- Demonstrated experience with operation and
maintenance of pilot plant equipment, including: freeze-dryer, UHT/HTST
Microthermics pilot scale pasteurizer with
in-line homogenizer and aseptic packaging units, cream separator and
- Knowledge of desalination techniques and
application of the principles of ion-exchange separation.
- Strong problem-solving skills and ability
to simultaneously manage multiple projects
- Knowledge of the AggieBuy
and Pre-purchasing systems; implementation of the UC Safety interface
and bar-code inventory management system.
Knowledge of operational parameters and optimization strategies for
microfiltration, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration as well as
desalination are preferred.
- Experience with sample purification for
Mass Spectrometry including SPE methods like C18, PGC, HLB, PVPP is
highly desirable as well as experience training new employee and
students on sample preparation for Mass Spectrometry.
- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently
- Cover Letter (Optional)
- Statement of Research (Optional)
- Statement of Contributions to Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and
inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate
guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
- 2-4 required (contact information only)
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