Commensurate with qualifications and experience with full university
Post Doctoral Associate requires Ph.D. degree in Food Microbiology, Food
Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related science. Must be
able to work as a team member and independently on assigned tasks with
minimum supervision. . Excellent interpersonal, oral and written
communication skills required. Applicants must have fluent English
Hands-on experience in microbiological and food safety, food
microbiology techniques, protein extraction, functionality, sensory,
cell molecular biology, HPLC, GCMS, column chromatography, scaling
process, product application, maintenance and handling pathogens,
This is a full time staff position in the Department of Food Science (40
hrs/week). This person will serve as project leader and cooperate with
Dr. Hettiarachchy in food safety, protein chemistry and value-added
uses, nutraceuticals and functional foods including bioactive compounds.
Experiments include food-borne pathogen inhibition/killing in fresh
produce and meat products and mechanism, bio-films, edible films and
coatings, film extrusion, protein extraction, modification,
functionality, value-added co-products, product evaluation, scale up and
applications using microbiological techniques, electrophoresis, column
chromatography, HPLC, GCMS, DSC, spray drying, amino acid analysis, and
other analytical procedures. The successful candidate will demonstrate
initiative and be responsible for setting up and operating
microbiological techniques, analytical equipment, conducting
experiments, training undergraduate/ graduate students with techniques,
writing manuscripts, grant proposals, reports and making presentations.
This person will assist in teaching food product development lab, as
Where To Apply?
A letter of application, resume, academic transcripts of all college
work, and name, address, telephone and fax numbers of three references
should be sent to:
Dr. Navam Hettiarachchy
c/o Patricia Stout
University of Arkansas
Department of Food Science
2650 North Young Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Initial appointment is for one year, and continuation of position is
contingent upon availability of subsequent funding and job performance.
How to Apply:
University of Arkansas / Fayetteville
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