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Food Technologist Fargo, ND

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefited - includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance

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Agriculture and University Extension


School of Food Systems

Position Summary Information

Position Description:

Assist Professor Chang in the preparation of research proposals, designing, and conducting research experiments in the characterization of legumes as related to value-added end uses. To characterize the biochemical, physical, and processing properties, food quality traits, and health-promoting properties of foods made from soybean, common beans, and cool season food legumes as affected by cultivar, processing, and storage. To develop new legume food products and processing methods for food quality evaluation of the legume crops. Record data, analyze data statistically, and prepare project reports and manuscripts. Assist Professor Chang in supervising student assistants in the laboratory and maintaining laboratory supplies, equipment, facilities and safety, and temporary assignments to keep up his research program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS degree in food science or closely related area.
  • Strong interest and commitment in research.
  • Legume/food research experience with publications.
  • Experience in food analysis including GC, HPLC, Instron, electrophoresis, sensory methods, enzyme assays, and proximate chemical analysis.
  • Experience in statistical methods.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with a group of scientists and students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of traditional and international soybean food products.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in food science or closely related field.
  • Experience in phytochemical extraction and characterization research, use of cellular and molecular and/or animal methods.
  • Quality peer-reviewed scientific publications in legume research.
  • Experience in traditional soy food processing.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit letter of application, college transcripts, resume, and names, emails and telephone numbers of three references.

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  1. * Are you a North Dakota resident?
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  2. * Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
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  2. * How did you hear about this position?
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Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1

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  1. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
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  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3
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