Associate, Food Safety Microbiology
Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
Job Code and Title
(9702) Research Associate
Research Associate, Food Safety Microbiology
Staff - Professional Non-Faculty
A = 12 month
Annual renewable contract (K )
Monday - Friday
Total Hours or % Appointment
Starting Hourly Rate
Food Science and Nutrition (412A)
College or Admin Unit
Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource
Sciences, College of
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Internal Promotional Consideration
Required Qualifications: Ph. D. in Biotechnology
Experience in microbiology research. The successful applicant should have
previous experience in molecular biology of foodborne pathogens.
- Participate in the design, implementation, and
evaluation of experiments to study the ecology of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in
cattle populations and associated with vegetables.
- Control and evaluate expenditure of research funds with PI.
- Conduct review of literature in the field in which the research is being
- Coordinate the work of students on the project and oversee final results.
- Develop and supervise the development of methods, techniques,
instrumentation, and devices needed to carry out the research project.
- Analyze and evaluate research results.
- Review progress reports written by subordinates.
- Write comprehensive progress reports and final reports on completion of the
- Author and coauthor manuscripts for publication and/or presentation at
- Draft proposals to funding agencies to procure funds for new projects.
This Research Associate (job code # 9702)
position is a 100% time, 12-month (A) annual renewable appointment. Renewal
is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. The appointment
provides access to University health and vacation benefits.
This position is in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. The mission
of the Department is to conduct research, provide knowledge, and develop
skills to improve food and health. The integration of nutrition and food
science has provided an exceptional opportunity for the Department to
capitalize on the intersection of the areas of health systems and safe food
production. The Department plays a unique and important role in meeting human
needs by training professionals and providing service in the fields of nutrition
and food science. Many faculty members in the Department are nationally
recognized scholars in a wide range of nutrition and food science focused
areas, including, nutrition and health/disease prevention, nutrition and
society/community, nutrition education/culture, food safety and microbiology,
food processing, food flavor and sensory studies. The Department employs 25
tenure/tenure-track faculty members and 30 professional staff members.
Current enrollments include over 440 undergraduate majors and over 110
masters and doctoral students. For more information about faculty members,
programs, and curriculum, see: http://fscn.cfans.umn.edu.
Please apply online via the Employment System
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=93309 Please apply
for Requisition # 170751 on the University of Minnesota Human Resource
Employment website. Attach the following: 1) letter indicating interest in
the position; 2) a resume; and 3) the names, addresses and telephone numbers
of at least 3 references.
For further information contact: Dr. Francisco Diez,
Associate Professor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at:
Department of Food Science and Nutrition
225 Food Science and Nutrition
1334 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
As an institution committed to demonstrating excellence through diversity,
the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences is committed
to hiring a diverse faculty and staff, and actively encourages candidates
from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
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