Postdoctoral Fellow - Food Safety Project - Stillwater, OK

Profile Icon

Learn More about this Employer in their Profile

Save Icon

Save to your Organizer

Email Icon

Email to a Friend

Print Icon

Print-friendly version


Oklahoma State University


Stillwater, OK


*       Admin - Laboratory and Research



Application Due:

Open Until Filled


Full Time

The postdoctoral fellow will be part of a multi-disciplinary effort to understand the role of filth flies in movement of human pathogens to unprocessed fresh produce. This is part of a Food Safety project within the purview of the National Institute for Microbial Forensics & Food and Agricultural Biosecurity (NIMFFAB) at Oklahoma State University. Responsibilities will include: collection and preparation of fly and environmental samples from animal habitation areas and leafy green production areas; detection of enteric bacteria from samples using enrichment techniques, serological methods, and PCR-based detection; and create bacterial profiles using T-RFLP and other methods. Research will focus on analyzing bacterial profiles obtained from flies and environmental samples to determine the origin of filth flies captured in leafy greens. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist graduate students, publish research results, and interact with other researchers within NIMFFAB. This OAES funded position is available May 15, 2009 in the laboratory of Dr. Astri Wayadande, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in entomology, biochemistry, animal science, or related field is required. Experience in bacteriology, molecular detection, bioinformatics analysis and microscopy is helpful. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Continuation of position is subject to the needs of the department, performance, and availability of funding. Review of applications will begin May 8, 2009 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, address, and contact information (phone, fax, email) of three references.

Application material should be sent to Dr. Astri Wayadande, 127 Noble Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. Phone: 405-744-1743; email

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus

Application Information

Postal Address:

Dr. Astri Wayadande
Entomomology and Plant Pathology
Oklahoma State University
127 Noble Research Center
Stillwater, OK 74078

More Information on Oklahoma State University

*       Institutional Profile

*       Current openings for Oklahoma State University on

*       OSU History

*       Campus Map

*       OSU Personnel Services

Apply Here



Main Page

setstats            Copyright (C) All rights reserved under

            If you have any comments, please send your email to