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Post Doctoral Associate Retail Food Safety - Fayetteville, AR


Work Schedule, hours/week:

40 hours per week

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Department (BU) Code:

FDSC-Food Science

About this College / Department:

Food Science is a department in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and Division of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas that serves as a primary source of higher education, fundamental and applied research and public service. The Department of Food Science fosters programs for achieving regional, national and international excellence that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and technologies, professional development and economic success of individuals and food and food related enterprises.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Food Science or Microbiology, plus 3 to 5 years of relevant experience, a demonstrated proficiency in molecular research methods through publications in top-flight refereed journals is essential for this position. A strong background in molecular biology with experience with RNA and DNA, PCR, RT-PCR, plus in-depth expertise and experience on one of the principal food pathogens is required. Good interpersonal skills, good oral and written communications are required for interactions with colleagues.

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Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled



Special Instructions to Applicants:

Qualified applicants should submit an application letter, CV, college coursework transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. If you cannot upload your submission materials, please contact Jamie Bentley at

Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae

Optional Applicant Documents:

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Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Steven Ricke c/o Dianne Saffire
2650 N. Young Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72704

Overall Purpose/Job Objective:

This position is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track position with paid vacation and fringe benefits within the Department of Food Science and the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas. Duties include, but are not limited to:
1. Helping to take a successful program in Food Safety and Education to the next level of becoming increasingly more competitive nationally.
2. Conduct screening of the genetic variation, virulence, adaptation of food borne pathogens' survival and adaptive responses to antimicrobials.
3. Demonstrated ability to participate with a team and take leadership in drafting nationally competitive grants.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is interested in later stepping into an academic position. Eight of our recent post-docs have taken jobs in academic or academic like positions. The University of Arkansas located in Fayetteville, is consistently ranked among the most desirable cities where to live. This Ozark region offers excellent schools, medical and recreational facilities.

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Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred applicants will have a demonstrated ability to successfully obtain grant support from industrial, governmental or foundation sponsors.

Salary/Hourly Range:

Commensurate with experience.

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Work Location/Building:

Food Science Department, 2650 North Young Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704

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Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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