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Post Doctoral Fellow University of Arkansas

ob - Food Science

University of Arkansas
United States of America (USA)

Overall Purpose/Job Objective:
This person will serve as project leader and cooperate with Dr. Hettiarachchy in protein chemistry, phenolics and value-added uses. Experiments include protein extraction, modification, functionality, value-added co-products, scale up and applications using electrophoresis, column chromatography, HPLC, GCMS, DSC, ultrafiltratiion, centrifugation, spray drying, freeze drying, amino acid analysis and other analytical procedures. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative and be responsible for setting up and operating other 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 and nutraceuticals and functional foods labs, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related science with hands-on experience in protein chemistry, functionality and functionality enhancement, Phenolics extraction and testing extracts for antimicrobial and antioxidants, HPLC, GCMS, column chromatography, ultrafiltration, biotechnology - fermentation, scaling process and product application. 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in conducting research with alternate crops preferred. Industry experience will be a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach cover letter, resume, publications, three letters of reference and college transcripts. If you are unable to attach documents please contact Jamie Bentley at


Recruitment Contact Information:
Navam Hettiarachchy
c/o Connie Tharel,
2650 N. Young Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72704


  • Position:

PostDoc Position

  • Job Location:

Arkansas, United States of America (USA)

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