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Post-Doctoral Associate, Food Safety Microbiology Twin Cities, MN


(9546) Post-Doctoral Associate  

Post-Doctoral Associate, Food Safety Microbiology  



Student - Professionals-in-Training  

A = 12 month  

Number of years restricted (Y)  





$36,000 Annual Base Salary  

Food Science and Nutrition (412A)  

Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, College of  

Twin Cities  


Open Until Filled


Required Qualifications:
Ph. D. in Food Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in food microbiology research. The successful applicant should have previous experience in isolating and identifying bacteria as well knowledge of molecular biology of foodborne pathogens would be preferred.  

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of experiments to detect Escherichia coli O157:H7 in cattle populations.
- Control and evaluate expenditure of research funds with PI.
- Conduct review of literature in the field in which the research is being done.
- 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 project.
- Author and coauthor manuscripts for publication and/or presentation at professional meetings.
- Draft proposals to funding agencies to procure funds for new projects.  

This Post Doctoral Research Associate (job code # 9546) position is a 100% time 12-month (A) annual renewable appointment. Renewal is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. Post Doctoral Research Associate appointments at the University of Minnesota are limited to three years. 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 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 120 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 at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81595.

Attach a resume/CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references.

Only complete applications will be considered and reviewed.
Start date - ASAP

For any questions or inquiries contact: Francisco Diez, Associate Professor - FDiez@umn.edu  




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