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Post Doctoral Research Associate - Food Science and Technology - Lincoln, NE




- Food Processing Center-1181  

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Description of Work

This is a 12-month, non-tenure leading, post doctoral research position in the department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

Expected to develop and conduct applied research projects in food processing and food engineering technologies including, but not limited to: membrane filtration, dehydration, high pressure processing, dairy technology, and/or functional foods, with emphasis on unit operations applied to human and companion animal foods. The duration of the projects should be from two to five years, depending upon the availability of funding. Sources of funding may include the food industry, federal grants, or commodity boards. This individual will work as part of The Food Processing Center Applied Research and Engineering team, and is expected to engage in collaborative efforts to both secure funding and develop research.

Preparation and publication of results in refereed scientific journals and other appropriate outlets, as well as presentations at regional and national scientific meetings, is expected. Assistance is expected with research proposals to secure external funding to enhance the applied research program in The Food Processing Center in coordination with the research conducted at the Food Science and Technology Department.

Interaction with industry and the scientific community where appropriate, is expected. Assistance in selected projects with Food Processing Center clients based on the individual's background is expected. Will contribute to the mentoring of graduate students and advising of undergraduate students working on related topics. In addition, the Post doc is expected to contribute to various existing and future Food Processing Center workshops, distance education programs, online training, and other teaching endeavors in the Food Science and Technology Department.

The position reports to the Director of The Food Processing Center and Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology. In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the Administrative Unit, College/Division, Institute, and/or University level.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires an earned Ph.D. degree in Food Engineering, Food Science and Technology, or closely related field.  

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How to Apply

For further details and to apply for this position visit, requisition number 110591. Complete the Faculty/Administrative form and attach a Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, and List of References. Application review will begin on October 10, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.  

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Dr. Jayne Stratton


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Faculty Non-Tenure Leading  

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12 Month (Faculty Only)  

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