Post Doctoral Associate / Department of Food Science
University of Arkansas / Fayetteville


Job Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Job Type: Non-Classified Professional Position
Salary: Annual Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience with full university benefits package.

Full time 12 month appointment, Non-Tenure track position. Research areas are: proteins, nutraceuticals, phenolics antioxidants and antimicrobials.

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, ultrafiltration, 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.

Initial appointment is for one year, and continuation of position is contingent upon availability of subsequent funding and job performance.

Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. degree 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 communications skills required. Applicants must have fluent English communication skills.

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

Where To Apply?
A letter of application, resume, academic transcripts of all college work and name, address, telephone and fax numbers of three references should be sent to:

Dr. Navam Hettiarachchy
c/o Connie Tharel
University of Arkansas
Department of Food Science
2650 North Young Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72704

Phone: 479/575-4779

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University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

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