Food Safety Public Health Scientist – Germantown, MD


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SCT - Scientist

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Able to obtain security clearance?


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Germantown, MD  

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The SAIC Engineering and Infrastructure (E&I) Business Unit curretnly has an opening for a Food Safety Public Health Scientist. This position provides direct support to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The candidate will provide technical support to variety of projects related to examining the role of microbial pathogens in foodborne illness, including the use of sampling data in the calculation of performance measures and the role of predictive analytics in improving FSIS’ ability to protect public health. The candidate should be familiar with FSIS’ work in disease attribution for Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella spp., and Listeria monocytogenes in meat and poultry food products.

The candidate will also support ad hoc requests for other food safety and food defense projects that require expertise in public health and/or toxicology.

The candidate should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Prior food safety public health experience is also desired.

Position Location: Flexible- can work remotely

Required Experience/Education:
- Masters or Ph.D. in related field
- 2-3 years of experience working in food safety or a related public health field.


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