Post-Doctoral Associate in predictive microbiology and process modeling
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Type of Position:Research
Institution Name: Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.
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Department:FDSC | Food Science
Summary of Job Duties:The post-doctoral fellow will develop primary, secondary, and tertiary models of pathogenic microorganisms as a function of organic acids, salts, bacteriocins, temperature, water activity, salt, moisture, nitrite, and other parameters. This is an industry-funded project and the candidate should have good communication skills to frequently interact with the sponsor, develop detailed progress reports, and hold proprietary information confidential. The candidate should be able to interact with an interdisciplinary team of microbiologists, statisticians, and process engineers to develop predictive and process models. Proficiency in statistical and process modeling software packages is required to execute the project successfully. The candidate will conduct a thorough literature search for available data and identify data needs. Models will be validated by independent microbial datasets by working with graduate students.
Ph.D. in food engineering, agricultural engineering, food science, or a closely related field. Strong analytical ability and experience in predictive or process models are required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary to be successful in this position
Commensurate with education and experience
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)
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Pre-employment Screening Requirements:No Background Check Required
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The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
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