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Post Doctoral Scientist (Ph.D) Food Safety

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2023

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Type of Position:

Research


Workstudy Position:

No


Job Type:

Regular


Work Shift:


Sponsorship Available:

No


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 Safety


Department's Website:


Summary of Job Duties:

• Conduct research in BSL-2 laboratory with a focus on the environmental control of human pathogens.
• Utilize both culture and molecular-based methods for detection of microorganisms.
• Participate in the design and execution of applied research in transmission of infectious disease within the food system.
• Review scientific and applied literature to identify appropriate materials, statistical techniques, or methods applicable to the area of research.
• Train undergraduate and graduate students on microbiological methods.
• Develop scholarly activity at scientific conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
• Maintain laboratory, record-keeping, and laboratory equipment.


Qualifications:

Highly motivated candidates should have a Ph.D. in food science or closely related field with a concentration in microbiology, virology, or a relevant field and experience in laboratory microbiology. Demonstrated experience in food safety systems. Experience with retail food safety and environmental virology is desirable. A strong and proven record of scientific accomplishment by peer-reviewed publications is a must for this position. Working knowledge of MS Office and Excel is essential as well as relevant statistical software packages (e.g. R, SAS, or JMP). Skill in applying statistical principles to quantitative and qualitative data is required. Experience in grant-writing is desirable. Effective human relations skills are required to work with a variety of stakeholders and professional groups. Experience with diversity and ability to work well in a multi-cultural team setting. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form with a variety of audiences is required.


Additional Information:


Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)


Optional Documents:


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Recruitment Contact Information:

Kristen Gibson, Professor, keg005@uark.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Constant Physical Activity:

Feeling, Grasping, Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Talking


Frequent Physical Activity:

Driving, Pulling, Reaching, Standing, Walking


Occasional Physical Activity:

N/A


Benefits Eligible:

Yes