Post-Doctoral Associate – Center For Food Safety
University Of Georgia
Posting Details Posting Number G/R15912P
Working Title Post-Doctoral Associate – Center for Food Safety Department CAES-Food Safety Center About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
University of Georgia founded the Center for Food Safety (CFS) in 1992 to promote food safety and its role in protecting the agricultural system. Since that time, CFS has been a leader of multidisciplinary, innovative research to improve the safety of food. CFS researchers develop ways to detect, control and eliminate harmful microorganisms and their toxins from the food supply.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually in the U.S. That’s roughly one in six Americans who will contract a foodborne illness which come from such common products as produce, meat, fish, dairy and poultry.
Most of these illnesses are caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites. Food safety is a vital component of the entire agricultural production system and is critical to ensuring food security.
Located about 35 miles south of Atlanta on UGA’s Griffin Campus, CFS’s state- of-the-art facilities enable faculty to conduct cutting-edge research in food safety. The expertise within CFS is broad and involves every stage of the food supply chain, from the growing fields and barns to consumers’ plates.
College/Unit/Department website https: // cfs.caes.uga.edu/ Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information Advertised Salary $47,800/yr Anticipated Start Date 03/01/2022 Posting Date 01/20/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload the following: 1. Letter of Application 2. Curriculum vitae detailing background and capability to conduct research 3. Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts 4. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references that can be contacted.
Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Francisco Diez, Professor and Director, Center for Food Safety, at email@example.com, University of Georgia, 1109 Experiment Street, Griffin, GA 30223-1797 Tel:770-228-7284
Location of Vacancy Griffin Area EOO Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.
Conduct microbiological research intended to investigate novel methods for elimination of foodborne pathogens
Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of experiments to study foodborne pathogens Develop and supervise the development of methods, techniques, instrumentation, and devices needed to carry out the research project
Analyze and evaluate research results
Percentage of time 50 Duties/Responsibilities
Coordinate the work of students on the project and oversee final results
Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities
Conduct review of literature in the field in which the research is being done Write comprehensive progress and final reports on completion of the project.
Author and coauthor manuscripts for publication and/or presentation at professional meetings
Percentage of time 25
Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD
FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary
This Post-Doctoral Research Associate position is a full time 12-month annually renewable, but renewal is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. Post-Doctoral Research Associate appointments at the University of Georgia are limited to five years. The appointment provides access to University’s health and vacation benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position
Ph. D. in Food Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Preferred experience in food microbiology research. The successful applicant should have previous experience in growing and identifying bacteria as well as knowledge of molecular biology of foodborne pathogens would be preferred.
Sit or stand in a laboratory setting for extended periods of time.
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes
For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email email@example.com.
Recruitment Contact Name Dr. Francisco Diez Recruitment Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org