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The High Pressure Processing Services Laboratory of the Food Processing Center conducts process optimization, validation and shelf-life studies for university and industry clients.
As a High Pressure Processing Research Technologist I, you will:
Be responsible for the daily operations of the high pressure processing (HPP) and high pressure homogenization (HPH) machines in the pilot plants and the HPP Services Laboratory.
Design studies and experiments, perform complex laboratory procedures to test for food borne pathogens, interpret results, and assist with the preparation of technical reports.
Manage HPP Services Laboratory projects, especially HPH projects.
Interact with industry clients, schedule projects, and interface with other service areas of the FPC.
Oversee laboratory activities, safe operating procedures, and compliance with institutional environmental health and safety regulations for a Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) laboratory.
Monitor, verify, and calibrate laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
Train and supervise students in their research and assigned tasks.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in food science, food microbiology, food engineering, or other relevant field plus two years of relevant laboratory work experience. Knowledge and understanding of common microbiological techniques (e.g., media preparation, culturing bacteria, and microbial counts). PC-based word processing and spreadsheet software program skills.
Master's degree in food science, food microbiology, food engineering, or other relevant field. One year of experience in a food-testing lab. Experience with benchtop food microbiology testing and statistics. Knowledge of experiment design, statistics, and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance. Ability to multi-task.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.