WorkSource Oregon P01436UF - Faculty Research Assistant in CORVALLIS, Oregon
Minimum/Required Qualifications B.S in Food Science, Horticulture, Physical Sciences, or related field. Knowledge of basic food processing methods and equipment. Familiarity with food safety processing requirements ' FSMA, HACCP, GMPs. Hands-on experience with food proximate composition and basic quality analysis. Experience with statistical methods. Ability to clearly communicate job expectations and skills to student workers. Facility with Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint computer programs. Position Duties Research and Scholarship (85%) The primary responsibilities of the person in this position are: 1. Process and preserve samples of cultivars and breeding selections for evaluation by breeders, growers, and processors. 2. Provide any chemical and physical data on the fruits and vegetables that are pertinent to quality 3. Set up taste and quality evaluations of these products at several levels: from simple displays to completely blind tastings with coded and randomized ballots from the local meeting level to the regional, national, or international level 4. Present results to breeders, growers, and processors in a meaningful and understandable format. 5. Write proposals and reports to generate funding for this position and the research 6. Constantly seek ways to improve the value of the processing and evaluation component of the breeding programs for each individual crop 7. Hire and direct a summer crew to assist with processing and analyses Supervisory Responsibilities (10%) 1. The person in this position hires and supervises a student crew during the summer to assist with fruit and vegetable processing for his/her research. 2. Plans, assigns, and approves work. 3. Hires/fires (or effectively recommends). Service (5%) Full Consideration Date 07/28/2017 See posting for complete list of duties and qualifications. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.