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Postdoctoral Fellowship position available at Utah State University. The successful candidate must be able to design and perform his/her experiments, analyze the data and report them to various stakeholders. The candidate shall be able to perform technical procedures in a research laboratory under minimal supervision by applying standard scientific techniques and analytical principles. Incumbent will assist researchers in the lab by performing routine tests, collecting data, setting up and operating equipment, and maintaining various records.
Incumbent in this Postdoctoral Fellowship at Utah State University will run an Industry oriented, US-Department of Energy funded research project on “Filament Extension Atomization for High Solids Loading Reduced Energy Spray Drying Systems” independently with over all supervision of Dr. Prateek Sharma, Assistant Professor, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences department. The project is based upon studying rheology, structure and chemistry of liquid, semi-solids and dried dairy protein samples.
Incumbent in this Postdoctoral Fellowship at Utah State University will do the following duties
Conduct a specified program of research and scholarship under supervision and direction.
May design, organize and conduct independent research and experiments as per requirement of the project.
Analyzes data and prepares materials for publication and presentation both in written and oral formats.
May assist in the training of a cohort of undergraduate researchers.
May participate in and organize seminars as well as may assist in the training and recruitment of graduate students.
Coordinate field crews, equipment logistics, and data collection.
Maintains a solid publication record.
May teach classes and offer advising support to students.
Works well in a collaborative, inter-disciplinary environment.
Maintains laboratory, including equipment maintenance.
Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.
An earned Doctorate in the areas of Dairy and Food Science or related discipline by the time of appointment.
Publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals is essential.
The candidate must have demonstratable experience and expertise in advanced rheological, microstructural, chromatographic, and electrophoretic techniques in relation to dairy products.
The candidate must have knowledge of dairy processing and technology operations.
Relaxation in minimum qualification will be considered for exceptional candidates.
Ability to operate MCR 302 rheometer and texture analyzer independently.
Thorough understanding of large and small amplitude oscillatory shear rheology.
Experience in interpreting and analyzing rheology data.
Hands on experience on HPLC, PAGE and CLSM techniques.
Knowledge of laboratory techniques and safety.
Skilled in statistical analysis and food process modelling
Knowledge of the principles of the peer review process.
Ability to present research in both spoken and written formats.
Ability to teach concepts to students of various backgrounds.
Organizational and project management skills.
Ability to develop novel analytical approaches.
Ability to implement existing methodology and develop new approaches to experiments.
Skilled with computers and programs relevant to department.
Ability to operate specialized scientific equipment as required.