Department of Agriculture,
Food and Resource Sciences
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites resumes for a
twelve month, full-time, exempt, grant-funded position. Renewal of position is subject to availability of funds.
Responsibilities: Work with the
Project Director in the Department of Agriculture, Food, and
Resource Sciences and Scientists at the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, MD to
conduct research on food safety as it relates to the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules.
The research involves collaborative field and laboratory studies on
pathogen persistence and survival in soil and transfer to fresh
produce in production systems to which animal manure has been
applied as fertilizer or soil amendment. The successful applicant
will be responsible for conducting the research, assisting the
Project Director and USDA-Research Scientists with directed
research programs commensurate with his/her expertise. Performs
other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Master's Degree in
Microbiology, Food Science, or Biological Sciences with a strong
emphasis on microbiology and food science required. Candidates
should have strong quantitative skills and a record of course work
in microbiology/food science, food safety, HACCP, GAPs, and
statistics as applied to these subject areas. Substantial
experience in laboratory research methods for growing, enumerating,
and detecting viable bacteria, such as E. coli and
Salmonella, including selective enrichment, agar plating,
MPN, and statistical analysis are essential. Also requires
masterful proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint,
and SAS/Statistix/R or other suitable statistical analysis
software. Excellent demonstrated communication and organizational
skills, proficiency in English, and strong ability to plan,
organize, guide, and work collegially with a team are required.
This position occasionally requires travel and 10-hr workdays and
always requires a serious dedication and commitment to meeting
project schedules and goals.
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of
application, resume, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts
will be required once an offer is made) and have three letters of
professional recommendation sent directly to the Department
of Human Resources, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess
Anne, Maryland 21853. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
UMES is an EEO/AA employer and a drug-free workplace and
enforces a no-smoking policy applicable to all campus buildings.
The successful applicant must be able to show acceptable
documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the
USA. Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged