Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Position Number: 00106505
Essential Job Duties: The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) has been established as a private and public venture, with the mission to provide renewed knowledge in the domains of nutrition and human health and longevity. This Postdoctoral Research Scholar position will contribute to the new Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) project on "Closing the gap in delivery of fruit & vegetable benefits". The position will use elite plant germplasm and emerging natural ingredient and product platforms to integrate fruit and vegetable bioactives and micronutrients into novel colloidal protein-polyphenol colloidal ingredients and prototype food products, with the aim of enhancing stability, nutrient density and bioaccessibility. Fruit/vegetable produce and waste streams will be mined as sources of value-added components. Colloidal particles will be analyzed for primary characteristics (size, solubility, composition) as well as functionality in prototype food products. Processed food products formulated with novel ingredients will be screened in parallel to those created with simple, uncomplexed fruit/vegetable powders to compare micronutrient/bioactive concentrations, stability, bioavailability and consumer acceptability.
Department Required Skills: * PhD in Food Science, Bioprocessing or related field. * Ability to manage multiple projects in an efficient and reliable manner. * Interact, communicate and collaborate with scientists from other disciplines. * Ability to analyze, present and troubleshoot data in a clear manner.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * 2 years of experience in the field of food science/product formulation. * Ability to evolve independently and develop new models of experimentation in cooperation with related research teams.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: * Valid NC driver's license.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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