Postdoctoral Research Scholar - NCFIL

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Position Number:


Position Type:

Post Doc



Department ID:

110309 - NC Food Innovation Lab


110309 - NC Food Innovation Lab

Job City & State:

Kannapolis, NC

Essential Job Duties:

The NC Food Innovation Lab Executive Director Dr. Bill Aimutis is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the group related to food proteins to improve manufacturing processes and physical functionality. The position will be responsible for general laboratory management including but not limited to instrument maintenance, ordering and management of supplies and work flows through the lab. The incumbent will coordinate and/or conduct multiple, concurrent assignments or a multi-faceted project. The Postdoc will assist in preparation technical reports, grant proposal, manuscripts and presentations including development of independent research objectives. The Postdoc will also assist in the training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.

Other Work/Responsibilities:


Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Department Required Skills:

  • PhD in Food Science, Nutrition Science, Plant Sciences, Chemistry/Biochemistry, or a related field.
  • Experience in extraction and analysis of proteins from foods.
  • Procurement and management of laboratory supplies as well as shared responsibility for EH&S and safety regulation compliance.
  • Assisting in the mentorship of graduate students and staff with PI.
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills with ability to develop manuscripts, assist in preparation of grant proposals and presentations.
  • Analytical chemistry skills as appropriate for characterization of plant or animal derived proteins, foods and biological matrices .

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

  • Knowledge in plant science, biochemistry, food science and technology, human nutrition is preferred.
  • Experience with characterization of plant-based proteins.
  • Experience in membrane filtration.
  • Working experience in twin screw extrusion.

Required License or Certification:

  • Valid NC Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.

Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Open Date:


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Job No:
Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 9/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time