Position Opening - Faculty Research Assistant/Fruit and Vegetable Processing Specialist

Faculty Research Assistant/Fruit and Vegetable Processing Specialist
Assorted fruits and vegetables

Department of Food Science & Technology
College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University

The Department of Food Science and Technology (FST) at Oregon State University seeks applications for a Faculty Research Assistant/Fruit and Vegetable Processing Specialist.  This position is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term appointment:  85% Research and Scholarship/10% Supervisory/5% Service.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing food processing and evaluation of standard cultivars and new selections of berry fruits and vegetables developed in the breeding programs at the USDA Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research and in the OSU Department of Horticulture.  The person in this position must effectively represent grower and processor needs as well as breeder needs and determine the best way fulfilling all these requirements as part of the breeding team.

With the help of a student crew, the candidate is responsible for cataloguing, sampling, sorting, cleaning, processing, and preserving fruit and vegetable commodities from the USDA and OSU breeding plots. 

Yearly proposals by the incumbent, and reports to USDA Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research program and industry commissions are required to fund salary and supply budgets.  The position is completely funded by grant money and any other research projects that come up.  This person must be continually attentive to changes in markets, technology, and instrumentation and ready to incorporate changes and advances into the varietal evaluation process.

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For full consideration apply by July 28, 2017
Recruitment closes August 2, 2017

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