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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Emergency Medicine. The position is located at the McDonnell Pediatric Research Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Serves as a subject matter expert offering support, training and guidance relative to the food science discipline/area. May participate and or present on the research developed. Responsible for assisting PI with implementation and coordination of research projects in the USA and developing countries. Oversees food laboratory setting to promote smooth operation, regulatory compliance and interaction with other laboratories.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs complex analyses, experiments and project work under general direction of the PI. Serves as representative for PI and ensures procedures and protocols are adhered to consistently and effectively meet department’s standard. Exhibits a high degree of independent problem solving and ability to conduct research on assigned projects. Serves as the lead role for all food formulation projects. May serve in lead role of other projects, as needed.
Serves as liaison with external research partners and production partners . Responsible for communication related to food production and quality. Supports communication between overseas study team members and USA team.
Conducts site visits and on-site training related to the project. This job will require significant amount of overseas travel to developing countries.
Solves practical problems relating to difficulty with equipment. Suggests technical/ procedural improvements in various methods. May develop and optimize experimental procedures and protocols. Provide high level troubleshooting to advance process or lab procedures
Plans, develops, organizes and formalizes research results and findings. May develop for presentation and/or present on behalf of department. Conducts literature searches related to research projects. Writes/co-authors publications and/or papers supporting research findings in logical and sometimes multiple formats tailored to audiences. May participate in work related to grants.
Oversees and directs all support activities of the food lab including facility maintenance, purchasing, supplies, materials and equipment.
Responsible for collaborating with the Principle investigator on the design, conduct, performance and evaluation of research projects and procedures. .
Assists with grant preparation and journal article submission.
Develops and implements policies and procedures.
Researches and recommends new methods and procedures to maintain current capabilities, quality and standards.
Assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory. Responsible for all food related portions of research projects.
Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred; prior work experience, preferably in clinical research support, is highly preferred; a combination of relevant work and education equaling 5 years may substitute for this requirement
Analytical and problem solving research skills.
Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel and for technical publications.
Ability to prioritize tasks in a diverse environment.
The hiring range for this position is $47,476 - $60,715 annually.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
To carry out the duties described herein on going site visits and on-site trainings related to the project will be necessary. This job will require a significant amount of overseas travel to developing countries (approximately 10% of time).
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R10.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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