Plans, designs and executes collaborative and contract research projects, maintains laboratory equipment and solves routine problems independently. Mentors staff and students on research and safety related topics. Lead the Sprout Safety Alliance. IFSH is one of FDA's center of excellence in food safety and conducts research that furthers FDA's public health mission as well as provides the food industry with critical food safety information.
Department: Institute of Food Safety and Health
Position Category: Full Time
Education & Experience:
Ph.D. degree in Microbiology, Food Science, Agriculture, Biological Sciences, or related fields or equivalent. Experience conducting laboratory-based research on foodborne pathogens; Knowledge and experience on safety issues of food, produce and/or sprouts desirable.
Knowledge & Skills:
Good organizational skills. Solid understanding of project management fundamentals and principles. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) skills required.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Inter-professional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.