The Postdoctoral Research Associate will study bioactive compounds in functional foods and herbal medicine. This candidate is expected to conduct scientific research and have peer-reviewed scientific publications and provide technical assistance to graduate and undergraduate students working in the lab as needed.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Center for Excellence in Post- Harvest Technologies fosters interdisciplinary research in post-harvest technologies, including: developing and testing functional foods, isolating and characterizing the health-promoting components in foods, improving processes to extend shelf life and control spoilage and food-borne pathogens, developing new value-added products from agricultural commodities, evaluating and modeling consumer acceptance of food products, developing and testing novel biodegradable and bioactive food packaging, and optimizing parameters for process-engineering. CEPHT provides unique opportunities for experiential education of young scientists in cutting-edge technologies and applied post-harvest research. CEPHT seeks science-based solutions to post-harvest issues facing growers, food processors, distributors and consumers. We provide seminars, short courses, workshops, and educational materials that respond to the needs of growers, and food processing and packing industries. With advanced tools, facilities and personnel, CEPHT is prepared to help producers, processors, distributors and retailers with all aspects of post-harvest processing, including packaging, consumer research, analysis of food components, and development of new food products
Internal job number: 009817
Ph.D. in nutrition/food science, natural products, analytical chemistry, or other closely related fields.
Extensive experience with various spectroscopic chromatography, including but not limited to NMR, GC/MS and LC/MS
Experience with biotransformation of phytochemicals in cells and in vivo Experience in qualitative analysis of metabolites, and trace-level analysis of biomolecules in vivo.
Knowledge in mass-based metabolomic research.
Knowledge in the interactions between gut microbiome and dietary compounds.
Excellent written and oral communication skills for communicating and publishing scientific results.
Strong ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
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Employee Benefits include the following and more available to permanent employees;
Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave
Community Service Leave
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC – Health Benefits
NCFlex – Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance and more
11-12 Paid Holidays
Teachers and State Employees Retirement System (TSERS)
Optional Supplemental Plans – 401k, 403b, 457b and 457
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!