The selected candidate will support the center's efforts in adding value to the dairy industry. This work involves the product development, ingredient evaluation, industry troubleshooting and technical support for cultured products, beverages & other dairy based applications for CDR clients and research partners.
The successful candidate will also assist with scale-up activities, visit industry facilities and pilot plants, take relevant training courses, and stay abreast of developments related to dairy processing.
Excellent organizational skills are required to prepare, record and track trials as well as the preparation of materials for reports back to clients/stakeholders.
This successful candidate will also be expected to assist with CDR educational and training activities related to dairy-based food & beverages, and ingredient manufacture & functionality.
Designs methodology, conducts data collection and analysis, and prepares reports for moderately complex client-based research. May co-author publications, present research, and guide the efforts of other research staff.
40% Directs the development of research methodologies and procedures according to client-based objectives and specifications
5% Identifies concerns and recommends solutions to leadership
20% Collects and analyzes moderately complex research data for one or more research projects. Designs and conducts experiments and interviews. Documents results according to established policies and procedures
5% Prepares reports and materials and disseminates information to appropriate entities
5% Reviews and edits research protocols under limited supervision
5% Participates in research publishing and informational presentations to contribute to the development of (research type)
5% Supervises day-to-day operations of a research unit and may supervise others within a specialized laboratory or research area
15% Serves as a subject matter expert and unit liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups providing information and representing the interests of the unit
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Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
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Required Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree in Dairy Science, Food Science, Food Engineering, or related field
Required: -Five plus years of experience in the food & beverage industry is required, with expertise in dairy ingredients. -Good knowledge of dairy chemistry and technology as well as finished product formulation & application expertise across food and beverage markets. -Familiarity with formulation software is required. -Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, have excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. -Experience in managing product development projects for clients in the food and beverage industry.
Preferred: -Familiar with formulation software. -Cultured/fermentation expertise. -Beverage application experience. -Experience with operating dairy processing equipment. -Protein and ingredient functionality testing experience.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $52,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism, and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all.
Some travel may be required.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and a list of 3 references.
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other basis as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.