Position Function:Under direct supervision of the Director, Dr. Sam Chang, apply abroad knowledge of scientific principles, practices, and proceduresto plan, coordinate, conduct research and publish findings in foodsafety and post-harvest technology. This is a 2-year position withpossibility to extend depending upon funding availability andmutual agreements.Salary Grade : UCPlease see Staff Compensation Structure orSkilled Crafts and ServiceMaintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges. For salarygrade UC, these positions are “Unclassified” and salary ranges aredetermined by the hiring department.Department Profile:Coastal Research and Extension Center serves as Mississippi StateUniversity’s “southern exposure”. This position is located inPascagoula, MS at our Experimental Seafood Processing Lab.Interviews will be conducted in Pascagoula, MS.Brief introduction of our research program and facilityResearch projects:Our research has a focus on aquatic foods. We also have an interestin working with other foods produced in the state of Mississippi orthe Gulf region. Examples of our active projects include:1. Catfish protein utilization, shelf-life extension and aquaticfood product innovation research. Supported by a USDA-NIFACompetitive Grant Program, and by a special USDA-ARS Cooperativeagreement.2. Safety and quality improvement of marine fish, oysters andshrimp. Supported by USDA-ARS Cooperative Agreement.3. Soymilk and tofu improvement. Supported by a USDA-NIFACompetitive Grant Program.4. Improving the safety and quality of fruits and vegetablesproduced in the Southern region.Facility and Equipment:Our Seafood Research Laboratory has about 6,000 square ft ofresearch space, including a wide array of food processing,chemistry, analytical and microbiological equipment. Examples ofprocessing equipment include a new 350 kV x-ray equipped with anenvironmental chamber, high hydrostatic pressure processor,ultrahigh pressure homogenizer, spray dryer, IQF, high-pressuresteamer, PEF, cold plasma, ultrahigh-pressure homogenizer, a largefreeze-dryer, and several fish processing machines located in aprocessing plant.We have a wide array of analytical equipment and facilities.Examples include DSC, CD, GC-MS-Olfactory, LC-MS/MS, ICP-MS, HPLC,FT-IR, NIR, Graphite-furnace Atomic Absorption, Anton-PaarRheometer, other viscosity and texture analyzers, a BSL-2 pathogenanalysis laboratory equipped with PCR, cell cytometer, variouselectrophoresis instruments, Molecular Device multi-mode platereader, and many other instruments for productive research. We alsohave a cold room shelf-life study facility.We have strong collaborations with the fishing industry, foodprocessing industry and regional research institutions, such asUSDA-ARS research centers and neighboring universities in theNorthern Gulf region.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:1. Assist the Director in the research to advance food science,food safety and post-harvest technology.2. Design, perform and document experiments in the researchnotebooks, accurately record original data, organize and analyzedata using statistical methods, interpret data and preparemanuscripts for publications.3. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Director.Minimum Qualifications:Ph.D. degree in food engineering or food science or relateddisciplines with research experience. Strong enthusiasm inresearch.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in food engineering, processing, product development(particularly aquatic foods), protein chemistry, chromatography,mass spectroscopy, and refereed journal publications; knowledge ofbiotechnology or fermentation and pathogens.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:1. Knowledge of scientific principles and methodologies in foodscience and technology.2. Ability to help purchase, install, implement the operationalprotocols, and maintain foodanalytical and processing equipment.3. Ability to design, organize, and coordinate scientific researchprojects, analyze data andto prepare manuscripts and research grant proposals.4. Ability to work effectively as a team member of a group ofscientists and students with adiverse cultural background.5. Effective written and verbal communication skills.Working Conditions and Physical Effort•Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office workenvironment, research laboratory and processing plant.•Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work;heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50pounds.•Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physicalrisks, which require following basic safety precautions accordinguniversity policies.Instructions for Applying:Must complete online application athttps://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ ;submit a cover letter, resume,three professional references, and a current unofficial transcript.Any social security numbers included on requested transcriptsshould be redacted prior to submitting online. An official copy oftranscripts will be required if selected for an interview.Address of Job: MSU Experimental Seafood Process Laboratory, 3411Frederic Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567.Please email questions to Dr. Sam Chang at [email protected] Clause:Position is contingent upon funding availability.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, genderidentity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other statusprotected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations andapplications from women, members of any minority group, and otherswho share our passion for building a diverse community thatreflects the diversity in our student population.