The incumbent of this position will be directly involved with the laboratory's responsibilities for flavor chemistry research and student training. The position will assist the PI in lab maintenance and preparation of reports and publications. Specific research initiatives include research in dairy flavor & data collection through analysis, equipment maintenance, training of graduate students and hourly workers, laboratory management.
Examples of duties and technical knowledge include: Conducts feasibility study for proposed projects through literature searches and compiles equipment and supply list as well as sourcing needed supplies and equipment. Collaborates with graduate students and post doc to determine best techniques, sampling regimes, and proper control measures necessary to achieve results.
Extensive knowledge in the following software: Agilent Chemstation, Waters Breeze, XLStat, Pal Auotsampler software, NIST MS Search.
Utilizes knowledge in the following equipment: Gas Chromatography (GC), Mass Spectroscopy (MS), High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), GC-Olfactometry (GC-O), Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME), Solvent Assisted Flavor Evaporation (SAFE), Aroma Extract Dilution Analysis (AEDA). Chromatography and analytical flavor chemistry (GCMS required, HPLC preferred). Specializing in the linkage of sensory results to volatile compound results as they pertain to food product and packaging acceptability and quality. Responsible for oversight and final reporting of multiple on-going projects on food and food packaging flavor profiles.
Assist graduate students (including but not limited to; proofing of results and reports as well as troubleshooting experiment techniques and projects). Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Demonstrated proficiency in GCMS and GCMS maintenance, and volatile compound extraction techniques.
Excellent organization skills as well as written and oral communication skills.
The University Of North Carolina