Limited term Staff Research Associate - UC Davis Dublin Lab

Dublin, CA 94568
United States

Category
Industry
Education
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Security Clearance Required
No
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Temporary
Travel
No Travel

Job Description

 

The purpose of the UC Laboratory for Research in Food Preservation is to provide consultation to the State of California to ensure the microbiological safety of foods produced and processed in accordance with the State's botulism control program including the pH control regulation.

Job Summary

Under supervision responsible for independently conducting analytical procedures used in the evaluation of food samples submitted to determine compliance with the State program; maintaining accurate logbooks, inventory forms and calibration records; and communicating with state inspectors, if required.

Provide liaison between the State and the industry on compliance with the program. Ensure tests are conducted according to prescribed procedures as set forth in guidance and regulatory documents by the State. Responsible for conducting about 10,000 analyses annually and assisting with evaluating about 1,200 new products annually

POSITION INFORMATION

Salary Range

$32.34 - $27.85/HR.

No. of Positions

1

Appointment Type

STE/Limited

Percentage of Time

Fulltime, 100%

Shift Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, Work core hours of (9 am to 4 pm)

Location

UC Davis, Dublin lab

Union Representation

Yes

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Apply by Date

9/10/2020


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Lift boxes weighing up to 40-50 lbs

Stand for extended periods of time to conduct tests.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work core hours (9 am to 4 pm)

Exposure to confidential information from processors

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space


Job Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

-Experience in Food Science or Physical or Biological Science.

-Experience using microscope, culturing methods and plating techniques to perform perform standard standard microbiology laboratory procedures.

-Skills to organize work and set priorities.

-Skills using computer for data entry and retrieval (MS Excel and Access) and organizing and maintaining records.

-Skills to communicate orally and in writing with State investigators and processors as well as with supervisor and co-workers.

Preferred:

-Experience operating specific equipment necessary for analytical procedures (pH meter, water activity meter, titration equipment, etc.).

-Experience with aseptic techniques.

-Knowledge of regulatory requirements for food industry.

-Skills to follow Standard Operating Procedures.