Food Scientist / Assistant Technical Director2017-09-27T17:15:58+00:00

Food Scientist / Assistant Technical Director 

Wheat Marketing Center is seeking an experienced cereal/food scientist to participate in all aspects of WMC’s expanding research and education program, including (but not limited to) the following:

Research – Plan and conduct projects on a range of wheat flour based products
• Identify research needs and prepare proposals and funding applications
• Plan and conduct experiments; record and analyze data
• Present results to supervisor, board of directors, visitors, and technical conferences
• Write research papers, reports, reviews and summaries
• Demonstrate pilot scale equipment and operation and testing procedures
• Supervise lab technicians and research assistants
• Organize product/materials testing
• Develop original solutions to problems
• Keep up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments

Training – Provide support for current and new technical short courses
• Prepare training and background materials
• Develop new curricula and modules
• Develop presentation capabilities
• Promote courses at technical conferences and through social media

Consulting – Depending on expertise, provide technical consulting at WMC and at
stakeholders’ facilities

Qualifications and skills required:
• Master’s degree in Food Science, Cereal Science, or equivalent experience
• Excellent writing skills for scientific publications, reports and grant proposals
• Knowledge of testing wheat quality and improving quality in end products
• A minimum of 3 years of relevant research or industry experience
• A minimum of 4 scientific publications
• Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills
• Experience with utilizing social media
• Knowledge of experimental design and statistics software
• Excellent analytical skills
• Ability to communicate with groups of varying backgrounds and cultures
• Bilingual skills a plus

Other job requirements
• Ability to work flexible hours and travel as needed
• Teamwork and interpersonal skills
• Strong physical demands; must be able to lift 50 lbs or more, with an ability to walk to stand for an extended period of time
• A valid driver license
• No wheat or flour allergies

Salary and benefits
Wheat Marketing Center offers a competitive compensation package including salary, health insurance and retirement. Salary range will be determined by the experience of the successful applicant.

Application process
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume to the Wheat Marketing Center: This position is open now and will remain open until filled.

Wheat Marketing Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are made in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, handicap, military or veteran status or any other legally protected status.