Technical Director2018-04-04T21:40:20+00:00

Wheat Marketing Center Technical Director

Technical Director

Wheat Marketing Center is seeking an experienced cereal/food scientist to lead
WMC’s expanding research and education program:

Training – Conduct current and new technical courses
• Prepare training and background materials
• Develop new curricula and modules
• Develop partnerships to utilize WMC for new courses
• Promote WMC courses at technical conferences and other events, as well as through social media

Research – Develop 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 board of directors, visitors, or technical conferences
• Write research papers, reports, reviews and summaries
• Supervise research team
• Organize product/materials testing
• Develop original solutions to problems
• Demonstrate pilot scale equipment and operation and testing procedures
• Keep up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments

Technical consulting
• Provide technical consulting at WMC and customers’ facilities
• Develop new proprietary business for WMC Lab Services

Qualifications and skills required
• Ph.D. in Food Science or Cereal Science, or equivalent experience
• Knowledge of testing wheat quality and improving end product quality in crackers, cookies, tortillas, Asian noodles, and baked goods
• A minimum of 5 years of relevant research or industry experience
• Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills
• Excellent writing skills for scientific publications, reports and grant proposals
• A minimum of 3 scientific publications
• 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, including evenings and weekends, and travel as needed
• Research team management and career development
• Teamwork and interpersonal skills
• Strong physical demands; must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more and stand for an extended period of time
• A valid driver license
• No wheat or flour allergies

This position reports to the Managing Director.

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.