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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
JOINT INSTITUTE FOR FOOD SAFETY AND APPLIED NUTRITION (JIFSAN)
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Position Number: 124151
Category Status: Faculty, Non-tenured, continuing and term contract, 100% FTE
Unit: Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition/Center for Food Safety and Security Systems

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
JIFSAN-CFS3, a joint program of the University of Maryland and the U.S. FDA, is seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate to plan and conduct food safety research focusing on the identification and characterization of foodborne bacteria including unknown organisms, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) and Salmonella using whole genome sequencing, metagenomics, and other advanced technologies, collaborate with graduate and undergraduate students in the team, publish research findings, and help prepare for research proposals to funding agencies.

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Preferences:

Salary & Benefits:
Position will have a salary range of $60,000.00 - $65,000.00 and is commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.

Application:
All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/82202. A complete application packet includes a cover letter, CV, unofficial academic transcripts, and three (3) professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Please apply by June 15, 2021 for best consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.





Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Position Number: 120832
Category Status: Faculty, Non-tenured, continuing and term contract, 1.0 FTE
Unit: Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
JIFSAN, a joint program of the University of Maryland and the U.S. FDA, is seeking a post-doctoral associate to aid in the monitoring and impact evaluation efforts of JIFSAN’s International Food Safety capacity building endeavors. The individual will be working to design experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of different produce safety training approaches in reaching Latin and Central American growers. They will be designing survey instruments to measure medium and longer term behavior change.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

Salary & Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package. No VISA sponsorship is offered for this position.

Application:
All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu. A complete application packet includes a cover letter, CV, unofficial academic transcripts, and three (3) professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Closing date: Open until filled. For best consideration please apply by June 1, 2021.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment  opportunity,  and  will  not  discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.





Title: Data Analyst
Position Number: G00001
Category Status: Hourly Graduate Student
Unit: Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The University of Maryland’s Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is seeking an hourly graduate student with data management and analytical background to work with the unit on a review of lessons learned from the 2013 and 2015 Purchase-to-Plate Crosswalk and Price Tool Creation developed by USDA Economic Research Service (ERS). The tool imports USDA food composition and nutrient data into the IRI InfoScan data and estimates prices for foods reported consumed by participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. 

The incumbent hire can expect to work between 15 and 20 hours per week on this project. The position is considered on-campus for purposes of student visa eligibility, but the work will be conducted remotely for the time being with possible movement into JIFSAN’s office when it fully reopens. The position requires a commitment for the 2021 spring and summer semesters. The produced work will contribute to an ERS publication.

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Required qualifications:

Preferences:

Salary & Benefits:
Position will pay between $15 and $20 per hour, commensurate with experience. Benefits are not provided for hourly positions but hourly graduate students are entitled to Sick and Safe Leave (https://uhr.umd.edu/leave/ssl/).

Application: All candidates should send a resume/CV, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and three (3) professional references to Dr. Clare Narrod (cnarrod@umd.edu). Applications received by February 19, 2021 will receive best consideration.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment  opportunity,  and  will  not  discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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