Research Associate III

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Grant & Trust Professional

Research Associate III

Guelph Food Innovation Centre, Department of Food Science

Temporary full-time from May 1, 2021 to May 1, 2022
Hiring #: 2021-0164

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

This is a Research Associate III position for a highly motivated individual with Food Science and related experience. Reporting to the Director of the Guelph Food Innovation Centre, the Research Associate will be involved in projects aimed at applied research in the area of consumer centric food product development and food innovation. The position will involve product development, project management, food manufacturing and client management.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Project management and planning
  • Conducting research experiments including benchtop product development, scale-up and
  • Collection, analysis, and interpretation of research data
  • Writing reports based on findings; typically for non-scientific audience
  • Engaging, establishing and cultivating partnerships with internal and external stakeholders – suppliers, clients, funding organizations, contractors
  • Overseeing the work of other junior members of the laboratory

Requirements of the position include:

  • Food Science or related degree
  • In-depth understanding of and hands-on experience with food R&D, food processing, food chemistry and analysis
  • Good understanding of food safety, stability, risk analysis and the Canadian food regulations
  • Relevant experience in food industry or food research an asset
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute on multiple long-term projects by tracking progress and quality of work as well as coordinating workflow
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaborate in a team environment
  • Experience in engaging and establishing partnerships with stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Experience in writing reports for external and internal stakeholders and funders

This appointment is regularly performed on- campus but will be initially fulfilled remotely (off-campus) until the University resumes its regular operations.

Classification Grant/ Trust fund position, Band 3
GTP Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2021 04 05
Closing Date: 2021 04 19