Food Chemist or Food Biochemist



The Department of Food Science and Technology of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (OSU) seeks your application to a Food Chemist/ Food Biochemist tenure track faculty position. We seek to advance the science of spectroscopy in foods. Appointment can be an Assistant (tenure eligible) or Associate (tenured) Professor (9 month) commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will advance teaching, research and outreach and have start-up and additional resources unique to strategic hires across the Ohio State Discovery Theme of Foods for Health Modern office and laboratory space is provided in the new Parker Food Science and Technology Building on the Columbus campus. 

Successful applicants will supervise an extramurally-funded research program, develop strong relationships and collaborations with the food faculty and the food industry, contribute to teaching (graduate and undergraduate), demonstrate a commitment to the profession through leadership in national and international organizations, and serve university committees and campus networks. 

The OSU Discovery Theme provides many opportunities for direct involvement in high-profile thematic areas with a focus on academic collaboration in research having global impact. The position strategically connects several hires in Foods for Health and Data Analytics Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a closely related discipline specializing in analytical spectroscopy and metabolomics to address contemporary challenges in foods and health. Applicants should have experience in analytical spectroscopy, especially in NMR, and will enjoy full access to the new Campus Chemical Instrument Center (CCIC) high-field NMR center ( on campus. The salary and benefits are competitive. OSU has an excellent faculty and family benefits program. 

To apply, please submit: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a one page statement of future research plans, highlighting relevance to analytical spectroscopy and metabolomics in foods for health, (4) a one page teaching philosophy, (5) contact information for four references, and (6) a statement addressing experience mentoring underrepresented students or groups. 

Submit all material electronically in a single PDF to Luis E. Rodriguez-Saona, Chair of the Search Committee at Evaluation begins on September 15, 2015, and continues until an outstanding candidate is hired. Thank you for your interest. 

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. Preferred qualifications include experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams and experience in mentoring members of underrepresented groups. 





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