Senior Research Associate (Food Microbiology)

Illinois Institute of Technology
September 22, 2023
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Position Information

Position Title Senior Research Associate (Food Microbiology)

Requisition # S01213P FLSA Exempt Location IIT-Mies Campus (MC), 10 West 35th St., Chicago Department Food Science & Nutrition Programs GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under minimal supervision, responds to complex scientific inquiries and resolves method/instrument issues. The successful candidate will conduct research activities in Food Microbiology and take a leading role in the project “Food-safe antimicrobial coating for reusable packaging to alleviate specialty crop export barriers to EU”.


Excellent technical writing skills and communicates to encourage others to participate. Seeks input of others to resolve minor problems. Good verbal skills in presenting papers and scientific findings.


Works with industry partners and collaborators in the project. Takes lead in drafting papers/presentations. Develops internal status reports/updates in full draft status.

Special Schedule Requirements


EEOC Statement

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity, inclusion and diversity. It is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and actively seeks applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, age, unfavorable discharge from the military, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation including gender identity and expression, order of protection status, and/or genetic information. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.


Education & Experience

PhD degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or related field although candidates with both food microbiology and molecular biology experience will be highly desirable. Recent PhD graduates will be considered.

Knowledge & Skills

Works with minimal supervision, responds to complex queries and is pro-active in seeking a solution. Has good software skills in Word and Excel plus very good attention to detail in conducting and documenting scientific notebooks and papers.


No budget authority.

May direct up to 5 students on small projects.

Physical Environment and Requirements

100% of time in lab and the balance in an office environment.

Certifications and Licenses

List any certifications or licenses that are either required or helpful in performing the job, designating whether required or preferred.

No certifications or licenses required

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibility

Contributes to defined project milestones by performing lab tests and analyses in accordance with required specifications, established procedures and customer service standards and analyses to provide accurate research data.

Percentage Of Time 50 Key Responsibility

Conducts analyses in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner. Manages lab processes, supplies and equipment to achieve maximum output.

Percentage Of Time 30 Key Responsibility

Assists in developing, documenting, updating and maintaining approved procedures. Plans, schedules and prioritizes on a short-term basis.

Percentage Of Time 10 Key Responsibility

Accurately judges time required to complete tasks, respects timelines and priorities of others. Works with industry partners and participates in cross- functional teams to drive project results.

Percentage Of Time 10

Posting Information

Work Hours

Monday – Friday, 8: 00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Position Category Full Time Posting Date 08/22/2023 Closing Date Posted Until Filled Yes Quicklink for Posting https: //

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