The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University's second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being
The Food processing and engineering program in the Department of Food Science is aimed at creating novel products and processes for the production and manufacture of safe and quality food products. Utilization of new processing technologies is of high interest in the research program in Dr. Rizvi's lab.
Under very general supervision, provide research support to food processing and engineering using high pressure supercritical fluids-based and extrusion systems, cryogenic freezing and related projects. Duties include assembling prototypes and testing, mixing of formulations, grinding/pulverizing, setting and operating high pressure systems, evaluation of product quality using instrumental analysis. Develop solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity applying technical knowledge and experience. Assist in overall lab maintenance by keeping lab clean and orderly.
This is a 6-month term appointment with possibility of extension, based on funding and performance.
High school Diploma and up to 2 years relevant experience in Engineering, Food Science, Chemistry, Electrical or other related fields, Associates Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Previous laboratory experience.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact with technical personnel.
Ability to work independently and take initiative.
Must be personable, flexible, possess excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and take pride in their work.
Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, faculty, outside clientele and staff.
Proficiency in basic computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel etc.)
Knowledge of electrical wiring of machines, testing and replacing of components as needed.
Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and guidelines
Ability to lift 20-50 pounds.
Must be able to occasionally work irregular hours.
Experience in collection of data and preparation of summaries and final reports.
Ability to keep the equipment, materials, and lab organized.
Ability to create an inclusive, high-quality and respectful work environment both in a team setting and independently to achieve departmental and university goals.
Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver's license in order to travel a few times during the year to collect materials from industrial sites within NY or to travel to our Geneva Facilities to prepare samples.
B.S. degree in Engineering, Food Science, Chemistry or other related field, previous experience with high pressure systems, 3-D printing and in routine testing of mechanical and electrical properties of products and processes is highly desirable.
Knowledge of Cornell policies and procedures.
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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