AURI seeks a full-time Meat Scientist for its lab in Marshall, Minnesota. The Scientist of Food and Meat has responsibility for leading and managing the development of value-added food and meat products and processes that support the needs of AURI clients and stakeholder. Examples of duties include:
Identify and conduct applied research for food and meat products, including project design, data collection, analysis and reporting.
Lead and direct food safety projects and educational events.
Serve as the technical liaison with relevant commodity and industry groups.
Manage department budget
Ensure the Meat laboratory complies with national and Minnesota OSHA safety requirements.
Additional responsibilities includes managing and maximizing AURI’s Meat lab.
The ideal candidate will hold a master’s degree in food or meat science and 3 years’ experience in food product development including meat products. The minimum qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in food or meat science and five years’ experience in food product development.
AURI offers a competitive salary and benefits package. More details on the position and the application process can be found at http://www.auri.org/about-auri/careers. The position is open until filled.
Knowledge of HACCP and sanitation principles, including related microbiology and chemistry.
Applied research experience in analytical methods and technical documentation in meat and/or food science.
Experience in food processing, food microbiology, sensory taste panels in relation to product development and food safety and quality systems and certification in one of the following: HACCP, SQF, AIB, GFSI, ISO, BRC, IFS, or ServSafe.
Ability to apply FDA and FALCPA principles.
Adaptability to meet client needs.
Proven problem solving, decision-making, and project management skills.
Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), a unique and innovative Minnesota nonprofit corporation fosters long-term economic benefit for Minnesota through value-added agricultural products, focusing on coproducts, biobased products, renewable energy, and food.