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Assistant Research Professor - Post-Harvest Poultry Food Safety
Auburn University

Date Posted Oct. 23, 2023
Title Assistant Research Professor - Post-Harvest Poultry Food Safety
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Poultry Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Professor
  • Poultry Science
The Auburn University ( College of Agriculture’s Department of Poultry Science is seeking candidates for two non-tenure track (NTT) positions of Assistant Research Professor - Post-Harvest Poultry Food Safety. These NTT faculty positions are full-time, twelve-month, research appointments, renewable annually contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. The positions are eligible for benefits, including health insurance. 
Responsibilities: The successful candidates will be responsible for developing an independent research program on post-harvest poultry food safety to broadly address one of the following objectives:
  1. Characterization of the microbiome of commercial poultry processing facilities to understand how bacterial populations in the processing plant affect the microbial population on processed poultry meat. Special emphasis will be placed on associations between Salmonella and Campylobacter in the processing environment microbiome and their contamination of meat processed in the facility.
  2. Evaluation of the efficacy of antimicrobials to reduce the load of Salmonella and Campylobacter on broiler carcasses when applied individually and in combination during the broiler processing steps of reception, scalding, defeathering, evisceration, chilling, and/or deboning.
In addition, the successful candidate will mentor poultry science graduate and undergraduate students, engage in scholarship that results in peer-reviewed publications, and secure extramural funding to support their research program from sources such as USDA-NIFA, NSF, and other competitive programs, as well as from relevant industries in Alabama and across the country. The position does not involve a teaching appointment; however, successful candidates may develop and teach courses per their interest.

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