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Position: Visiting Scholar/Postdoctoral Research Associate
Location: E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research
Langston University
Langston, OK
Scope of Work: The qualified candidate will conduct research on goat's milk cheese quality, microstructure and yield in a USDA-funded project. Develop project proposals, experiment designs and analytical procedures. Manufacture hard, semi-hard and soft cheeses during whole lactations. Monitor daily activities during cheese ripening and data collection. Analyze cheeses for sensory score, body and texture, and parameters that may affect cheese quality and yield. Establish quality characteristics and predictive models of goat's milk cheese yield.
Qualifications and Experience: Ph.D./Master's degree in Food Technology, Dairy Science, Animal Science, or Food Biochemistry. Strong knowledge in casein fraction and determination. Experience in goat's milk cheese manufacturing and sensory evaluation. Capability in data handling, statistical analysis, data interpretation and summarization. Techniques in Texture Analyzer and Torsion Gelometer are desirable. Physical ability to handle some heavy work in hard cheese-making is essential.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline: October 4, 2001, or until a qualified candidate is available.
Appointment Date: February, 2002
To Apply: Send letter of application, resume, degree certificate, official transcript(s), and three (3) letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Steve Zeng
E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research
Langston University
P.O. Box 730
Langston, OK 73050
Tel. 405-466-3836, ext. 26
Fax 405-466-3138
Email szeng@luresext.edu

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