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Postdoctoral Scholar in S. Wang Lab

Recruitment Period

Open July 22nd, 2020 through Friday, Aug 28, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by August 28th, 2020, you will have until September 11th, 2020 to complete your application.


The Wang lab is seeking a highly-motivated and passionate postdoctoral researcher to lead projects relating to identify/quantify chemical markers (e.g. phenolics, volatiles and fatty acids) that are important for quality, purity and nutrition in food products and to modify processing methods to improve these parameters (often via collaborations). Under PI’s (Dr. Wang) guidance, the postdoc will perform various analytical methods (GC/MS, LC/FID, LC/MS) on different foods/matrixes, analyze and publish study results.

Dr. Wang is an extension specialist at the Department of Food Science and Technology and the research director of UC Davis Olive Center, therefore our research is driven by the needs of industry and used in our education for the industry professionals. The successful candidate will interact directly industry stakeholders, academic/government researchers.

Primary Activities:
• Analyze chemical makers such as phenolics and volatiles in different foods and matrixes.
• Process data using various statistical techniques.
• Communicate and coordinate with collaborators and industry stakeholders.
• Prepare manuscripts, reports, grant proposals.

Basic Qualifications: Doctoral Degree in Analytical Chemistry, Food Science with Chemistry emphasis, or a related field.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Knowledgeable about Statistics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with grant proposal preparations.

Salary and conditions: Full-time salary and benefits included and are consistent with UC Davis policy and commensurate with applicant experience.

Start date: October 2020. The position is for two years. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (no more than two pages) to express interests and experiences, CV and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Selina Wang

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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Job location

Davis, California


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required