MS, PhD, and POST-DOC Positions – Food Chemistry Lab, USA

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position at USA, Ozbolat Laboratory at Penn State

POST-DOC Positions – Food Chemistry Lab: The Food Chemistry Lab at NC State University, under the leadership of Principal Investigator Dr. Haotian Zheng, is seeking self-motivated and multitasking Research Associates (RAs) who have demonstrated academic excellence in relevant disciplines. The lab is well-equipped and focused on food ingredient functionality, including areas like texture analysis, particle size analysis, foam analysis, and more. We are recruiting qualified RAs with degrees ranging from MS, PhD, to Post-Doc. The lab offers tuition support, stipend/salary, and health insurance to qualified graduate students, adhering to the University’s Graduate Student Support Plan (GSSP).

Designation: Research Associates (RAs)

Research Area: Food Ingredient Functionality

Location: Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, NC State University, Raleigh, NC


  • Degrees: MS, PhD, or Post-Doc
  • Strong background in areas such as food chemistry, bioprocessing, nutrition sciences, or related fields
  • Ability to independently undertake assigned research tasks
  • Familiarity with relevant research equipment and techniques

Job Description: As an RA in our lab, you will:

  • Undertake assigned research independently.
  • Contribute to ongoing projects related to food ingredient functionality.
  • Utilize advanced equipment and techniques for analysis.
  • Collaborate with research sponsors including USDA MIFA, USOA AKS, and more.
  • Engage in protein concentrate/isolate research for high protein foods.

What We Offer:

  • Tuition support, stipend/salary, and health insurance.
  • A dynamic and well-equipped research environment.
  • Collaborative research with industry partners and sponsors.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

Application: Interested candidates are encouraged to express their interest by sending the following to Dr. Haotian Zheng via email at

  • Formal letter of expression of interest (EoI)
  • Compact contact information for reference check purposes

About the Lab & NC State: The lab is associated with the Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center (SOFRC) and the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network. NC State University, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, has a rich history since 1887, offering world-class teaching and research. The University is consistently ranked highly, including being in the top 1% of engineering nutrient delivery systems via colloid and interface science ranking (2023). NC State University is ranked as #29 in Top Public Schools in the United States.

Contact Information: For inquiries, please contact Dr. Haotian Zheng at

Application Deadline: Shortlisted candidates will be communicated the application timeline during interview sessions.


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