Thursday, March 16, 2017

Adjunct in Food Policy - Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Recruitment Period
Open date: March 15th, 2017
Next review date: April 15th, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: April 15th, 2017

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track academic year Assistant Adjunct position.

The Goldman School of Public Policy seeks applications from researchers in food policy, with an emphasis on the social movements of food production, food service, and labor practices and policies in these sectors. We anticipate that these scholars will study the political, legal, and social aspects of food policy, including: organizing social movements around food policy (e.g., the Local Food movement, Farm-to-Table, the Fight for $15 movement); the use of social media in political organization around food policy; food policy as a tool for broader social justice concerns; etc. We are looking for intellectually rigorous and exciting candidates who can engage with a diverse faculty and can teach innovative courses to our graduate students.

Teaching Responsibilities: Primary duties include teaching graduate level courses, minimum of one course per semester.

General Duties: In addition to teaching, duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, and advising and mentoring graduate students on independent research projects. The successful applicant will have an active research agenda, be engaged in professional activities and leadership as appropriate, and engage in school and campus service.

The minimum basic qualifications required to be considered an applicant for this position are: Ph.D., J.D. or equivalent degree required at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching. An MPP or MPA degree strongly preferred.


The full position announcement is available at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01304

To apply, please go to: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01304

Friday, March 10, 2017

Director of Innovation, Good Food Institute

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is on the forefront of the movement to use food technology and markets to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger to antibiotic efficacy and the exploitation of billions of animals annually. The Good Food Institute’s Director of Innovation will have an critical role in ensuring that a good food future happens as quickly and efficiently as possible. At GFI, you will work with entrepreneurs and scientists to create new companies that will develop the latest innovations in plant-based and “clean meat,” dairy, and eggs; help current companies be successful; and create direct competition with conventional animal products—thereby driving millions of dollars into these sectors and transforming the food system.
 
How You Will Make a Difference
 
As GFI’s Director of Innovation, you will build and manage a team that is laser-focused on moving the best and most successful entrepreneurs, tissue engineers, synthetic biologists, plant biologists, and others into plant-based and clean food technology—both as founders of new food technology companies and as employees at companies GFI is helping to found and build. You will do this by:
  • Managing all aspects of the Innovation Department, including supervising staff, overseeing department budgeting and spending, creating and implementing expansion plans, and providing visionary leadership.
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans that address the needs of new and developing food companies, identifying product gaps, and making recommendations for new companies to fill the space.
  • Overseeing and assisting with writing and editing business plans, conducting market research and branding exercises, recruiting top talent, and mentoring our partners on all aspects of starting and running a company.
  • Building a dynamic team that will envision, develop, and support innovative companies and create forward-thinking plans for new foods, technologies, and growth in the good food space.
  • Creating engaging webinars and speaking at top business schools to highlight the expertise and innovations needed in the field and to inspire more business students, entrepreneurs, and scientists to get involved.
For more information and to apply, visit the Good Food Institute website.

Analyst in Agricultural Policy, Library of Congress

Summary

The Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI) of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking an Analyst in Agricultural Policy. The analyst will conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on agricultural policy related to domestic agricultural programs, policies, and markets. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the economics, history, trends, and current status of agricultural policy with an emphasis on crop insurance and farm income support programs for major commodity crops, sugar, and dairy, as well as associated legislative, economic, and regulatory issues and interrelationships with other key agricultural policy areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with agricultural policy issues with an emphasis on crop insurance and farm income support programs for major commodity crops, sugar, and dairy. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or leading team research projects and seminars. The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.


For more information and to apply, visit the USAJobs website.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Food Labeling Compliance Specialist, Mérieux NutriSciences

Food Labeling Compliance Specialist 

Description Overview 
The Regulatory Compliance Specialist for Food Labeling is responsible for providing food & nutrition labeling compliance services to Merieux NutriSciences’ food & beverage mfg, retail, import/export and restaurant customers. The specialist ensures that labeling is carried out in accordance with various federal and local guidelines. This position encompasses a variety of nutrition, labeling and regulatory services to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and policies.


Job Duties
  • Review, interpret and evaluate food labels, nutrition labels, ingredient statements, allergen statements and other food labeling aspects to ensure compliance with relevant food regulations, as defined.
  • Provide written reports/ assessments of label deficiencies and compliance results. Provide consultation on how to correct deficiencies to address compliance. 
  • Provide regulatory consultation on labeling compliance customer inquiries or projects. This includes reviewing documentations to substantiate labeling accuracy and claims. 
  • Review and consult on label compliance for organic, natural, gluten-free, Non-GMO claims, nutrient content claims and other claims.
  • Develop and consult on nutrition facts labels, ingredient statements and allergen declarations.  
  • Develop and provide technical information to customers as needed.
  • Address emerging regulatory issues pertaining to food labeling and ensure compliance with current and evolving regulations and ensure Merieux NutriSciences services meet changing needs.
  • As necessary, communicate cross functionally regarding current and emerging food labeling issues and opportunities.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current food labeling regulations, regulatory activity and trends. Attend webinars and conferences as necessary to stay up-to-date. Complete industry training sessions as needed to stay current in regulatory knowledge. 
  • On occasion, develop and maintain policies and procedures for department functions.
  • Works on company cross-functional regulatory projects as needed.
  • Other regulatory/labeling services upon request.
 
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition or related fields
  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience required 
  • nowledge in food regulations (FDA, USDA, Canadian)
  • Good knowledge of food product development and processes preferred
  • Good understanding of food safety and allergens
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills, comfortable working in a team setting
  • Evidence of strong problem solving & critical thinking skills
  • Intermediate mathematical skills
  • Strong system acumen and computer skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications


To view the full posting and to apply.
 
 

CRS Analyst in Environmental Policy

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI) is seeking an Analyst in Environmental Policy with a focus related to drinking water quality and ground water protection. The position is located in Washington, D.C.

Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or leading team research projects and seminars. The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

This position is located in the CRS Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI).

For more information, visit the USA Jobs posting.