The Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) is a consortium that includes IIT, FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the food industry. IFSH comprises approximately 50 IIT faculty and staff, 50 FDA scientists of CFSAN’s Division of Food Processing Science and Technology physically co-located in the building, and 60 industry member companies. IFSH is a unique, one-of-a-kind institute where FDA, academia and the industry join forces and conduct research and training in a neutral groud to address major international food safety and nutrition issues.
In addition, IFSH hosts the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), whose mission is to develop food safety preventive controls training curricula on FSMA implementation for the food industry. The FSPCA members comprise senior international food safety experts from government, industry and academia.
The Manager-Food Safety position is expected to perform a variety of duties including leading and delivering industry projects and managing FSPCA Technical Assistance Network.
Education & Experience
MS degree in Food Safety/Food Science or related field with 5-10 or more years of related accomplishments. Candidates with experience and track record of providing food safety training programs to industry will be highly desirable. Experience working within the food industry is desirable.
Knowledge & Skills
Demonstrated scientific expertise in food safety and food science, leadership and management skills. Knowledge and experience with distance learning and/or other electronic means of instruction is critical. Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) is required; good organization skills that can contribute to the development of complex departmental budgeting.