Fermentation Sciences, Laboratory Manager and Lecturer
Appalachian State University
730 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

The Fermentation Sciences Program at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full time position beginning on or after October 1st, 2017. A successful candidate will demonstrate advanced laboratory experience and relevant knowledge of fermentation sciences.

Applicants must possess a M.S. in a discipline related to Fermentation Sciences (e.g. Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Beverage Science, Engineering, Horticulture, Crop Science) and demonstrated research or professional experience in a laboratory environment. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in research and/or teaching in the area of brewing science / brewing operations and technology. Academic or professional experience related to fermented dairy, meats, and vegetable products will also be preferentially considered.

The successful applicant will manage the analytical service laboratory at ASU. This fermented beverage laboratory interacts with wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, and many more producers along the East coast to provide time sensitive analytical services. The laboratory manager will conduct most of the analyses, document results, and communicate with industry members. Strong analytical and communicational skills are required, as well as the ability to organize and prioritize duties effectively. The successful candidate will also assist in teaching laboratories in brewing, wine production, distillation, and fermented foods; teaching assignments will vary based on programmatic needs and professional background of the instructor. The candidate is expected to contribute to the Fermentation Sciences mission for outreach in the context of a service laboratory. The position will report directly to the Director of the Fermentation Sciences Program.

Electronic applications are preferred for all applicants. Applicants can find the position description and submit materials at:

The review of applications will begin on September 18th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Closing Date: 09/18/2017