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Postdoc in Sensory & Consumer Science

Job Description


Position Title:
Postdoc in Sensory & Consumer Science


Appointment Type:
Post Doc/Trainee


Job Description:
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Postdoc Research Associate will assist with the running of the sensory unit (recruitment of participants, managing undergraduate students, etc). Assist with the running of industry-funded sensory studies and the design of sensory studies and studies related to food perception. They will help with the development of virtual reality as a tool to study food perception and consumer choices and with the writing of scientific manuscripts.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Food Science or Human Nutrition


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in sensory science background.




Proposed Start Date:
November 1, 2023


Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
October 31, 2025


Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period


Time Type:
Part time


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Postdocs enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
• Generous vacation, holiday, and sick time and leave plans;
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellbeing Program.


Original Posting Date:
October 10, 2023


Posting Close Date:
October 16, 2023


Job Requisition Number:
R13170


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