The Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research (CDR) is one of the premiere dairy research centers in the United States. CDR serves as a national leader in strategic research to improve the competitive position of the dairy industry by linkingCenter/University faculty, staff, students and the dairy/food industries in order to address key issues resulting in the transfer of technology and communication of information.

Short Course Coordinator

This position will provide technical coordination of the short course programs offered by CDR and provide outreach support to the dairy industry. Develop new short course programming and guide modifications to existing educational opportunities and platforms/materials to meet current and future industry needs. Educational offerings may include short courses, workshops, off-site trainings, webinars, blended courses, or other online learning platforms. Education material development may include, but is not limited to, manuals, monographs, multi-media training tools, online learning tools, etc. Short Course Coordinator Listing

Research Specialist, CDR Processing Group

This position will manufacture new or modified dairy ingredients and/or new or modified cheese or cultured products for industry clients. Assist CDR staff and students with their research to operate pilot plant scale processing equipment (e.g., valves, pumps, various polymeric membrane filtration systems (RO/UF/MF), spray dryer, evaporator, homogenizer, HTST pasteurization, fermenters, separators, etc.). Create and/or review standard operating procedures. Respond to industry requests for technical information relating to dairy processing, manufacturing dairy ingredients, or manufacturing cheese products. Assist CDR Pilot Plant Manager and coordinate pilot plant equipment use; organize and document work done for industry, UW researchers, and student research projects. . Research Specialist Listing

CDR Scientist

The Center for Dairy Research (CDR) has an exciting opening for a Scientist position in dairy research and cheese cultured products. CDR is seeking an individual who wishes to use their modern microbiological/ molecular techniques to help the Wisconsin Dairy Industry grow. The scientist will develop a research program focused on microbiological topics related to cheese, for example: the microbial ecology of various types of cheese varieties; isolation and identification of specific types of microorganisms in cheese using DNA based techniques; studies to understand causes of cheese defects; impact of raw materials, sanitation practices and manufacturing processes on microbial ecology of cheese. Ph.D. required in Food Science, Bacteriology/Microbiology or related fields. Preferred at least 1 year post PhD. Expertise in microbiological testing of dairy products or bacteria and genomics associated with dairy related microbiota (microbial communities) including yeasts, molds and bacteria. Familiarity with cheese manufacture and food safety practices preferred. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Job posting for CDR Scientist

University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Human Resources