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.

Cheesemaker/Pilot Plant

The Cheesemaker will be working at the UW Center for Dairy Research pilot labs. The candidate will be required to have the knowledge, skills and motivation to perform duties related to all cheese, dairy ingredients and cultured products processing and operation of packaging equipment. This position will be assist faculty, staff, industry clients, and students with lab demonstrations, research projects, industry projects and will generally be regarded as an expert operator for all cheese manufacturing, dairy ingredient and cultured product manufacturing and packaging systems. This position requires the applicant to obtain a Wisconsin Cheesemakers License within six months of hire. This position requires the applicant to obtain a Wisconsin Pasteurizer Operator License within six months of hire. Cheesemaker/Pilot Plant Listing

Dairy Training Facilitator

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. Dairy Training Facilitator Listing

Processing Researcher

The incumbent in this position will work within the CDR Processing Group, which utilizes dairy plant processing equipment to conduct process trials for research and industry clients. Fractionation, thermal processing, preparation of cheesemilks, cultured products manufacture, concentration of drying of milk, whey, and whey proteins and other dairy fractions represent some of the pilot plant processing operations. Job posting for Processing Researcher Listing

Descriptive Sensory Panelist

We are looking for individuals passionate about all types of food (but especially cheese and dairy products). A Trained Descriptive Sensory Panelist is part of a group of expert tasters who have exceptional sensory abilities, capable of verbally describing products on the basis of their appearance, texture, taste, and aroma attributes. Trained Descriptive Sensory Panelists are trained to be able to identify, quantify, and describe their sensory perception when evaluating all kinds of foods. Additionally, consults with sensory coordinator in a specialized occupational field as sensory science. Job posting for Descriptive Sensory Panelist

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