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Food Lab Manager - Division of Nutritional Sciences

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Food Services
The Food Labs Manager plays a key role in advancing instruction, educational programs and research in the Division of Nutritional Sciences. The Manager's role is critical in ensuring that the newly constructed Discovery Kitchen on Cornell's North Campus and the research kitchen and dining area in the Human Metabolic Research Lab (HMRU) are managed and operated to successfully support the Division's preeminent instruction and research.

This is a unique opportunity for someone with culinary and dining management experience to be engaged in nutrition research and instruction.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Rewards and Benefits

We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives.

  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, and generous retirement contributions. We invite you to follow this link to get more information on contract college benefits:
  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end of year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Competitive wages.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee Discovery Kitchen and HMRU research kitchen and dining area
  • Assists instructor(s) with delivering DNS courses and activities in the Discovery Kitchen
  • Develop and implement protocols, training, and operational oversight to maintain facilities, equipment, and operations that are safe, sanitary, and meet program needs
  • Advise and assist faculty in developing metabolic research menus; oversee and participate in research food preparation
  • Assure that schedules, food, equipment, student assistants, and other items are in place for courses, programs, and research
  • Test new instructional recipies
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Didactic Program in Dietetics in areas such web content, surveys, and alumni tracking

Core Qualifications

  • Trade/technical/vocational school degree and 2-4 years relevant experience or equivalent combination
  • Culinary experience; ServSafe trained or equivalent
  • Demonstrated problem solving, attention to detail, time management, organizational and strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with a diverse group of people across university units
  • Expert knowledge of appropriate food and health codes
  • Position requires a varied work schedule, including availability on nights and weekends as needed

University Job Title:
Teaching Supp Spec II


Pay Rate Type:

Contract College

Contact Name:
Lucy Pola

Number of Openings:

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