Provide Research Training Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scientists
The Food Allergy Research & Resource Program is part of the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Profs. Joseph Baumert, Melanie Downs, Richard Goodman and Philip Johnson serve as faculty members in the Department. Students interested in learning about food allergies and sensitivities and developing research skills relating to food allergens are encouraged to make application to the Department.
Typically, one or two undergraduate students from each class enrolled in Food Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are offered part-time positions in the laboratories of Profs. Baumert, Downs, Goodman or Johnson. Initially, undergraduate students assist FARRP staff with sample preparation and other laboratory tasks. As undergraduate students obtain sufficient academic background, they often get the opportunity to work on their own research projects.
If you are interested in research on food allergies, the University of Nebraska is one of the premier research institutions in the world. Undergraduate applications are encouraged. When applying, it is also a good idea to contact FARRP so that we can know of your interest in allergen research.
Current Graduate Students
The Food Allergy Research & Resource Program also offers graduate training opportunities to a limited number of students. Competition for graduate training opportunities in the FARRP laboratories is keen. Research assistantships are provided but students with their own fellowship funding are especially encouraged to apply. Graduate students interested in pursuing M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees in Food Science & Technology under the supervision of Profs. Baumert, Downs, Goodman or Johnson should apply to the Department of Food Science & Technology. When applying, it is also a good idea to contact FARRP so that we can know of your interest in allergen research. Please recognize that we cannot possibly accept all of the students interested in food allergen research.
No openings are available at this time. Future openings will be posted as they become available.
The Food Allergy Research & Resource Program will also consider the applications of visiting scientists. Please contact Profs. Baumert, Downs, Goodman or Johnson by email if you are interested in this possibility.