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Winegrowing Research Post Doc

Location: Modesto, CA, US

Date: Dec 2, 2021

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why Gallo?

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As a Post Doc focusing on mouthfeel research in Winegrowing Research, you will work with world-class experts across multiple disciplines to develop and leverage scientific knowledge in grape and wine chemistry, applying strategies to improve grape growing and winemaking processes.  This position is based in our Chemistry Research group and supports our R&D process by envisioning and executing research projects and experiments to advance our understanding of the relevant chemical metrics for grape and wine quality, with specific focus on mouthfeel.
What You Will Do
Mouthfeel Chemistry

  • Elucidate the linkage between grape and wine chemical composition and wine sensory attributes, with specific emphasis on grape and wine mouthfeel.
  • Advance our mouthfeel research platform by developing requisite techniques and analytical methods to quantify key grape and wine metrics related to wine quality and consumer preferences.
  • Cultivate our core expertise in mouthfeel and maintain current knowledge in peer-reviewed journals and across academic networks.
  • Work cross-collaboratively with research and winemaking production partners on innovative projects of major interest to the wine industry.

What You Need

  • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Fermentation Science, Food Science, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Wine Sciences, Enology, or Plant Science.
  • Required to occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Required to possess specific vision abilities (color vision).
  • Required to work non-traditional and extended hours during harvest.
  • Required to travel to different winery sites as needed to execute work.
  • Candidates for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Required to obtain a California driver’s license or appropriate state driver’s license within 30 days of hire.

What Will Set You Apart

  • Experience with advanced analytical chemistry methodologies and instrumentation including GC-MS, LC, IC and GPC. 
  • Experience in analytical method development, optimization, scale-up and implementation.
  • Experience in commercial grape growing and winemaking practices.
  • Advanced knowledge and technical skills in grape/wine aroma, mouthfeel, taste and flavor chemistry

To view a full job description, please click here.
Requisition ID: 85075
mouthfeel, wine AND sensory, phenolics, polysaccharides, physical AND properties, chemistry, wine, grape, HPLC, GPC, IC, sensory AND chemistry AND relationships, flavor AND chemist, flavor

Gallo is an Equal Employment opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (such as braids, locks, and twists), color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition as defined by applicable state law (including cancer and predisposing genetic characteristics in California), genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation (actual or perceived), transgender status, sex stereotyping, age, military or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault victim status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. 


We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Gallo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.
If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at 209.341.7000.


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