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Research Chef and Supervisor University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 78712

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University of Texas at Austin is looking for highly motivated and talented candidates for the part-time role of Research Chef and Supervisor. The new role is available in Austin, TX 78712.

Brief Details

Job: Research Chef and Supervisor


Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX 78712

Job Description

Job Posting Title:

Research Chef and Supervisor

Hiring Department:

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Position Open To:

All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Jun 30, 2021



Job Description:

The Research Chef and Supervisor will work independently to prepare, produce, and package study foods and meals in an efficient and timely manner to meet all research deadlines.

Job Details:

General Notes

The position provides research meal preparation, production, and delivery for human research conducted within the Department of Nutritional Science. This grant-funded position is currently funded through 06/30/2021; it may continue dependent on performance and/or additional funding. Scheduled weekly hours are 30 hours per week.


Work independently to complete daily meal preparation, production, and delivery along with food safety for each study protocol. This also includes instruction, training, and supervision of the graduate and undergraduate students/research assistants working in the research kitchen on the study protocols.
Daily monitoring of all kitchen equipment and space, food inventory, and grocery shopping will also be completed.
Manage the research kitchen schedule, taking into consideration class times, food demos, and student class schedules to complete multiple meals/diets for various studies in an efficient and timely manner. Develop standard operating procedures for equipment and study protocols.
Provide novel recipe development for study meals and snacks.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific, engineering or technical field. At least 2 years of experience in food service and serving as a manager within a kitchen facility along with experience in food, menu, and diet development. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidate would ideally be a culinary chef with a background in nutrition, food science, and/or food management.

Driving Required

This job requires a class “C” operator’s driver’s license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver’s license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range

$30,000 – $36,000 yearly (based on 30 hour work week)

Working Conditions

Will work in a kitchen facility with kitchen appliances, utensils, and equipment
Light Physical Activity – lift and carry 10-25 lbs frequently and up to 40 lbs occasionally
May work around standard office conditions
Required Materials


3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197.

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