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    Summary

    This position is located within the Agricultural Research Service, Crops Pathology/Genetics Research Unit in Davis, California.

    The incumbent is to develop novel, objective and practical, means of characterizing the chemical components associated with smoke
    exposure that impact wine-quality parameters (e.g., flavor, color, aroma, ageing).

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    Responsibilities

    • Establish detection techniques, standards and thresholds for undesirable compounds in fruit and wine
    • Evaluate differences in undesirable compounds among grape cultivars under smoke exposure
    • Employ sensory and multivariate analyses to distinguish and classify quality attributes
    • Delineate fruit-dependent versus processing-dependent determinants of end-product quality
    • Devise a range of strategies for wine producers, based on this information, to improve wine quality

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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