The Food Science & Human Nutrition Pilot Processing Plant (FSHN-PPP) and the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) are leading the way in food and bioprocessing research, teaching, and scale-up activities. Our facilities include over 60,000 sq. ft. of recently constructed and modernized pilot plant, laboratory, and collaborative space filled with over $15M in pilot-scale processing equipment. Our clients range from start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies in addition to our work supporting major federal research grants, traditional classes, and continuing education opportunities for industry.
The Academic Hourly – Pilot Plant Technician will perform pilot-scale food and bioprocessing research and technical work in the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL). Primary responsibilities will include preparation and completion of research and testing projects, assisting with providing technical and safety training for users of the facility, and writing reports for completed projects.
The IBRL & FSHN-PPP offers either paid or for-credit opportunities for students across many disciplines at Illinois. Several of those opportunities are listed below. Applications are always welcome, but opportunities are limited.