Call for Experts

December 22, 2016 [Rockville, MD] - The AOAC Research Institute is currently seeking experts in several areas to participate as Subject Matter Experts and on the Expert Review Panels (ERPs) to evaluate candidate methods for both the Harmonized Validation for Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM) and Official Methods of AnalysisSM (OMA). Interested candidates must submit their information on the Call for Experts site with a copy of their current curriculum vitae (CV) and a summary of expertise.

CONSULTING SERVICE & AOAC PERFORMANCE TESTED METHODSSM (PTM) PROGRAM
Subject Matter Experts 

Subject Matter Experts assist in testing protocol development, peer review of the validation study manuscript, and supporting documentation. Subject Matter Experts will participate as volunteers and will review protocols and validation reports for proprietary and commercial methods currently seeking validation through the AOAC Performance Tested Methods certification program. All reviews are coordinated electronically and subject matter experts do not need to attend any in-person meetings but must be available for teleconference, if needed.

THE AOAC OFFICIAL METHODS OF ANALYSISSM (OMA) PROGRAM
Expert Review Panel Members

Expert Review Panel members will assist in the review submitted method manuscripts being considered for AOAC First Action or AOAC Final Action Official Methods status. Please note that all interested Expert Review Panel members must be able attend the mandatory Expert Review Panel webinar sessions and participate in Expert Review Panel meetings in-person.


ADENOSINE-5'-TRIPHOSPHATE (ATP)
General Applicability: Determination of Adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP)
Technology:  Various Technologies

ANTHOCYANINS
General Applicability: Determination of Monomeric Anthocyanins In Fruit Juices, Beverages, Natural Colorants, And Wines Within The Range Of 20–3000 Mg/L As Cyanidin-3-Glucoside Equivalents
Technology:  pH Differential Method

CYANIDE

General Applicability: Detection of free cyanide in aqueous samples
Technology: Various Technologies

GLUTEN
General Applicability: Determination of Gluten in foods 
Technology: Various Technologies

LACTOSE IN MILK
General Applicability: Determination of Lactose in Milk
Technology: Various Technologies

MILK PROTEIN

General Applicability: Determination of Milk Protein in Foods 

Technology: Immunoassay

MICROBIOLOGY/BIOCHEMISTRY
Technology: Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF)
  

MICROBIOLOGY
General Applicability: Determination of Salmonella, Listeria, E.Coli, etc.
Technology: Various Technologies 

NOROVIRUS
General Applicability: Detection of Norovirus (GI, GII, and GIV)
Technology: Various Technologies


SOLIDS IN SYRUPS
General Applicability: Determination of Density in Juices, Syrups, etc.
Technology: Brix or Baumé hydrometer, pycnometer

SULFITES IN SEAFOOD
General Applicability: Determination of Sulfites in Seafood
Technology: Various Technologies

UREA
 
General Applicability: Determination of Urea in Fertilizers
Technology: Various Technologies 

VIRUSES
General Applicability: Detection of Viruses in Food and Beverages
Technology: Various Technologies

Please submit your information by clicking the link below.


Additional Information:
ERP participants must submit a CV, summary of expertise and references to be reviewed and approved by the AOAC Official Methods Board (OMB).

If you should have any questions, please contact La’Kia Phillips.