January 12, 2022

DEADLINE: February 28, 2022

AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) is recruiting expert volunteers for its Expert Review Panel (ERP) for Microbiology Methods for Food and Environmental Surfaces. The ERP will review submitted candidate methods for adoption and publication as Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. Membership in this ERP is an opportunity to participate and lend your expertise and experience to the AOAC Official MethodsSM Program in evaluating methods for the detection, quantitation, and identification of microbial organisms in foods and environmental surfaces. If you are a subject matter expert and are interested in volunteering on this AOAC ERP, please complete the application below.

Current Scope of the AOAC ERP for Microbiology Methods for Food and Environmental Surfaces

Individual sole-source methods are being submitted for evaluation in the AOAC Official MethodsSM program. AOAC uses Appendix J of the Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL as the primary guidance for the validation and evaluation of submitted methods for adoption.

Eligibility for Expert Review Panel Membership

All applications will be screened and submitted to the AOAC Official Methods Board, who will vet the candidates and form the ERP roster. Ideal candidates for ERP membership must:

  1. Submit an application including brief statement of experience and a two-page CV or resume
  2. Have experience and/or expertise in at least one of the following, but not limited to:
    • Detection of microorganisms in food and environmental surfaces
    • Detection, quantitation, and/or identification of microbial contaminants in foods
    • Microbiological and molecular methodology used for evaluating foods and environmental surface testing
    • Current research on detection of microorganisms in food products, food ingredients, and food contact surfaces
    • Food science

Applications must be received by February 28, 2022.