February 26, 2020

DEADLINE: Friday, August 28, 2020.

AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) is launching an Expert Review Panel (ERP) for Water Activity Methods to review submitted candidate methods for adoption and published as Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. AOAC is actively recruiting international volunteers with experience and expertise to serve on this ERP. 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 analysis of water activity in multiple commodities and matrices. 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 Water Activity Methods 

An individual sole source method has been submitted for the evaluation of a method with a purported applicability of measuring water activity in food, feed, chemical, or pharmaceutical product.

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:
  • Analysis of water activity in food or feed
  • Analytical chemistry methodology for analysis of foods, pharmaceuticals, and chemical
    products
  • Analytical method development for water activity
  • Analytical method validation
  • Current research on measurement of water activity
  • Varying analytical techniques related to measurement of water activity
  • Food Science

Click here to submit your application.