CFP Seeking to Hire Two Research Staff Members

Published: September 28, 2020

The Conference for Food Protection (CFP) is collaborating with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) on a two-year research project designed to further the capacity of state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) food regulatory agencies to improve retail food safety and reduce foodborne illness across the United States. This study is part of a larger project being undertaken by the members of the Retail Food Safety Regulatory Association Collaborative.

CFP is currently seeking a Research Project Leader and a Research Project Support Staff member to work on this project. The Research Project Leader is a full-time position and the Research Project Support Staff is a half-time position. Both positions are funded through a cooperative agreement with FDA. Both individuals will work from home, but they must be able to travel to meetings as required to complete the project.

A working knowledge of the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS) is preferred, and the salary for each position is commensurate with experience. Funding for the first year of the project is guaranteed and funding for the second year is anticipated.

A copy of the Project Research Proposal, and Job Descriptions, Job Announcements, and Job Application Forms for both positions are available:

Applications must be submitted electronically to David McSwane at, and the deadline for submitting applications is October 15, 2020.

If you, or someone you know, are interested in either of these positions you are encouraged to apply.