The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting nominations for membership to fill 16 vacancies on the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).
NACMCF is seeking members with scientific expertise in the fields of epidemiology, food technology, microbiology (food, clinical, and predictive), toxicology, risk assessment, infectious disease, biostatistics, and other related sciences. NACMCF is seeking applications from persons from academia, industry, consumer groups, state governments, and the federal government, as well as all other interested persons with such expertise.
Please note that federally registered lobbyists cannot be considered for USDA advisory committee membership. Members can only serve on one USDA advisory committee at a time. All nominees will undergo a USDA background check.
Members who are not federal government employees will be appointed to serve as non-compensated special government employees (SGEs). SGEs will be subject to appropriate conflict of interest statutes and standards of ethical conduct.
To receive consideration for serving on the NACMCF, a nominee must submit a resume and USDA Advisory Committee Membership Background Information Form AD-755. The resume or curriculum vitae must be limited to five one-sided pages and should include educational background, expertise, and a list of select publications. For submissions received that are more than five one-sided pages in length, only the first five pages will be reviewed.
The USDA Advisory Committee Membership Background Information Form AD-755 is available online at: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/doc/AD-755.pdf.
Nominations including a cover letter to the Secretary, and the nominee’s typed resume or curriculum vitae and a completed USDA Advisory Committee Membership Background Information Form AD-755 must be received by April 23, 2012. Self-nominations are welcome.
Nomination packages can be sent by mail to: Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250, ATTN: National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods.
For further information, contact Ms. Karen Thomas-Sharp, Advisory Committee Specialist, by telephone at 202-690-6620 or by email to [email protected]