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Below are many job openings and internship opportunities in Food Science, Meat Science, and many other areas. Jobs are in industry and academia. Contact information and job descriptions are included for more details on each job.

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Bimbo Bakeries USA

Two positions available:

Date posted: 1/18/17


Manager of Quality Assurance

I am recruiting for a Manager of Quality Assurance for a large non-union plant near Topeka, Kansas. This person will have 3 direct reports and will be responsible for quality, food safety, and sanitation. This role offers outstanding compensation and benefits, including full relocation if necessary.

For more information contact Barbara Bond, Executive Recruiter, OPUS International, Inc., (954) 428-3888, barbarab@foodscience.com

Date posted: 1/17/17


Washington University

Food Science Specialist – 35078

This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Emergency Medicine. The position is located at the McDonnell Pediatric Research Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Position Summary:

Serves as a subject matter expert offering support, training and guidance relative to the food science discipline/area. May participate and or present on the research developed. Responsible for assisting PI with implementation and coordination of research projects in the USA and developing countries. Oversees food laboratory setting to promote smooth operation, regulatory compliance and interaction with other laboratories.

For more information and application: https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and search for "Food Science Specialist"
Date posted: 1/17/17


Shatto Milk Company

Shatto Milk Company is a local family farm located about 50 miles north of KC Mo. We have a dairy, milking approximately 300-400 cows, a bottling and processing plant that bottles over 2000 gallons/day, conducts tours 4 days/ week and a country store. We make white milk and approximately 6-7 flavors of milk, butter, cheese and ice cream. All our milk is packaged in glass bottles to assure the best quality.

Our facility has received numerous awards from national and state levels for our products! We have even taken milk to the President of the US!

We currently have a position available for a milk processor with a salary of $40,000-60,000/year.

For more information, contact: Barbara Shatto, owner, 816 223-3846 cell, barb@shatttomilk.com

Date posted: 1/17/17


Russell Stover Chocolates

Quality Manager Opportunity – Russell Stover Chocolates
Location: Iola, KS
Apply online via www.russellstover.com/careers
Job ID: 2099

Date posted: 1/17/17


Kansas Department of Agriculture

The following career opportunities are open at KDA; those interested in applying go to the link provided.

Plant Protection Specialist - http://www.admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=185676

Food Drug Lodging Surveyor - http://www.admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=185153

Date posted: 1/17/17


Bilingual Food Safety Position

Chris Ray, a recruiter is currently search for a bilingual food scientist to fill a Food Safety Coordination role in the greater Chicago area. Those interested contact Chris at 423-894-5500 Ext 511 or email him at chris.ray@mrichatt.com

Date posted: 1/9/17


Dairy Farmers of America - Food Scientist (#7408)

The Food Scientist position reports to the Senior Director of Product Development and Technical Research with additional reporting responsibilities to the Senior Scientists. The Food Scientist is responsible for assisting Senior Scientists and others in implementation of the activities, plans, and projects designated by the Senior Director. This includes developing formulations, modifying customer formulations, developing LACF thermal processes, and support of all activities and documentation associated with commercialization of products in DFA's manufacturing facilities.

For more information and application: Dairy Farmers of America
Date posted: 12/12/16


Pet Food Product Development Manager - (001932)

The Pet Food Product Development Manager role is responsible for establishing and growing the Sensient brand in companion animal treats and the broader pet food segment. This role is key in developing the flavor and nutritional profiles to differentiate our natural and agricultural-based products in the treat and companion animal meal product lines.

For more information and application: Sensient
Date posted: 12/12/16


Research Chemist - FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Moffett Research Center of the Institute for Food Safety & Health (IFSH) seeks a motivated full-time scientist with significant experience in analytical chemistry (especially elemental analysis) and/or food chemistry. The individual will be appointed to a 1-year ORISE fellowship position, with a possibility of yearly renewal for up to 4 years. The fellowship program is administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/default.aspx), and does not include federal benefits.

Position Location: Bedford Park, Illinois
Salary Range: $70K to $85K, depending on degree level and experience
Start date: Winter 2016

To apply for this position: Please send email with cover letter and resume/CV to Timothy Duncan, PhD, at timothy.duncan@fda.hhs.gov. In your cover letter please include an availability date and three potential references. Applications will be evaluated as they are received. FDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a Smoke-Free Workplace.

Date posted: 12/12/16


Quality Assurance and Food Safety Trainee – Career Foundation Program – Smithfield Foods

A functional trainee is an individual who undergoes training for positions in their field of expertise. The Career Foundation Program is the best way to prepare employees to become future leaders of the company. It equips them with the required skills, judgment, and know-how of being an effective and responsible leader.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/tvv7mgbv93
Date posted: 12/5/16


Food Scientist - Golden State Foods

Makes meaningful contributions to PD and company objectives by providing a highly developed level of technical competence and experience to lead people and support multiple projects with an emphasis on innovation, development of new products, product specifications, and procedures to support product development and testing, ensuring that products meet established GSF and external customer standards.

For more information, contact: Kevin Grow at KevinG@kanpak.us
Date posted: 10/24/16
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Director, Innovation and Product Development, Salty Snacks

The Director, Innovation & Product Development has a primary responsibility to refine and add onto the Company's R&D capabilities. This position is key into sustaining and exceeding their current capabilities from an R&D perspective. This key role also has a direct career path to a Vice President position in the origination. The Director will also lead and direct their branded products with a growing number of new product development initiatives as a leader of the Product Life Cycle & Innovation team within the Company's Salty Snacks Commercial Team.

For more information, contact: Nick Ingram at ningram@jobplex.com
Date posted: 10/24/16
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Quality Assurance Supervisor – 1st Shift – West Liberty Foods - #88226

Quality Assurance Supervisor is responsible for finding potential quality issues in production and implementing solutions to mitigate issues. The Quality Assurance Supervisor is also responsible for the direct supervision and training of non-exempt team members in the QA department. This involves areas of responsibility, policy implementation, philosophies and department specifications. Enforces company and departmental policies as needed to assure the level of quality that has been established for West Liberty Foods products.

Online application: West Liberty Foods
Date posted: 10/17/16
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Laboratory Technician

Position located in Kansas City.

For more information: Contact Taylor Rahe with Aerotek Recruiting at 913-333-5612

Date posted: 10/12/16
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Golden West Food Group

Quality Control Supervisor - This position will interface directly with Operations, Maintenance and QA to ensure quality, food safety and special projects. This position will report directly to the GWFG (Golden West Food Group) QA group based in California, however the position will be based in Yoakum, TX.

For more information, contact: Suzanne Cimolino, suzannec@gwfg.com
Date posted: 10/3/16
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Manildra USA Headquarters

Food Technologist - The position is responsible for both carrying out the daily lab testing activities and acting as a technical resource for sales and customers. Primary testing will be formulating and evaluating ingredients in the baking category, though crossover to other food products will occur. Travel for this position will be up to 25%.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Obtain thorough understanding of the Manildra portfolio to optimize ingredient use in a variety of applications.
  • Execute food applications research and testing to support sales strategies and company initiatives.
  • Complete customer projects identified by sales or technical team, from lab analysis to finished report and presentation.
  • Provide support for research initiatives, testing new products to identify market opportunity.
  • Perform various lab analysis
  • Keep lab maintained in a neat and orderly way to facilitate customer meetings and presentations.
  • Providing technical resources to assist sales force with new business opportunities.
  • Explore new technologies or new ways to utilize existing resources to create value-added opportunities.

For more information, contact: Brook Carson, bcarson@maildrausa.com
Date posted: 9/19/16


PepsiCo - Manufacturing Operations Associate

For more information and application: PepsiCo
Date posted: 9/19/16



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Nestle Purina

Nestle Purina is seeking students interested in gaining hands on summer internship experience in the following disciplines:

  • Food Science
  • Meat Science
  • Grain Science
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Veterinary Science or a related discipline

For more information and application: Nestle Purina OR Nestle Purina Nutrition

Contact Dan Brewer (Daniel.Brewer@rd.nestle.com)

Date posted: 1/12/17


K-State Research and Extension

Summer Interns, Kansas
Office location-Selected county or district offices. Locations to be determined in February 2017.
Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2017.
For more information, contact Stacey Warner, swarner@ksu.edu, or call 785-532-5790
Position announcement and apply here.

Date posted: 12/2/16



JOB TITLE: Product Development Intern - Paid
DEPARTMENT: Technical Innovation & Product Development / USIG Flavor Division
LOCATION: 204 Wight Ave. Hunt Valley, MD 21031
START DATE: May/June 2017 (flexible)
HOURS: Full-time 12- 18-week Program

For more information, contact: teri_mascuch@mccormick.com
Date posted: 11/28/16
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Milk Specialties Global

Milk Specialties Global (www.milkspecialties.com ) is looking for summer interns for summer 2017. Employment start date will begin around June 1. Interested students can check out the website and follow up on this great opportunity by contacting Mr. Peter Kokemueller directly - (PKokemueller@milkspecialties.com) or (651) 967-8858.

Milk Specialties Global has 2 exciting Quality Assurance Internship opportunities. One will be based out of our Human Nutrition facility in Wautoma, WI and the other will operate from our Animal Nutrition facility in Boscobel, WI. These are both paid, full-time (40 hours/week) Internships. If interested in learning more or applying, contact Dacia Liszka at dliska@milkspecialties.com or 612-326-9918

QA Lab Internship

Date posted: 11/14/16


PepsiCo - Manufacturing Operations Intern

For more information and application: PepsiCo
Date posted: 9/19/16

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Fellowships and Postdoctorals


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