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Careers in Food Science 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.

Good luck in your search for a new career!

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Food Science

Department of Health and Human Services - Microbiologist

For more information and application: www.usajobs.gov

Date posted: 5/21/15
Deadline: 6/19/15


Hostess Brands, LLC

Hostess Brands LLC has two Q.A. Technician openings at its food processing facility in Emporia, Kansas. The positions entail production line checks to ensure quality, product specs, and overall compliance. Perform testing and routine paperwork associated with quality functions. Help enforce GMP's and support company policies. Candidates should have some prior experience, be detail oriented, self-starter, and dependable. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word desired. One opening is on days and the other nights, on a 4-day On/4-day Off rotating schedule. Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and 401K retirement program. Hostess is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Send resume and salary history to Hostess Brands LLC, 1525 Industrial Road, Emporia, KS 66801 or e-mail to swiley@hostessbrandsllc.com.

Date posted: 5/21/15


Department of Health and Human Services - Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer

For more information and application: www.usajobs.gov
Date posted: 5/21/15
Deadline: 6/10/15


Department of Health and Human Services - Chemist

For more information and application: www.usajobs.gov
Date posted: 5/21/15
Deadline: 6/12/15


Cargill - Research & New Product Development Manager

The primary role of this position is to provide leadership in the development and execution of a technology strategy to effectively differentiate itself in the market exceeding business goals and objectives. Primary interface between the business unit and technology function teams. Convert key customer and marketplace knowledge into effective customer solutions and services. Manage the technology portfolio and ensure alignment with strategy and business goals. Develop a high performing technical team with a strong sustainable talent pool.

For more information and application: Cargill
Date posted: 5/11/15


University of Tennessee - Assistant Professor

Full Time -Assistant Professor in Food Chemistry/Food Processing with a focus on functional foods, 12-month, tenure-track position, 100% Research.

For more information and application: University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Date posted: 5/11/15
Deadline: 7/31/15


Agricultural Bio-based Industries Research and Extension Liaison - Iowa State University

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is seeking qualified candidates for a Program Manager to develop, lead, implement, and refine a collaborative research and development program to enhance the efficiency and profitability of agricultural bioscience industries in Cedar Rapids.

For more information and application: Iowa State University
Date posted: 5/11/15


Jack -in-the-Box - Senior Product Technical Services Manager

This role will be responsible for:

  • Providing expert level knowledge and serving as a technical subject matter expert in the development and commercialization of new products and core product improvements. Write product specifications and collaborating with cross-functional teams to scale up approved prototypes for market test and system distribution
  • Serving as the supply chain technical leader for alternate supplier and product optimization projects
  • Overseeing compliance for Jack in the Box/Qdoba product quality standards for all test and commercialized products
  • Evaluating and approving initial production samples for system commercialization
  • Working closely with Innovation and R&D and internal culinary groups and events, such as sensory testing and product evaluation studies

For more information, contact: Pepipa Yue
Date posted: 5/4/15


Food Scientist

Our client is a multifaceted company with over a quarter of a century history and rich tradition in the food ingredients industry. They are a multi-dimensional manufacturing enterprise dealing in proprietary, value-added food blends and a widely diverse range of ingredients. They are currently seeking a Food Scientist at their headquarters in the Midwest. The successful candidate will work in Technical Services, Product Development and Applications. This position reports to the Director of Technical Services.

For more information and application: Food Scientist
Date posted: 4/27/15


Lab Manager

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Date posted: 4/27/15


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking candidates for a 12 month, non-tenure-track position as a Food Scientist-Chemist Research Assistant/Associate Professor.

For more information and application: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date posted: 4/20/15
Deadline: 6/1/15


South Dakota State University - Assistant Professor

The Dairy Science Department at South Dakota State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the general area of dairy processing. The Dairy Science Department is a unit of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. The Assistant Professor reports to the head of the Dairy Science Department and works collaboratively with other faculty members in the department. This is a tenure-track, 9-month, 75% research and 25% teaching appointment.

For more information and application: South Dakota State University
Date posted: 4/20/15
Deadline: 6/15/15


Tillamook County Creamery Association - Sensory Lab Technician

Assist in the Sensory Laboratory with evaluation of Tillamook dairy products.

For more information and application: Tillamook
Date posted: 4/13/15


Intertek - Cereal Chemist

By delegation from the Laboratory Manager, to provide, in a safe, legal, and ethical manner, the technical expertise and non-routine problem solving abilities needed to support the analytical and testing services of the Laboratory.

For more information: Intertek
Date posted: 4/13/15


Unilever - Quality Supervisor

The Independence Factory Quality Specialist role is responsible for managing laboratory technicians along with the personnel development planning process and ensuring lab coverage and operation. This key Quality role is also responsible for driving the implementation of Unilever specifications, standards and Quality Management System (QMS) for quality assurance and controls in alignment with applicable regulatory requirements. The role will develop local SOPs and procedures as needed to support the implementation of these Unilever programs. This role will also ensures systems are in place to comply with local regulatory requirements and drives site Quality improvement activities to ensure product consumer safety & overall quality and address consumer / customer issues.

For more information and application: Unilever
Date posted: 4/13/15


Farmland Foods - Assistant Manager Food Safety

The Assistant Plant Food Safety Manager directly assists the Plant Food Safety Manager of ensuring the food safety system at the plant is properly written, documented and implemented - thus ensuring USDA regulatory compliance and the production of safe and wholesome meat products. This position typically covers a full shift (ex. second shift) of production and is typically the "off shift" of the Plant Food Safety Manager, to whom the position reports to.

For more information and application: Farmland Foods
Date posted: 4/6/15


AdvancePierre Foods - Food Technologist-Protein

We have an opening for a FOOD TECHNOLOGIST for PROTEIN. Our rapid growth allows us to provide a wide array of developmental opportunities, and we reward associates who are results-oriented, live up to their commitments, and who can align their work activities with the goals of the organization.

For more information, contact: AdvancePierre Foods (scroll down to "Research & Development, Science" for job listings)
Date posted: 4/6/15


Food Safety Auditor

We are Diversey Consulting- a consulting group of Sealed Air Diversey Care specializing in solutions for food safety, risk management, operational efficiency, compliance management and brand protection. Read more about us here: www.sealedair.com/diversey-consulting

We are looking for part time auditors to perform food safety audits for retail and food service companies. We will provide you with the necessary training and access to the mobile technology which is used for data entry and reporting. Whether you are looking to expand the scope of your training in food safety and quality assurance, gain hands-on operational experience, build your resume, earn extra money or explore a career path in food safety- this is a great opportunity for you.

For more information, contact: Ingrid.fessel@sealedair.com or katie.das@sealedair.com
Date posted: 3/30/15


Central Michigan University

The Foods and Nutrition area is seeking two, tenure track, assistant professors for appointments beginning in August 2015 or January 2016. These are ten month, full time, positions in two different areas.

Position I: Foodservice, Hospitality, Business or Related Disciplines and

Position II: Food Science, International Nutrition, Food Systems, Informatics, Policy or Related Disciplines.

For more information and application: Central Michigan University
Date posted: 3/30/15


Jack in the Box

Are you a subject matter expert? Do you collaborate and communicate effectively? If so, we are looking for a technical partner to join the Supply Chain team as a Senior Product Technical Services Manager.

For more information and application: Jack in the Box
Date posted: 3/30/15


Smithfield Foods

Smithfield is looking to hire food science students to fill food safety positions across the company.

Interested students please send your resume to Hollie Sparks at hollie.sparks@farmland.com

Date posted: 3/23/15


Penn State University

The Department of Food Science at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill a newly created position for an Assistant Professor of Sensory Science.

For more information and application: Penn State University
Date posted: 3/17/15
Deadline: 5/30/15


Food Scientist - Cargill

Opportunity to utilize core technical skills to develop new products for launch in the marketplace that align with needs of the business and research new methods for optimizing the entire value chain—farm to fork perspective. New product development work will drive from consumer insights directly related to needs of our customer base (retail, foodservice, processing & export channels). Researching new methods for optimizing the value chain will include, but not limited to, projects relating to improving meat yields, testing new processes & equipment to better optimize our production facilities and other product related projects, i.e. shelf life validation. Overall this person will have the opportunity to create new products, optimize best practices across the business and interact with all departments within our company & interact with customers and vendors.

For more information and application: Cargill
Date posted: 3/9/15


Strategic Commodity Sourcing Manager

The Strategic Commodity Sourcing Manager is responsible for the purchasing of major and mid-level commodities, micro ingredients, and oils for multiple facilities. Within those responsibilities is the managing of inventories, truck and rail logistics, and local grain origination programs. Additional responsibilities include development of strategic reports, and initiatives in cost reduction.

For more information and application: OK Foods
Date posted: 3/9/15


Team Leader - Formulations

Lead the operation of the Formulations Department including formulations and blending, with responsibility for efficient utilization and coordination of raw materials for the production lines. Establish formulation standards in conjunction with Product Innovation and assure standards are met. Responsible for final coordination of daily production scheduling, provide technical expertise and training for operations; coordinate experimentation and interface with Product Innovation for product development.

For more information and application:Hastings Group, position N732
Date posted: 3/9/15


Quality Assurance Manager

Lead the efforts of the Quality Assurance Department to achieve converting goals including: 1) Be Process Owner of: training and coaching partners, staying in compliance with customer requirements, overseeing quality, food safety and service, and adhering to company and government requirements and guidelines. 2) Be Process Performer of: evaluating partner performance, auditing processes to ensure food safety, driving Process Excellence, and holding partners accountable for safety.

For more information and application: Hastings Group, position N731
Date posted: 3/9/15


Team Leader - Food Safety and Sanitation

Lead the plant Food Safety & Sanitation program in cooperation with operations, technology groups, chemical suppliers and contractors to ensure equipment, processes and the plant environment are suitably designed, maintained, cleaned and monitored for food safety.

For more information and application: Hastings Group, position N730
Date posted: 3/9/15


Paragon Ag Advisors - Commodity Broker

Paragon Ag Advisors, with headquarters in Silver Lake, KS is looking to fill openings for Commodity Broker and Agriculture Risk Management Advisor. The qualified applicant should have a desire to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Duties would include handling customer accounts, implementing price-risk strategies, and entering live orders with commodity exchanges for both producers and consumers of agriculture products.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to the following address: joblisting@myagadvisor.com
Date posted: 3/3/15


Kansas Department of Agriculture

Date posted: 3/3/15


Ingredion, Inc.

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR) is a leading global ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients. With customers in more than 40 countries, Ingredion, formerly Corn Products International, serves approximately 60 diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and other industries. For more information, visit ingredion.com.
Job Title: Associate Agribusiness Sales Representatives
Position Location: North Kansas City, MO
Business Unit: Agribusiness

For more information and application: Ingredion
Date posted: 3/3/15

Rich's - Food Technologist II

The Food Technologist II plans and organizes routine and non-routine research and development activities concerned with the chemical, biological and/or physical nature of food in order to evaluate and improve the quality of existing products and related processes and to develop new products and processes. Accountabilities require the ability to successfully partner with others cross-functionally. Work gets done through Speed to Market (STM) or standardized business processes.

For more information and application: Rich's
Date posted: 3/3/15

Operations Analysis - Dairy Farmers of America

As assigned by the VP of Ingredient Manufacturing, over 3-5 years, train and learn from various functional leaders/managers to be able to qualify for a managerial level position within a functional area at one of DFA's facilities. Develop a good understanding of DFA's Safety, Quality, Environmental and Continuous Improvement Programs, as well as, all stages of the production process. Learn DFA's culture, value system and business model so as to work effectively within it.

For more information and application: Dairy Farmers of America
Date posted:1/26/15


Scientist - Starch Chemistry - Newly Weds Foods, Inc.

To bring the knowledge of starch chemistry to the process of developing coating systems for food products. Having the ability to recommend, formulate and process such products to enhance final product attributes as determined by the particular project. Hands on position working on the developmental bench and Pilot Line with other NWF Scientists and customers. Collaborative Team oriented person will do well in this environment.

For more information, contact: Thomas J. Kubica, tkubica@newlywedsfoods.com
Date posted: 1/20/15


Research and Development Manager

Job Req # 433666

Consumer Products/Industrial Manufacturing Company is looking for:

POSITION: Research and Development Manager
LOCATION: Newport News Virginia Area
SALARY: 85-93K 20 Bonus
DEGREE: Required
EXPERIENCE: 5-7 Years New Product Innovations Experience including Stage Gate Development Process

For more information, contact: mag@judge.com
Date posted: 1/20/15


Nature's Variety - R&D Product Development Scientist

Responsibilities involve scheduling and conducting plant trials, evaluating and giving feedback on product test runs, and the evaluation of new ingredients. Working with outside labs to submit samples for nutritional analysis, collecting, summarizing, and tracking data, and scheduling product testing with outside vendors. Work cross functionally to write specifications for new products, new raw materials, and manage existing specifications.

For more information, contact: nvjobs@naturesvariety.com
Date posted: 1/13/15


Senior Scientist - Newly Weds Foods, Inc.

This is a newly created position in the Chicago Corporate R&D Facility for an experienced individual in the formulation and development of pizza dough, processing, English Muffins, general bread formulation and technical expertise.

For more information and application:Newly Weds Foods
Contact: Thomas J. Kubica, tkubica@newlywedsfoods.com
Date posted: 1/13/15


Kansas Department of Agriculture

Kansas Department of Agriculture's Dairy program is looking to fill a Milk Plant Specialist position in the Riley County area.

For more information and application: Kansas Department of Agriculture
Date posted: 1/5/15


Rich Products Corporation

Position: Food Technologist II
Location: Buffalo, New York
Full-time Salaried position

For more information, contact: Lauren Deisinger, Corporate Recruiter at 585-943-0303
Date posted: 1/5/15


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Meat Science

Farmland Foods

The Assistant Plant Food Safety Manager directly assists the Plant Food Safety Manager of ensuring the food safety system at the plant is properly written, documented and implemented - thus ensuring USDA regulatory compliance and the production of safe and wholesome meat products. This position typically covers a full shift (ex. second shift) of production and is typically the "off shift" of the Plant Food Safety Manager, to whom the position reports to.

For more information and application: Farmland Foods
Date posted: 3/3/15

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Sugar Creek Packing Co.

Sugar Creek is seeking a summer intern for the Quality Assurance Department that is motivated and interested in working in a food plant environment. Job functions will vary. This internship may include, but is not limited to the following: learning and assuming the role of QA Technicians as needed, working on special projects as assigned, and assisting the QA Manager and Plant Manager as needed. Furthermore, this internship would be a great opportunity for an individual who would like to gain experience and knowledge in all aspects of raw bacon processing, as well as ready-to-eat or pre-cooked bacon operations.

For more information: LaRae Jacobs
Date posted: 5/4/15

CSM Bakery Products

The purpose of this position is to obtain on-the-job training. As a Production Management intern, you will learn what it takes to run a production line and acquire effective skills to manage in a high demanding and fast-paced food production environment. You will receive hands-on experience and will face the same challenges as regular full-time professionals.

For more information: CSM Bakery
Date posted: 5/4/15


Starr Investment Holdings LLC

Starr Investment Holdings (SIH) is a global private equity investment firm with more than $4 billion in assets under management. SIH invests across a variety of industries, with a focus on business and technology-enabled services, healthcare, financial services, consumer/retail and agribusiness, animal bioscience and food. The SIH capital base is anchored in the Starr Companies, a global insurance and financial services conglomerate. SIH also aligns capital from a network of traditional investors such as financial institutions and family offices. SIH historically has made investments ranging from growth equity to multi-billion dollar leveraged buyouts.

SIH is seeking a full-time, paid summer intern to join its Olathe, Kansas-based direct private equity team focused on agribusiness, animal bioscience and food investments. The summer intern will work as part of the team responsible for the agribusiness, animal bioscience and food investment effort.

For more information and application: Jacob Comer
Put "Olathe" in the subject line of the email
Date posted: 5/4/15


Boston Beer Company - Sensory Intern

This position will support daily production and Sensory projects at the Pennsylvania Brewery location. Sensory Projects include building and expanding the training program, daily release panels, special projects, etc. Focus is on sensory for beer, cider and other products, as requested.

For more information, contact: K-State Career and Employment Services
Date posted: 3/17/15

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Fellowships and Postdoctorals

Postdoctoral Position in Dairy Foods Processing

Kansas State University has an opening for a 12 month postdoctoral position with a potential for renewal. The responsibilities of this position are to continue the ongoing studies on the evaluation of various surface modification techniques to mitigate biofilm formation on dairy processing surfaces.

For more information and application: Kansas State University
Date posted: 4/6/15
Deadline: 4/17/15


Research Food Technologist/Research Chemistry

Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table.

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agriculture chief scientific research agency and one of the worlds premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.

For more information and application:USAJobs
Date posted: 2/2/15

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