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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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We value FSI relationships with agricultural, food and business communities to provide student learning and career opportunities. Recently, Lindsey Jansen, from Cargill's Corn Milling North America division, visited campus to provide an overview of Cargill's business divisions and to discuss how corn is processed into many food and industrial products. She discussed internship opportunities in the manufacturing division for science-oriented students, and provided guidance on submitting applications to be considered for positions during summer 2017. We want to thank Cargill for supporting our program and students.

Job Opportunities

Food Science

Quality Supervisor – McCain Foods Limited

Reports to Quality Manager and supervises daily functions of lab personnel in the QC Department. Includes, selection, training, and supervising of three Quality Auditors, shift Quality Technicians and Raw Material Technicians. Implement Quality policies and programs involved in the manufacturing process. Oversee raw and finished product quality audits/standards.

Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=SmFzb24uQnVzcy4xNjc3NS40MDIzQG1jY2Fpbi5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20
Date posted: 12/5/16

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

USDA Research Service - Biological Science Laboratory Technician

The US Meat Animal Research Center located in Clay Center, NE is seeking a permanent, full-time, Biological Science Laboratory Technician responsible for providing laboratory and technical assistance in the mission to minimize reproductive losses and improve lifetime productivity of swine. Research involves physiology, endocrinology, molecular biology, neuroendocrinology, biochemistry, nutrition, and genomics. Effective support will require the ability to accurately observe and record experimental results, familiarity with molecular and biochemical laboratory methods and procedures, and willingness to participate as a member of a research team.

For more information and application: USAJobs
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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Schreiber Foods

Various jobs opportunities at the K-State Career Center

Date posted: 10/3/16

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

Didion Milling

Date posted: 8/29/16

Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date posted: 8/29/16

Sales Manager – Food Ingredients

Musim Mas is a fully integrated Palm Oil organization and is one of the most dynamic palm oil groups in the Far East with a diversified portfolio of products and assets. Our activities are centered on core business of oil palm cultivation and palm, palm kernel and coconut oil processing. We are one of the market leaders in the manufacturing of palm oil and palm kernel oil products, soap, margarine, specialty fats, oleo chemicals, and fatty esters and handle a volume of about 4 million tons annually. To meet this rapid expansion, we seek a dynamic and result-oriented individual to be part of our team in our ICOF America office.

For more information: Musim Mas Group
Date posted: 8/2/16
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Quality Control Lab Technician

The opportunity that we are currently looking to fill is a Quality Control Lab Technician. This position requires a degree in Chemistry and/or Food Science, however, candidates with a degree in Biology or Chemical Engineering will also be considered. The position would require QC work in the lab, as well as QA work on the production floor. Pay would vary based on experience.

For more information, contact: 913-333-5612 or by email: trahe@aerotek.com
Date posted: 7/19/16

QA Technician - Russell Stover

For more information and application: Russell Stover Candies

Date posted: 7/5/16

Food Chemist - Dairy Protein Powders - Albert Lea, MN

Requires 3+ years experience in a manufacturer of dairy protein powders and related products as a Food Chemist working to develop new products and product recipes.

For more information, contact: James Franco at (609) 584-9000 ext 283
Application: Diedre Moire Corporation, Inc.
Date posted: 6/13/16

Idaho Milk Products

Idaho Milk Products is an international milk processing leader, supplying IdaPro Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC), IdaPro Milk Permeate, and IdaPro Cream to customers around the globe. Our superior quality products are used in a variety of applications from nutritional products to cheese, yogurt and other dairy based foods.

Senior Research and Development Scientist

Date posted: 6/6/16

Dairy Farmers of America

Several positions at Garden City, KS location

For more information and application on these positions: Dairy Farmers of America
In the Zip Code box, type in 67846
Date posted: 6/6/16

Meat Science

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West Liberty Foods

The following position was recently posted to the Career Center's on-line database of jobs and internships. For details, log into your free Career Center account at www.ksu.edu/careercenter


Research & Development Internship (Bolingbrook)

Research & Development Internship (West Liberty)

Safety Internship (Mount Pleasant)

Safety Internship (Tremonton)

Date posted: 12/5/16

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

Date posted: 11/14/16

Schreiber Foods

Various jobs opportunities at the K-State Career Center

Date posted: 10/3/16

PepsiCo - Manufacturing Operations Intern

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

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Fellowships and Postdoctorals

Postdoctoral Researcher in Food Microbiology

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
4301 West Markham, #820
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-7199
501/526-6750 (fax)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Food Microbiology

A postdoctoral position is immediately available for research focusing on food safety and microbiology in the laboratory of Dr. En Huang in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The candidate is expected to design and perform experiments, analyze experimental data, generate summary reports, give scientific presentations, and summarize findings in written format for publication. The candidate will conduct research dealing with development of novel antimicrobial agents, suitable for food, feed, or medical applications. The candidate will carry out research on isolation and identification of new antimicrobial-producing microorganisms, chemical elucidation of antimicrobial compounds, and investigate the mechanism of inactivation of bacterial pathogens of the newly-discovered antimicrobials. Other potential research areas include nonthermal processing technologies, novel methods of pathogen detection, microbiomes, genomics of foodborne pathogens, and characterization of mechanisms responsible for persistence of pathogens in foods or environments. The candidate will assist with other research activities, including coordination and operation of the research program, graduate student training, and activities related to obtaining and managing grants.


Recent PhD. in food microbiology, food science, microbiology, molecular biology, or related fields. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Good command of the English language (speaking and writing), as well as analytical and computational skills are essential. Experiences in molecular biology, foodborne pathogens, cell culture, animal research, and instrumental analysis (e.g., HPLC and mass spectrometry) are preferred.

Application procedure

Interested applicants should contact Dr. En Huang by email (ehuang@uams.edu). Please include a single PDF file containing a cover letter briefly describing research interests and accomplishments, a CV with a complete list of publications, and names of three references. For more information please contact:

En Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Environmental and Occupational Health
4301 West Markham St., Slot 820
Little Rock, AR 72205
Tel : +1 (501) 526 6627
Email: ehuang@uams.edu


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