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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

Drexel University

The Department of Culinary Arts and Food Science in the Center for Hospitality and Sports Management (CHSM) at Drexel University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Food Science at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank. Applicants must hold a doctorate in Food Science or a related field, with a particular focus in food-product development, culinary science, food chemistry, or food processing/engineering. The appointment is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. For qualified candidates, opportunities exist for supplemental leadership positions.

For more information and application: Drexel University
Date posted: 10/5/15
Deadline: 11/28/15


Purdue University

Tenure-track Assistant Professor (9-month) position at Purdue University with research and teaching responsibilities in food and the human microbiome. The successful candidate will join a 21-member faculty in the Department of Food Science housed in the modern Philip E. Nelson Hall of Food Science building on the main campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

For more information and application: Purdue University
Date posted: 10/5/15
Deadline: 1/4/16


North Dakota State University

The department of Plant Sciences (http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/plantsciences/) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) invites applications for a 9-month, non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Practice Position. This position is a 100% teaching position.

For more information and application: North Dakota State University
Date posted: 10/5/15
Deadline: 10/28/15


North Dakota State University

The NDSU department of Plant Sciences (http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/plantsciences/) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor Position. The successful candidate will provide leadership in nanotechnology and biopolymers of plant-based ingredients and relevant applications. The candidate is expected to work collaboratively with members of the Cereal and Food Sciences group within the department, the university, the extension community and state agencies to develop high-impact research and teaching programs.

For more information and application: North Dakota State University
Date posted: 10/5/15
Deadline: 10/26/15


Manufacturing Management Trainee

This position is intended to be a training position for future development into Manufacturing Supervision roles including that of a Plant Manager within either our Purina Animal Feed, Land O'Lakes Dairy or WinField Division. As a Trainee, you will assist in leading the overall activities of the plant and to ensure quality products and services are provided to our customers.

For more information: Daniel Coen at dlcoen@landolakes.com
Date posted: 9/21/15


Bakery Ingredients - R&D Positions
  • R&D Manager (emphasis on fats and oils)
  • R&D Food Scientist (emphasis on rheology and texture)
  • Scientist
  • Senior Scientist
  • Senior Technologist (in laminated, savory, and bread)

For more information: Gerard Wallace, dpu3wallace@aol.com
Date posted: 9/21/15


Florida State University

Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences (NFES) seeks qualified candidates to:

  • Establish a competitive extramurally funded research program in food and nutrition.
  • Collaborate with the faculty and the food industry to strengthen program of excellence in food and nutrition.
  • Develop and teach courses and mentor students at graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Participate in professional service activities in national and international organizations, and the department, college and university.

For more information and application: Florida State University
Date posted: 9/14/15
Deadline: 12/1/15


MARS - Product Development Scientist

Technically lead product and recipe development for new and innovative products and for line extensions in the Petcare segment. To be center of expertise in the area and provide technical training for relevant R&D teams. Represent Mars LLC R&D in the global technical expertise for the relevant segment. Mentor and supervise R&D technologists.

For more information and application: MARS
Date posted: 9/14/15


Quaker/PepsiCo Supply Chain Associate

PepsiCo's and Quaker Foods and Snacks (QFS) Supply Chain organization is recognized as an industry leader producing consumer packaged goods and distributing them through our customer network to their final destinations – the consumer. As a member of our QFS Supply Chain organization, you will be involved in the implementation and management of leading-edge manufacturing, distribution and R&D technology.

For more information and application: PepsiCo
Date posted: 9/14/15


Oregon State University Food Innovation Center

The Food Innovation Center (FIC) Director oversees the OSU‐FIC Experiment Station and manages the FIC facility, a 33,000 sq. ft. building that houses the experiment station and ODA's Agricultural Development and Marketing Division and Laboratory Services programs.

For more information and application: Oregon State University
Date posted: 9/8/15
Deadline: 10/15/15

Georgia Institute of Technology

Tenure-track faculty position in the development of any aspect of chemistry or biochemistry related to feedstocks from renewable and sustainable sources. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, functional biomaterials, catalysis, energy harvesting and storage, efficient syntheses and processes, and plant bioengineering and synthetic biology.

For more information and application: Georgia Institute of Technology
Date posted: 9/8/15
Deadline: 10/15/15

University of California-Davis

The Department of Food Science and Technology seeks applicants for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) at the Assistant rank in the field of food safety.

For more information and application: University of California-Davis
Date posted: 9/4/15
Deadline: 10/15/15

Production Supervisor - Bimbo Bakeries

Responsibilities include the consistent production of a high quality product in a Muffin/Bread baking facility while incorporating safety and sanitation standards. Through leadership and support of IPM initiatives, the Resource Leader is charged with managing a changing culture in a team-based environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will be challenged with controlling production costs and downtime, monitoring production and finished products, and communicating with associates.

For more information and application: Bimbo Bakeries
Date posted: 8/17/15


Product Development Scientist - MARS Global Petcare

Technically lead product and recipe development for new and innovative products and for line extensions in the Petcare segment. To be center of expertise in the area and provide technical training for relevant R&D teams. Represent Mars LLC R&D in the global technical expertise for the relevant segment. Mentor and supervise R&D technologists.

For more information and application: MARS Global Petcare
Date posted: 8/17/15


Cheese Culture Scientist II - Grande Cheese Company

When you think of cheese, Wisconsin does it best! Grande Cheese Company is a national manufacturer of branded Italian cheeses, primarily for foodservice consumption with innovation and quality at the heart of our organization. Headquartered in the Fond du Lac, WI area, we are continuing to expand and looking for the next generation to carry on this tradition. Currently we have various positions open that included a Starter Culture Scientist to join the team! The new role is 50% partnership with various facilities to trouble shoot cheese culture issues and develop new processes and procedures; experiment design, implementation, and a problem solving mindset are qualities required to perform successfully in this role.

For more information and application: Grande Cheese Company, Lindsay Capizzi, 262-395-7344, Lindsay.capizzi@grande.com
Date posted: 8/13/15

Bimbo Bakeries

Part of the quality systems Team, the Regional Quality Center technician; the general objective is to monitor critical quality attributes for a group of bakeries according to the operative manual and report on a timely manner results from analysis, inspections and scoring sessions.

For more information and application: Bimbo Bakeries, job #14535
Date posted: 7/7/15

Stewart Systems Baker Thermal Systems

Stewart Systems Baking Thermal Systems is looking to hire a young engineer to travel to bakeries and do oven inspections and analysis on the installed SS/BTS ovens. They would train this individual in the operation of SS/BTS equipment using diagnostic tools such as the Scorpion mole and send them to PLC training. This person would also do annual safety inspections, tuning and optimization. SS/BTS is hoping for a baking or food science or process engineering student that has also gone through some AIB training so that the individual might have dough make-up knowledge too.

For more information, contact: Rick Rodarte, 972-509-8624 or 214-837-6965, rick.rodarte@stewart-systems.com
Date posted: 6/1/15

Quantified Ag

Quantified Ag is an innovative and rapidly growing animal health corporation, with a core mission of improving our world's food supply through better animal health, is looking for a motivated and driven Data Scientist.

The successful candidate will draw on his/her experience in diverse disciplines, such as statistics, statistical modeling, research methodology, mathematics, experimental design and testing procedures, and complex data analysis. This professional will assist the team in innovation of product, new product ideation, experimental design/strategies and delivery of Industry changing data insights.

For more information: Quantified Ag, careers@quantifiedag.com
Date posted: 6/1/15

Various Food Science Positions

I'm a recruiter specializing in professional positions in the food industry. Our firm's areas of expertise include operations management, engineering & maintenance, quality & food safety, and research & development.

One of my clients has a program to hire new/recent graduates for various entry level positions working in a plant setting. They have fourteen plants located throughout the U.S. Students may apply by sending a resume to this email address. We're currently accepting applications from recent grads (2012 forward) as well as students who will be graduating in August.

For more information, contact: Nancy Hastings, 423-307-8405 or hastingsgroup@msn.com
Date posted: 6/1/15

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Kellogg's Internship Opportunities

Research, Quality, Nutrition and Technology

Interviewing for 6 month Internships starting in 2016

Informational Session: Monday, October 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm in 205 Call Hall

Interview Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 in 138 Call Hall

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 8, 2015

Apply at: Kellogg's


Tyson R&D Internships

The 5 positions located in Springdale are posted at http://www.tysonfoodscareers.com/Internships/Search-For-Internship.aspx and the 4 positions posted for Downers Grove can be found at http://hillshire.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en.

For more information, contact: Carrie Garner, Food Technologist, MS, SNS at carrie.garner@tyson.com
Date posted: 9/21/15


Nestle/Purina Internships

This is just a quick reminder that our internship and entry-level opportunities are still posted! We encourage you to visit the link provided https://www.nestlepurinacareers.com/ and see the list of available positions. You can also visit the Career Connexion App, which is an easy way for your students to determine which positions might be the best fit. Students please know that these positions are closed as early as mid-October, and we're currently processing applications.

Date posted: 9/14/15


PepsiCo/Quaker Oats

Undergraduates entering the Supply Chain organization can do so through the Intern Program which provides the opportunity to experience different aspects of the Supply Chain system. Candidates should be completing their junior year of studies

For more information and application:PepsiCo
Date Posted: 9/14/15

Kawaiikalia Akua Farms

Kawaiikalia Akua Farms, Big Island Table Experience (BITE), and World Sacred Gardens would like to announce experiential internship opportunities available on our organic permaculture farm beginning September 2015! Kawaiikalia Akua Farms is located on the tropical Hamakua coast of Hawaii's Big Island, five miles from the breathtaking Waipio Valley and historic Honokaa Town. The strong local context lends KA Farms a culturally and biologically rich environment. Students will lead a self-directed project within their internship focus (listed below) supported by research, design, and documented for final presentation at the end of the semester.

Become an active participant in a conscious learning environment and express your passion through the KA Fall Internship Program 2015. Currently accepting applications for August and September 2015!

For more information and application: http://www.kawaiikalia.com/application-2
Date posted: 7/21/15

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Fellowships and Postdoctorals

Dannon Fellowship Program

The Dannon Company is currently accepting applications for the fourth Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship a $25,000 scholarship awarded to one student to further their studies in researching the nutritional and functional benefits of both yogurt and probiotics.

To learn more about the application process and apply today, please visit: http://www.dannon.com/fellowship

All applications materials must be postmarked by November 13, 2015


Nell Mondy Fellowship

Dr. Nell I. Mondy was recognized world-wide as an important contributor to the fields of plant biochemistry, food science, and human nutrition, receiving numerous honors for her work at Cornell University and abroad. She was a dedicated member of Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science (SDE/GWIS) and established the Nell I. Mondy Fellowship to benefit outstanding women scientists and their research efforts. In 2005, Nell I. Mondy passed away, but SDE/GWIS is pleased to continue her legacy in the Nell I. Mondy Fellowships.

Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science announces the 2016 Nell I. Mondy Fellowships to support the research of exceptional women scientists in the areas of food, nutrition or toxicological sciences. The Nell I. Mondy Fellowships offer awards for a period of one year to provide funding for research-associated expenses.

Application deadline is January 15, 2016, and awards will be made by July 1, 2016. For more information regarding the Nell I. Mondy Fellowships, please visit www.gwis.org and look under the "National Fellowships Program" section. Or, contact GWIS Fellowships Coordinator, Vicky Cattani, at cattani@gwis.org.


Purdue University - Graduate Research Assistantships and one Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Department of Food Science at Purdue University has two Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD) and one Postdoctoral Research Associate positions commencing 2016 Spring Semester or thereafter with a focus on the impact of fouling on sustainability of food processing. The project will focus on: Fundamental studies in understanding mechanisms of deposit (e.g. fat, dairy, biofilm) formation and removal, with particular emphasis on deposit characterization, measurements and modeling, aiming to find potential mitigation methods toward reduced fouling in food processing.

Applicants must complete the official University graduate program application at http://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/how/index.html, and their applications must be approved by the Department graduate committee to be considered for funding. The Department's graduate application requirements and process can be accessed at https://ag.purdue.edu/foodsci/Pages/grad_application_process.aspx.

For more information, contact: Dr. Jen-Yi Huang, huang874@purdue.edu
Date posted: 7/13/15

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