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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.

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Food Science

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


 

University of Georgia

Assistant Professor - Food Chemist
Assistant Professor - Food Ingredient Specialist

For more information and application: University of Georgia
Date posted: 3/3/15
Deadline: 4/15/15


 

The Ohio State University

The Department of Food Science and Technology and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University (OSU) are seeking applications for The J.T. "Stubby" Parker Endowed Chair in Dairy Foods. The successful candidate will be appointed as associate or full professor (9 month appointment), commensurate with experience and status, and actively participate in teaching, research and outreach focused on dairy foods.

For more information and application: The Ohio State University
Date posted: 3/3/15
Deadline: 4/15/15


 

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


Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (www.cals.msstate.edu) invites applicants for the position of Department Head of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion (www.fsnhp.msstate.edu). This position is a senior level administrative position to provide leadership and vision for the departmental disciplines of food science, nutrition and health promotion.

For more information and application: Mississippi State University
Date posted: 3/3/15
Deadline: 4/1/15


 

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


 

Michigan State University

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University Position: The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University seeks a faculty member with experience/expertise in sensory and food product development. This position is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term appointment at the level of Assistant Professor with 75% outreach and research, and 25% teaching. The position is available on July 1, 2015.

For more information and application: Michigan State University
Date posted: 2/23/15
Deadline: 3/15/15


 

Oregon State University

We seek applications for an Assistant Professor of Practice, Distilled Spirits which will be a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month fixed-term appointment: 55% Teaching, 20% Outreach, 15% Research, and 10% Service. Note that an Assistant Professor of Practice has academic rank, is eligible for promotion, and is a nontenure-track faculty appointment with a major emphasis on teaching, outreach and professional practice knowledge/skills. A minor emphasis on research is expected.

For more information and application: Oregon State University
Date posted: 2/23/15
Deadline: 4/1/15


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
RELOCATION: Available

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


 

Distinctive Foods, LLC

Marketing and Sales Support
For more information, contact: Andrew Holzman, andrewh@distinctivefoods.com

Download job description (docx)

Date posted: 12/11/14


 

Washington State University - Extension Consumer Food Safety Specialist

This is a 12-month, tenure track, faculty position at the rank of E-2 or E-3 (analogous to Assistant or Associate Professor), within the WSU Extension Youth and Family Program Unit. The person will participate as an affiliated faculty member in the WSU-University of Idaho bi-state School of Food Science. The position will be located on the WSU Campus in Pullman, Washington.

For more information and application: Washington State University
Date posted: 12/8/14


 

Florida A&M University

(Position # 19592000)

Nine month tenure track position in the Food Science Program at the Assistant Professor level in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences at Florida A&M University.

For more information and application: Florida A&M University
Date posted: 12/8/14


 

Windsor Foods

Windsor Foods (Carthage, MO) is a leader in the frozen food industry specializing in Asian, Italian and Mexican cuisine. They also make a variety of appetizers such as onion rings, mac N cheese bites, pretzel bites, breaded green beans etc. Windsor Foods is looking to fill a QA Supervisor position for their Carthage, MO location. This person must have some experience in food processing, hold a food science degree and demonstrate good leadership and teamwork skills.

For more information and application, contact: Michael Barnes, mbarnes39@yahoo.com
Date posted: 12/5/14


 

Washington State University - Extension Food Safety

Extension Consumer Food Safety Specialist, Washington State University (WSU). This is a 12-month, tenure track, faculty position at the rank of E-2 or E-3 (analogous to Assistant or Associate Professor), within the WSU Extension Youth and Family Program Unit. The person will participate as an affiliated faculty member in the WSU – University of Idaho bi-state School of Food Science. The position will be located on the WSU Campus in Pullman, Washington.

For more information and application: Washington State University
Date posted: 12/1/14


 

Tyson Foods R & D Technician I

This position serves in the Discovery Center and is responsible for assisting Food Technologists/Chefs with product development projects by following written and verbal direction, ensuring correct and accurate sample preparation and shipping, operating commercial kitchen and pilot plant equipment properly and safely.

For more information and application: Tyson Foods Careers, search for keyword 36507BR
Date posted: 11/18/14


 

Cargill - Associate Food Scientist

Cargill is currently recruiting for an Associate Food Scientist to join the Cargill Animal Protein and Salt Platform. In this role, the Associate Food Scientist will work either alongside other scientists or independently to plan and execute research to support business strategies across the Wichita based Cargill Animal Protein & Salt(CAPS) businesses. The focus of these projects will be on new product development and product/ process improvement. This exposure will help to build bench strength within the R&D job family for progression into a Business Unit specific Food Scientist role.

For more information and application: Cargill
Date posted: 11/10/14


 

High Quality Organics - R & D Food Scientist

This position will report to and assist the R&D Director in the research and development division of High Quality Organics. Some, but not all of the duties required are listed below. The R&D Food Scientist position requires a highly motivated individual that exhibits the ability to; work autonomously, see a project through to commercialization and be able to transition into the position of "team member" whenever necessary.

For more information and application: Jonathan Raju, jraju@hqorganics.com, High Quality Organics
Date posted: 10/27/14


 

Rich Products Corporation - 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.

For more information and application: Rich Products Corporation
Date posted: 10/6/14


 

Senior Food Defense Analysts

We are excited to announce that the Food Defense Assessment Staff at USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has openings for three (3) Senior Food Defense Analysts (GS-0301-13/14). Please encourage interested applicants to follow the link below for additional information and to apply.

FSIS-2014-MMP-0382: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/381973400
Date posted: 10/6/14


 

San Diego State University - Assistant Professor

The School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at San Diego State University is searching for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track faculty member in the area of food science.

For more information and application: San Diego State University
Date posted: 10/6/14


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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


 

Purdue University - Teaching Assistant

The Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University has a Ph.D. teaching assistantship available starting August 2015. Teaching involvement will include assisting with our undergraduate Meat Science course (ANSC 351) in the spring and Animal Growth, Development and Evaluation (ANSC 301) in the fall. Dissertation research is possible across the spectrum of animal science disciplines, including meat science, nutrition, growth and development, genetics, food safety, and other areas that may have broad relevance across food animal species, or may be specific to beef, swine, poultry, sheep and dairy.

In addition to the Purdue application, please send via email a CV with a list of references and cover letter to bradkim@purdue.edu. (Brad Kim, Assistant Professor, Meat Science & Muscle Biology Lab, 765-496-1631)

Date posted: 12/15/14


 

Raw Material Supervisor - Beef Products Inc.

For more information and application: Beef Products, Inc.
Date posted: 10/21/14


 

Beef Products, Inc. - R&D Assistant

For more information and application: Beef Products, Inc.
Date posted: 10/21/14


 

Armour-Eckrich Meats

Armour-Eckrich Meats, a member of the John Morrell Food Group (JMFG), has a Quality Assurance Technician position available in Junction City, Kansas. The Quality Assurance Technician performs analysis and makes recommendations. Verifies and documents the requirements for sanitation, processing, packaging, labeling, quality, and food safety are met.

For more information and application, search for ID# 222BR at: John Morrell Food Group
Date posted: 10/6/14


 

Sales Coordinator - Adams Land & Cattle

Adams Land & Cattle Company has an opportunity in our Broken Bow office for a Sales Coordinator. The person in this position will work with the Sales and Marketing team to optimize sales margins by managing cattle sales logistics and packer relationships. This position reports to the Director of Sales and Marketing.

For more information and application:Adams Land & Cattle
Date posted: 9/29/14


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Internships

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


Center for Strategic & International Studies

CSIS is an independent and bipartisan organization with a long history of working in the public interest by assisting global leaders think strategically about security, diplomatic, and economic challenges facing the United States and the international community. For the last five years, CSIS' international development program – which includes the Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD), and the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development— has led the policy dialogue around the role of the private sector in development. PPD studies the role of the private and other emerging actors in development, and how they can work in tandem with multilateral institutions, and bilateral donors such to promote broad based and inclusive economic growth. PPD is seeking highly motivated interns for the 2015 spring semester to support research and programmatic efforts. Interns will work closely with the Program Manager and Research Assistant to ensure that program objectives are achieved in a timely manner.

For more information and application: CSIS
Date posted: 11/24/14


 

ConAgra Foods

Product Development Intern

Sensory Intern

Date posted: 10/14/14


 

Tyson Foods, Inc.

An R&D intern will gain experience in product development by assisting technologists in the development of new products and processes for beef, pork or chicken, revising current products in order to improve product quality, profitability and/or competitiveness. Internship will be in Springdale, AR.

A specific project will also be assigned to the intern at the beginning of the summer and conclude with a brief report and presentation on the results of their project at the end of their internship. The length of the internship will range from 9 -14 weeks.

For more information and application: Tyson Foods, Inc.
Date posted: 9/16/14


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Fellowships and Postdoctorals

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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