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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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Kansas State University

Sustainable Food Production Systems
Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources (formerly Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources)
POSITION: Assistant Professor, Sustainable Food Production Systems, 12-month, tenure-track, 60% teaching, 40% research

For more information and application: Kansas State University
Date posted: 8/25/16
Deadline: 10/14/16


University of Kentucky

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Food Sciences position, 12-month tenure track (approximately 70% research, 30% instruction), which will support the foods research and instruction missions of the department.

For more information and application: University of Kentucky
Contact: Dr. Luke Boatright, 859-257-5988, luke.boatright@uky.edu
Date posted: 8/16/16


Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager

Under the direction of General Manager, the Food Safety & Quality Assurance Manager will be responsible for developing the required procedures, forms, and other documents necessary to achieve SQF Level 2 compliance. Job location is Atlanta, GA.

Dawn Comeaux
Food Safety Quality Manager
Phoenix, AZ
Cell: 337-257-1954
Tel: 602-415-1882
Fax: 602-415-3983

For more information and application: Bella Fresh
Date posted: 8/11/16

Chew - Senior Director of Food Science

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Lead the chocolate contract and client of Chew − Manages client relationship, including daily interactions, monthly face to face meetings, and sample production process Team lead and management − Manages team members' projects, development and growth, team dynamic, and operations − Leads development for all projects within the team − Creates the project plan and effectively guiding the team towards progression − Provides leadership and support for innovation & technical needs.

For more information: www.indeed.com
Date posted: 8/8/16

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

Assistant Professor of Animal Science - Texas Tech University

Nine-month, tenure-track, teaching and research position in sustainable livestock management. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in ruminant nutrition, production, and management, as well as advising undergraduate students and supervising graduate student research. The research focus for this position will be on grazing nutrition and management with an emphasis on efficiency and sustainability of renewable and nonrenewable inputs.

Applicants must apply on line at www.depts.ttu.edu/hradministration. The requisition number 7297BR.

For more information, contact: Dr. Brad Johnson, Phone: 806-834-7057; E-mail: bradley.johnson@ttu.edu

Date posted: 6/13/16

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

JM Smucker - Senior Sensory Technician

Facilitate sensory panels to external and internal panelists including but not limited to sample preparation, administer testing and documentation.

For more information and application: JM Smucker
Date posted: 5/31/16

Dairy Nutritionist - JD Heiskell Holdings

The dairy nutritionist position involves working directly with livestock producers in all aspects of animal nutrition, as well as providing support for existing staff regarding the sale of feeds and products. The individual will strategically manage customer relationships, carefully analyze and manage all information, and consistently communicate effectively.

Contact: Clayton and Carol Illian
Phone: 307-638-4908
E-mail: cciconsult@hotmail.com

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South Dakota State University

The Dairy Science Department at South Dakota State University is inviting applications for the position of Industrial Food Engineering Technologist - Institute for Dairy Ingredient Processing (IDIP). The successful candidate will serve as a resource for the application of food manufacturing engineering principles to dairy and food science research projects for internal and external clients.

For more information and application: South Dakota State University
Search for: Industrial Food Engineering Technologist
Date posted: 5/23/16

Monogram Foods

Looking for QA Managers and Assistant QA Managers to join our team here at Monogram Foods. We've got opportunities at our plants in Minnesota, Virginia, Iowa, and Wisconsin. We offer growth potential, an excellent base salary, and performance based incentives.

For more information visit www.monogramfoods.com

Contact Nielsen Ferry, 901-833-0157 | nferry@monogramfoods.com
Date posted: 5/23/16

Advance Pierre Foods

AdvancePierre Foods, a leader in the food industry, is a rapidly growing company that values a talented, diverse and dedicated workforce. We have an opening for a FOOD SCIENTIST-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 and application: Advance Pierre Foods
Date posted: 5/16/16

Smithfield Foods - Food Safety Analyst

This position assists the Food Safety Manager to ensure 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. The Food Safety Analyst position is for Food Safety employees with the appropriate educational requirements as well as two plus years of experience in Food Safety.

For more information and application: Smithfield Foods
Date posted: 5/16/16

Production Team Advisor - Schreiber Foods

Clinton, MO
Carthage, MO

Date posted: 5/9/16

Food Quality Managers – Advance Pierre Foods

The Quality Manager is responsible for the food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance of the manufacturing location and for driving a culture of continuous improvement in all areas of responsibility.

For more information and application: Advance Pierre Foods
Date posted: 4/25/16

Food Technologist – Materials – Russell Stover Candies

The Food Technologist-Materials role is based within the R&D/QA function at Russell Stover Candies. The Food Technologist will play a critical role in researching and evaluating alternative raw materials and suppliers in anticipation of changing market trends. The focus of this role will be on specifications, supplier documentation and overall progress in raw material quality and status. This role reports to the Senior Manager Food Science and Regulatory Affairs.

For more information and application: Russell Stover
Date posted: 4/25/16

Food Technologist

Pay: Salaried, $40k-$45k starting salary
Location: Mount Pleasant, WI


  1. Bachelor's Degree in Food Science
  2. Any academic emphasis with Flavor Chemistry is a huge plus.
  3. Computer Skills – PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  4. Basic professional speaking and presenting skills.
  5. Ability to travel internationally 5 times per year.


  • Work on projects and develop demos
  • Give recommendations on masking and flavor enhancements.
  • Perform capabilities-presentations.
  • Work on developing new formulations to showcase ingredients.
  • Match flavor profiles.
  • Organize and prepare samples and demonstrations for trade shows.
  • Document and record project results.
  • Perform sensory analysis
  • Work on cost-savings projects

For more information contact: John Bodnar at jbodnar@aerotek.com
Date posted: 4/18/16

Swagger Foods

Research and Development Tech

Food Lab Tech

Project Assistant

Date posted: 4/4/16
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Didion Milling

R&D Lab Technician

Date posted: 3/28/16

Neogen Corporation

We are growing, and in order to continue to meet the needs of our customers we are looking for a Market Development Manager based in our Lansing offices, for our Dairy, Grain, and related segments. The right candidate for this position will be a key contributor in our Food Safety Marketing Team, responsible for creating demand in the market for our products which ensure food safety.

For more information and application: Neogen Corporation
Date posted: 3/28/16

Cool Creations - QA Manager

A basic knowledge of food safety protocol, GMP's, HACCP, and nutrition labeling. The ability to read, understand and implement changes to regulations. A willingness to contribute to other business functions inherent to a lean operation. Including but not limited to customer interaction, record keeping and other daily tasks.

Qualifications: Food Sciences degree

Application Instructions: Send resume to bobc@ccproduce.net
Date posted: 3/28/16

Griffith Foods

Associate Food Scientist

Food Scientist

Date posted: 3/21/16


Penn State University

The Department of Food Science at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Manager for the Berkey Creamery.

For more information and application: Penn State University
Date posted: 3/21/16

Meat Science

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Research, Quality, Nutrition and Technology

Interviewing for 6 month Internships starting in 2017

Information session: September 19th, 2016 at 5:30 pm in 205 Call Hall

Interview Date: September 20, 2016 - deadline to apply is September 15th - Interviews will be in 138 Call Hall

Register Online at: https://kelloggs.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=RES000607&lang=en

Date posted: 8/26/16


Kansas Department of Agriculture

The State of Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting applications for 2016 Fall Interns through the Governor's Internship Program. Interested individuals may apply for the program at: https://governor.ks.gov/serving-kansans/internship. Please note in the required Statement of Interest, the specific KDA internship for which you are applying.

Deadline for the completed application packet is September 2. In addition to the documents stated for the online application, a completed application includes two letters of reference by September 2. Unless otherwise noted, all internship positions will be located in Manhattan, KS. Starting date will be no later than October 1. The Office of the Secretary is seeking an intern for Fall 2016. The intern will assist the Executive team with research, coordination, and participation in projects associated with the ongoing activities of the agency.

Questions regarding internship positions with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, through the Governor's Internship Program, can be directed to Dana Ladner, Compliance Education Coordinator. Contact information: Dana.Ladner@ks.gov or 785-564-6660.

STEC Student Training and Education Program for 2017

The Executive Management Team is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the STEC Student Training and Education Program (STEP) interns for Spring, Summer and Fall 2017. Please note that this is the last call for internship proposals that will occur, since the STEC CAP grant will end November 30, 2017. The STEC STEP internship program is the flagship student program associated with our STEC STEP grant, and our success in training students from across the nation will be weighed heavily when assessing our ultimate success. Please consider submitting an internship project proposal for the spring, summer or fall semester. The due date for proposal submission by collaborators is August 15, 2016.

The collaborator STEC STEP internship proposal form can be found at our website (http://www.stecbeefsafety.org/internship-i) and attached to this email. Proposal submissions will be reviewed quickly after the deadline. We must post the accepted proposal projects on our website shortly thereafter to allow students from across the country to apply for preferred projects and locations. Student applications for Spring, Summer or Fall 2017 internships are due September 15, 2016. In addition to submitting your own proposal to host an intern, we ask you to encourage bright undergraduate and graduate students interested in food safety to apply for the posted STEC-STEP internships. Please contact Sarah Reasoner (internship@stecbeefsafety.org) if you have any questions.

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Fellowships and Postdoctorals


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