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Careers in Food ScienceBelow 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

Quality Control and Logistics Manager

The Quality Control and Logistics Manager is responsible for general supervision of all phases of plant operations including: production, quality control, maintenance, and safety.  They will work closely with the production team to increase productivity and profitability within the manufacturing operation.  This person must be ready and willing to take initiative and control over the day to day manufacturing of current products and the testing and development of new products.

For more information, contact: La Fontanella Foods, 816-561-9120
Date posted: 4/21/14
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Director of Sales

We are currently representing an exceptional opportunity to join a rapidly expanding industry leader in food safety testing and animal health and safety products as the Director of Sales for key markets in Food Safety and Animal Health and Safety.

Past experience with customers in protein processing (beef, pork, poultry, and seafood) or in animal husbandry, animal health and safety environments is desired. We are seeking an experienced sales professional with well-developed leadership capabilities and with a record of demonstrated successes and sales growth results.

For more information: Linda Morrison Brown, Linda.Brown@TheLeeGroup.com
Date posted: 4/16/14
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Pinnacle Foods, Inc. - QA Manager

This position is responsible for leading the Plant Quality team and recommending, developing and implementing a system to ensure process and product quality consistent with corporate objectives. This position directs the daily operations of the Quality Assurance function to uphold company policies, formulas, specifications and regulatory requirements, as well as ensures that all finished product meets product quality and food safety standards. Have a clear understanding of sanitation processes to support Corporate Quality Food Safety Assessment requirements.

For more information and application: Pinnacle Foods, Inc.
Date posted: 4/16/14


Account Executive - 2 positions

Do you have a passion for food and working in the food and nutrition sector? Do you follow the top food companies and dream of working with them someday? Are you energized by integrated communications and nutrition-related programming? If so, FleishmanHillard Kansas City is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and self-starting account executive to join our food and agribusiness team. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a solid background in food, nutrition or food science and a passion for integrated communications.

For more information and application: Position 1, Position 2
Date posted: 3/24/14


Griffith Laboratories - Food Scientist

Job Description: Functions as a scientist to develop new and optimized products in execution of technical activities that support key clients and the overall Griffith Laboratories business strategy.

For more information and application: Griffith Laboratories
Date posted: 3/17/14


Texas Tech University - Assistant or Associate Professor of Food Science

The successful applicant will be a faculty member in Animal and Food Sciences and will be a member of the Global Food Security/Nutrition, Food Safety, and Public Health Cluster within the International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE).

For more information and application: Texas Tech University
Date posted: 3/17/14


University of Kentucky - Assistant Extension Professor in Food Science

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Extension Professor in Food Sciences position, 12-month tenure track (approximately 75% extension, 25% instruction), which will support the foods extension and instruction missions of the department.

For more information and application: University of Kentucky
Date posted: 3/17/14
Deadline: 4/30/14


Papa John's

Associate QA Product Manager

Associate Quality Lab Technician

For more information, contact: Adam Brock, Adam_Brock@papajohns.com
Date posted: 3/7/14
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Unilever - Quality Analyst

Unilever is in search of a Quality Analyst to conduct routine and as-needed inspection and testing of various packaging and raw materials being utilized to manufacture Margarine and Spreads. Candidates must be flexible on hours and shifts. Overtime hours will be scheduled during periods of increased production or to cover absences and vacations.

For more information and application: Unilever
Date posted: 2/24/14


Ingredion Incorporated - Senior Food Technologist

The Senior Food Technologist will lead and support the design and execution of product development, customer support, and applied research projects in Bakery and Snacks Applications.

For more information: K-State Career and Employment Services
Date posted: 2/24/14


Reser's Fine Foods - Production Supervisor

Supervises and coordinates food production activities.

For more information: K-State Career and Employment Services
Date posted: 2/24/14


Reser's Fine Foods - QA Supervisor

Under moderate supervision, oversees and ensures regulatory compliance and internal specification.

For more information: K-State Career and Employment Services
Date posted: 2/24/14


University of Nebraska Food Processing Center

Value-Added Food Processing Specialist - Research Assistant or Associate Professor

For more information and application: University of Nebraska
Date posted: 2/17/14


Redbarn Pet Products

Research and Development Technologist

The R&D Technologist is responsible for developing new products and supporting existing products. This position will develop strategic innovation for the Company by identifying emerging trends with new product offerings, developing recipes and taking them to full scale production.

For more information and application: Redbarn Pet Products
Date posted: 2/17/14


Research Director - University of Minnesota

This position will manage the NCFPD research portfolio. They will need to assess science in support of food protection and defense. The Research Director will apprise leadership on the timeliness of deliverables and schedules, the effectiveness of the PIs working on research projects funded through the Center. They will coordinate reporting schedules and ensure that project deliverables are met.

For more information and application: University of Minnesota
Date posted: 2/17/14


Kansas Department of Agriculture

Several positions currently taking applications.

Date posted: 02/17/14


Senior Food Technologist

Position location: Bridgewater, NJ

Business Unit: Global Innovation, Applications

Primary Function: The Senior Food Technologist will lead and support the design and execution of product development, customer support, and applied research projects in Bakery and Snacks Applications

For more information and application: Ingredion Career

Date posted: 2/3/14


FM Production Manager

Award-winning artisan alumni manufacturing company is seeking a full-time experienced Production Manager. This position will be responsible for daily supervision at our USDA facility in Berkeley, CA, ensuring that all products/systems meet or exceed company efficiency, quality and food safety standards. Prior supervisory and food manufacturing experience essential.

For more information, contact:HR@framani.com
Date posted: 2/3/14
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Culinary Application Scientist with Global Ingredient Company

Education: prefers Science degree combined with Culinary background with 2-5 years of experience

Location: Kansas City area

  • This position supports sales on both innovative and existing ingredients in Food & Beverage category by creating demos that highlight key ingredients
  • Provides product development / culinary science support in terms of new product formulation, flavor optimizations.
  • Provides technical assistance to customers (mostly R&D, Food Safety and Quality Assurance), distributors and sales force.

For more information, contact: Mary Rigas, 815-756-1221 or maryr@cps4jobs.com
Date posted: 1/29/14


Technical Service Representative

Our client is a major supplier of gums and stabilizers. For over 100 years, they have been helping customers create product success stories. They believe in providing their customers with solutions to their texture and stabilization challenges, not just selling them one particular product. They have a new opportunity for a Technical Service Representative at their mid-Atlantic location.

For more information:www.maxhire.net
Search for "Technical Service"
Date posted: 1/22/14


Papa John's - Associate Quality Product Manager

For more information and application: Papa John's
Date posted: 1/22/14


Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo

Food Science - Tenure track position in Food Science

For more information and application: www.calpolyjobs.org
Date posted: 1/9/14
Requisition number 103045


Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo

Nutrition - Tenure Track position in Clinical Nutrition

For more information and application: www.calpolyjobs.org
Date posted:
Requisition number 103042


Nestle Purina Petcare Company

Nestle PURINA is hiring Product Specialists! Have experience in Product Development (scale-up, wet, dry, meat, grain, palatability, etc.)? Check out these great opportunities:

1. Product Specialist I (Food Technologist) – https://nestleusa.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13006122&lang=en&src=10640BD
Requires product development experience – 2+ years with BS or 1+ year with MS/PhD

2. Product Specialist II (New Product Development - wet) – https://nestleusa.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13002721&lang=en&src=10640BD
Requires product development experience – 4+ years with BS, 3+ years with MS, or 2+ years with PhD

3. Product Specialist II (Grain) – https://nestleusa.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13006315&lang=en&src=10640BD
Requires product development experience – 4+ years with BS, 3+ years with MS, or 2+ years with PhD

4. Product Specialist II (Palatability) – https://nestleusa.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13006309&lang=en&src=10640BD
Requires product development experience – years with BS, 3+ years with MS, or 2+ years with PhD

5. Product Specialist II (New Product Development - dry) – https://nestleusa.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13004798&lang=en&src=10640BD

Email questions to Brittany Dressler, Brittany.Dressler@purina.nestle.com
Online Application Address: www.nestlepurinacareers.com
Date posted: 12/17/13



Charm Sciences - Territorial Account Manager

The Territorial Account Manager is a position requiring an experienced sales professional to cover a designated territory. The Territorial Account Manager reports directly to the VP of Sales and is responsible for selling products, managing accounts, providing troubleshooting and diagnostic services.

For more information and application: Charm Sciences click on "Careers" in upper right corner
Date posted: 12/9/13

Regulatory and Technical Services Manager

Primary emphasis in this role is on technical product requirements including nutrition, labeling, formulas, documentation, and some involvement in research and development of innovative, customer focused food products.  Experience in formulation, labeling, specifications, product development, scale-up, and processing of meat products is desired.

For more information, contact: Linda Morrison Brown, Linda.Brown@TheLeeGroup.com
Date posted: 12/2/13
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Hilary's Eat Well - Production Facility Manager

Job Summary -
Supervise production employees on assigned shift to ensure production guidelines are being met within established timing, quality, and cost standards. This position has emphasis on semi-skilled and skilled operations, quality assurance and troubleshooting. Must possess a high level of technical proficiency to assist operators in problem solving while exercising considerable judgment and have the ability to supervise the production process. The Production Facility Manager directs the routine maintenance and set-up of machines, equipment, and facilities.

For more information contact: jobs@drinkeatwell.com or 785-856-3399
Date posted: 12/2/13
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Meat Science

Adams Land & Cattle - Animal Welfare and Food Safety Coordinator

The Animal Welfare and Food Safety Coordinator is a highly visible position with an exciting opportunity to lead the culture at Adams Land and Cattle. This is an ideal position for someone who enjoys a combination of work in the feedlot as well as time in an office setting.

For more information and application: Adams Land & Cattle
Date posted: 3/17/14


Balchem Corporation

Food Scientist with meat emphasis

For more information:K-State Career & Employment Services
Date posted: 1/22/14


Beef Production Program Director/Instructor

Colby Community College is accepting applications for a Beef Production Program Director/Instructor.  Bachelor's degree required.  Master's degree in bovine nutrition or related degree strongly preferred.  Full-time, 9-month position.

Responsibilities include the overall planning and daily management of the college farm beef unit, the college herd and the instruction of selected courses.  CCC has long-standing articulation agreements with senior colleges and universities in ag-related disciplines, so building and maintaining relationships with regional four-year institutions will be critical as well.  Understanding of the importance of technology, integrity, innovative thinking, a sense of humor, and ability to work as a team to increase enrollment in a rural setting is critical.

For more information, contact: Lisa Failla, Lisa.Failla@colbycc.edu
Date posted: 1/22/14


Jennie-O Turkey Store

Live Production Intern
Hatchery Logistics Intern

For more information and application: Jennie-O Careers
Date posted: 3/10/14


Del Monte Foods

Job Location: Topeka, KS or Lawrence, KS

Anticipated Start Date: May 2014

Salary: $19.00 per hour

Schedule: 40 hours per week and overtime as needed, general hours Monday-Friday, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm; Occasional weekends and schedule changes as needed to meet the requirements of the job.

On Time Sign on Bonus: $1,000 (For lodging, travel, etc.)

To be considered, you must submit a cover letter, resume and current transcripts to the following email Topeka@delmonte.com

Date posted: 2/3/14
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Certified Angus Beef

Certified Angus Beef LLC is pleased to announce our marketing internship opportunities for the summer of 2014!  The ideal candidates for these positions are college juniors or seniors, or even recent graduates.  The internships are based in Wooster, Ohio, and are approximately 10-12 weeks in duration.  Students will receive great exposure to the marketing field in a variety of areas, including consumer and trade marketing.

For more information and application: Certified Angus Beef
Date posted: 1/13/14


AFB International

This position is for a 3 month internship, which may, upon mutual agreement, be extended up to a maximum of six months. This is a part time opportunity, at least 20 hours per week. We are seeking students who are pursuing a graduate degree in Chemistry, Food Science or a related field. Recent graduates may also be considered.

For more information and application:AFB International
Contact: afbstaffing@afbinternational.com
Date posted:


Summer 2014 U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), located in Clay Center, Nebraska, will be sponsoring the 2014 Summer Research Internship Program for undergraduate students.

For details and application: USMARC
Date posted: 12/17/13


Cargill Food Application Intern

All candidates must complete Cargill’s online application prior to interviewing. Below you will find a link that will direct you to complete the application for this position. To be considered for employment with Cargill, you must apply online, and have completed the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please complete your application as soon as possible.

For more information and application:Cargill
Date posted: 12/9/13


Farmland Foods Internship Experience

The Farmland Foods internship program offers students an opportunity to work in an environment where they can gain real-life experience, explore
career options and apply their education.  Students become a part of key management meetings and participate in meaningful projects.  Our goal is to provide a working environment that not only encourages creativity, but fosters equality, diversity, mutual respect and productivity.  

Farmland Foods offers paid internships.  The duration of the internship is typically 11-12 weeks.  Farmland Foods will arrange your temporary living assignment and offers a beneficial living allowance (if applicable).

For more information and application:Farmland Foods
Date posted: 12/9/13


Fellowships and Postdoctorals

Petfood Science Laboratory

A Research Post-Doctoral Fellow Position is available in The Pet Food Science Laboratory in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University in Manhattan Kansas. The Post Doctoral position is funded through various Pet Food Industry contributions and Trade Association grants with a primary emphasis applied to the project entitled "New Profit Streams for Grain Sorghum: Milling Characteristics and Inclusion Considerations for Use in Pet Foods," and is a full time, 12-month, temporary position.

For more information and application: Department of Grain Science and Industry
Date posted: 4/21/14
Deadline: 5/10/14


USDA Agricultural Research Service

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has established a Postdoctoral Research Program. This program will serve as the next step in the educational and professional development of scientists and engineers interested in agricultural related research. The National Programs are grouped into four main areas of focus:

  • Nutrition, Food Safety and Quality
  • Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems
  • Animal Production and Protection
  • Crop Production and Protection

For more information:http://www.orise.orau.gov/usda-ars/default.htm
Date posted: 1/9/14


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