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Academic Specialist-Meat Science Teaching & Extension

The Departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and of Animal Science at Michigan State University (MSU) are seeking applicants for an Academic Specialist (12-month, fixed term) specializing in meat science. The position has responsibilities for Teaching (55%), Extension/Applied Research (40%), and Service (5%). The position has responsibilities in the Departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition (75%), and of Animal Science (25%).

Full job description and application

Date posted: 8/19/19

 

Assistant/Associate Professor in Microbial Food Safety-Michigan State University

The Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at Michigan State University is recruiting an Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in Microbial Food Safety with a PhD in microbiology, food science, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or a related field. This is an academic year (9‐month) tenure track position.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 8/19/19

 

Assistant Professor of Food Science - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Assistant Professor of Food Science (Fermentation)
Official Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in Food Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or a related field.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 8/19/19

 

Jobs Available at the Kansas Department of Agriculture

Details about the job openings at KDA can be found at the following individual job postings through the State Employment Center. To apply, follow the instructions in the "How to Apply" section found within each posting.

Job listing and application

Questions? Contact the KDA assistant HR director:
Kelsey Senn
785-564-6712
kelsey.senn@ks.gov

Date posted: 7/12/19

 

Director of Research & Development

Position Overview

Company is seeking a dedicated Director of Research & Development to serve as a chief scientific officer for the business unit and is accountable for achieving the R&D KPI targets such as annual percent of new product sales. Position will report to the President. The incumbent is responsible for all research, product development and formulation activities from product conception to commercialization. This also includes responsibility for the quality and safety of all products and governmental regulatory compliance. This role serves as the lead commercialization scientist for the application of new molecules resulting from the centralized exploratory research program or from collaborations with third party research bodies. The position is responsible for setting the strategic direction for product development and commercialization activities in conjunction with the marketing team. The position has the responsibility to hire, train and coach the staff for the R&D Department.

As a member of the Leadership Team, the incumbent is expected to be jointly responsible for providing business leadership, strategic directions and be accountable for the overall business KPIs of the company. To do that, the incumbent should work closely as a team member of the leadership team to jointly manage and lead the company towards achievement of the overall company's shared goals.

What you'll be doing:

• To coordinate novel research to identify new product opportunities or support the application of current products.
• To drive projects through company's Product Innovation Process (PIP). This is a stage-gate process that funnels all company product development.
• To meet customers' needs and enhance their satisfaction, the incumbent ensure that the appropriate quality testing procedures are in place and be responsible for the total quality management of the company.
• To cooperate on a worldwide basis, with the other company R&D Directors in sharing of ideas and commercial translation of product development ideas.
• To provide strategic direction for growth through new product development, leading to the commercialization of new products and programs based on novel molecules (from the exploratory research function) for application in the respective company business.
• To combine strategic foresight in developing solution-based products as well as being nimble enough to respond quickly to business opportunities.
• To focus and prioritize product development, formulation and testing projects and associated scale-up investment costs in relation to market potential in conjunction with the Marketing and Operations functions.
• To assess and implement new technologies resulting from both in-house and external exploratory research bodies through aggressive in-licensing.
• To drive the acquisition of new technologies that would lead to new product applications.
• The incumbent is required to enhance R&D department continuous innovations, improvements on productivity and reliability.
• As a member of the leadership team, to promote cohesion and collaboration amongst the different internal departments.
• To collaborate with HR to create and implement succession planning for managers and key personnel.
• To develop strong cooperative relationships with key academic individuals and public research funding establishments to further strengthen company's product development and testing program.
• To coordinate the commercial development of inventions from the hand-off point from exploratory research into the product development and commercialization phase in concert with the Marketing team.
• To work with, and drive wherever needed, the Operations department in the scale-up of new products as part of the product launch process.
• To provide leadership in the preparation of materials in support of commercialization and sales of new and improved products and programs.
• To work closely with company's corporate intellectual property protection function to secure proprietary positions on new product applications, including the filing of patents, and ensure freedom to operate.
• To ensure governmental regulatory compliance of novel technologies in company's markets through close cooperation with the regional regulatory staff.
• To work with the Sales and Marketing functions to visit customers and support commercialization initiatives and sales projects.
• Work with Quality Control to assure quality testing procedures are in place and cooperate with manufacturing in the scale-up of new products.
• To drive the personal development of and improve engagement level of all staff in the R&D department.

What we require of you:
• A PhD in biochemistry/chemistry/microbiology or other related discipline, from a recognized university.
• Possesses strong servant leadership attributes with good business leadership acumen. Possesses no less than 5 years of experience in functional leadership capacity.
• Possesses a minimum of 10 years of working experience in cutting edge biological, chemical, food science or agricultural technology and a proven track record of accomplishment in product commercialization by taking products based on new technologies from laboratory and launching it successfully in the market. Experience in the pet food or rendering industry is preferred.
• Familiarity and experience in the markets that we operate in are therefore an added advantage.
• The position requires excellent leadership attributes, strong communication, good interpersonal relation and management skills.
• Excellent presentation skills with experience in making presentations at conferences and industry events.
• Experience in filing invention disclosures and working with patent attorneys.
• Experience in establishing external research activities through collaborations with universities of public research institutes.

Your work week:
• 20% or more domestic or international travel may be required

Nicoleta Cioti
Marketing Manager
Headhunting.LLC
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoletacioti/

Date posted: 7/10/19

 

Senior Scientist

A privately held, family-owned and operated company, the company has more than 2,300 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

What you'll be doing:
• Compile information that is required for the development of new palatants from protein hydrolysates, reaction flavors and flavor spikes. Monitor and read contemporary technical materials and report on new developments described in the literature and at technical meetings and conferences.
• Use the information to conceive, develop, test and evaluate new flavor products that provide novel solutions to palatability issues.
• Initiate and lead product development efforts at bench, pilot and production scales. When necessary, refine production protocols leading to performance improvement and cost savings.
• Execute a continuous evaluation of new and existing ingredients and technologies with regard to their functionality, implementation and feasibility.
• Prepare project summaries for internal and external use. Prepare formal project summary reports for internal archives.
• Prepare patent applications concurrent with the development of novel and proprietary technical innovations.
• Participate at Product Innovation Process meetings to facilitate development of new products and/or processes. Based on priorities established, participate in project teams.
• Assist in writing patent applications regarding novel palatants and processes dealing with palatant production.
• Participate in the internal and external communication of results via scientific papers, conferences and seminars.
• Ensure all tasks are followed according to company's system procedures and internal instructions of the quality system.
• Work closely with other functional areas to ensure that new technologies are developed in an efficient and timely fashion.
• Interact with Product Management and Technical Service team to address technical questions and provide solutions to problems.
• Be knowledgeable in and interact with Regulatory Affairs group to insure research efforts are in keeping with current industry and governmental policies.
What we require of you:
• PhD in flavor chemistry, biochemistry, food science or equivalent. 3-5 years' experience in an industrial research setting is preferred.
• Experience in the area of flavor analysis using application-relevant instrumentation such as GC/MS, LC/MS and other techniques.
• Experience as an effective project team player, leader, and motivator.
• Experience with Design of Experiment
Your work week:
• Up to 10% domestic or international travel may be required,
• While this position does not require a significant physical exertion, it does require the individual to be computer proficient and at times may require the individual to work multiple hours at a computer.

Contact Michael L. Mudd, C.P.C. 513-762-5131 or

Nicoleta Cioti
Marketing Manager
Headhunting.LLC
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoletacioti/

Date posted: 7/10/19

 

Assistant & Associate Professor-University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky's Department of Animal and Food Sciences is seeking applicants for a 12-month, tenure track position (approximately 75% Extension, 20% Research, 5% Service) in the field of ruminant nutrition to be located at the UK Research and Education Center located in Princeton, KY.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 7/10/19

 

Assistant Professor & State Extension Specialist in Food Processing - University of Missouri

The University of Missouri seeks a talented full-time Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in Food Processing. This position is funded through the University of Missouri Extension and the College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, and will be academically housed in the Food Science Program of the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering. The position is offered as a twelve-month, tenure-track at the Assistant Professor rank with a split appointment between extension (70%) and research (30%).

Full job description and application

Date posted: 7/10/19

 

Assistant Professor-Muscle Biology - Michigan State University

The Departments of Animal Science and Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University (MSU) are seeking applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level (70% Research, 25% Teaching, 5% Service).

Full job description and application

Date posted: 7/10/19

 

Retort Operator-Bev-Hub

Job Description:
Company Name: Bev-Hub
Position Type: Full Time, Salary employee
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary:

  • The Retort Operator is responsible for day to day operations of the retort machines creating shelf stable products.
  • The Retort Operator is responsible for maintaining retort equipment while processing beverage products within established regulatory and quality guidelines.
  • The Retort Operator is responsible for retort statistics and record keeping.
  • When not operating the retort machine, this position will assist within the lab, research and development, and on the packing line.
  • This position will work with the Production Manager to ensure production schedules are met.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Process retort products within established scheduled process to ensure commercially sterile product is achieved.
  • Oversee loading/unloading of retort system.
  • Responsible for completing and monitoring retort statistics and records, both written and within retort software.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Technical Aptitude.
  • Must be able to work independently or with others while ensuring accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Able to continually attend and pass necessary training schools for thermal processing.
  • Must have excellent time management skills.
  • Must be able to lift, stand, and walk on wet production floor.
  • Must always wear Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Must participate actively in all plant safety initiatives, programs, and training sessions.

Contact them at https://bev-hub.com/contact-us/.

Kristin Anderson
SQF Practitioner/QA Manager
316-339-0360 office
316-807-1630 cell
Kristin@Bev-Hub.com

Date posted: 7/10/19

 

Assistant Professor-University of Georgia

The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Georgia is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to develop teaching and research in the area of food microbiology and food safety.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 6/25/19

 

Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in Food Processing

The University of Missouri seeks a talented full-time Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in Food Processing. This position is funded through the University of Missouri Extension and the College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, and will be academically housed in the Food Science Program of the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering. The position is offered as a twelve-month, tenure-track at the Assistant Professor rank with a split appointment between extension (70%) and research (30%).

Full job description and application

Date posted: 6/25/19

 

Food Scientist - Trim Healthy Mamas

This person would be dealing with the finer details of our products we'll be manufacturing in the near future (such as bars, crackers, chocolate... the list goes on and on). This person will be working directly with Serene and Pearl, the recipe developers who developed ideas and recipes in our own kitchens. Recipes need to be naturally shelf stable and able to mass produced without common junk fillers, etc. This person will be expected to perform tests, understand nutrition facts, macros, etc. and all that goes along with product formulations.

Currently we are hiring consultants to do this job, but we want a full time, in-house person. The location is in Tennessee at our new manufacturing building in Centerville, TN.

Anyone interested or know anyone who could do this job? If so... please send inquiries and resumes to support@trimhealthymama.com and they will be passed to someone in our Human Resources dept.

https://trimhealthymama.com/

Date posted: 6/10/19

 

Food Scientist-Happy Family Organics

Position Title: Food Scientist
Department: Research and Development
Reports to: R&D Director
Location: Boise, Idaho

Happy Family Organics is looking for a Food Scientist to join our Research and Development team in Boise, Idaho. This position will coordinate all steps of product development, from concept to commercialization, for a new baby, toddler and kid products. S/He will apply food science and technology principles to new and existing products. Additionally, will be responsible for leading and executing challenging product development projects and providing expertise to bring new innovation to the market and grow the category.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and execute new food product development for dry shelf stable products
  • Design and complete all R&D technical tasks including but not limited to: shelf-life studies, sensory analysis, and product testing
  • Proactively identify new innovation opportunities and research on new functional ingredients that can be used in the product
  • Ability to conduct a literature review to seek technical solutions and build the technical knowledge base
  • Drive innovative ideas and assess technical feasibility for new products
  • Plan and lead all product trials (pilot plant and industrial) at the co-manufacturing facility
  • Drive accountability by identifying the critical path, key milestones and risks related to all product development project tasks
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of US Food Labeling and National Organic Program Regulations and ensure product compliance with FDA and USDA requirements
  • Lead cross-functional meetings with key stakeholders to align on risks, opportunities, and technical recommendations
  • Closely collaborate and support Project Manager to effectively execute product development milestones
  • Leverage relationships with Marketing, Quality, Operations, and Regulatory teams to ensure the development of innovative, high-quality products and maintain current speed to market
  • Continuously develop and grow a professional network to identify innovative products, technologies, services, and market opportunities
  • Support R&D director with project portfolio management and department organizational tasks
  • Continuously seek ways to improve product quality and integrity to better serve the consumer

PROFILE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S/ M.S: Food Science or related fields
  • Industry experience (4+ years New product development / Food Technology/ Food Processing experience)
  • Understanding of project management fundamentals
  • Prior experience in dry food technologies (extrusion, drum drying, baking, freeze-drying)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to successfully build and leverage internal and external relationships
  • Effectively navigate complex situations while influencing key stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Open-minded, self-directed, creative, growth-mindset and team player
  • Proficient computer skills required including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Up to 30% travel including flying in the US as well as internationally
  • Driver's license required

Company Description

Happy Family Organics has been on a mission to change the trajectory of children's health through nutrition since the company launched on Mother's Day in 2006. As the largest and fastest growing organic baby food brand in the country, we are constantly innovating to provide families with the best possible products, solutions, and resources for their evolving needs. From day one, we provide organic nutrition and support for your baby's feeding journey, whether that's breast or formula feeding all the way through starting solids and picking eating. We thoughtfully crafted organic meals and snacks with curated ingredients that are appropriate for each baby, toddler, and kid's age and stage to help support a lifetime of wellness.

As champions of organic, every product in our line is certified USDA organic, which means our food has no artificial hormones, toxic persistent pesticides or GMOs – just healthy ingredients from earth-friendly organic farms. We know that only a healthy planet can grow healthy food, and are committed to cultivating a sustainable world for little one's today and for future generations. From our WIC-authorized Clearly Crafted Jars to our free online live chat with lactation specialists and registered dietitians, we put babies and parents first, with support for every family. Happy Family Organics is a Certified B Corp™. To learn more, please visit: https://bcorporation.net/directory/happy-family-brands.

Happy Family Organics is owned by Danone, a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. For more information about Danone and Happy Family Organics, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. Danone – Happy Family, is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

To Apply: Interested candidates should reply with their resume and cover letter with the position title in email subject line. Any submissions without both a resume and cover letter will not be considered. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Contact info: Magdalena.Bartosik@happyfamilybrands.com

Date posted: 5/28/19

 

Junior Food Scientist-Happy Family Organics

Position Title: Junior Food Scientist
Department: Research and Development
Reports to: Director of R&D
Experience: 2-3 years
Location: Boise, Idaho


Happy Family is looking for a Junior Food Scientist for the Boise, Idaho location. This position will take a role in the development of the new baby, toddler and kids food products from concept to product launch as part of the Research and Development team. Applies food science and technology principles to new product development, product line extensions, product/process improvements, and maintenance of existing products.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop innovation products according to the project brief to achieve cost targets, nutritional profile, ingredient statement, and desired attributes of the target product
  • Understand the technical aspects of food formulation and product processing
  • Closely collaborate with Project Manager, Marketing, QA, Regulatory, and Operations team
  • Organize and lead bench-top trials, pilot plant and production trials in co-operation with the manufacturing R&D team
  • Support cross-functional team to assess technical risk at every stage gate step from concept through product launch
  • Ensure that ingredients meet regulatory requirements and specifications. Set the sensory standards and physical-chemical parameters for internal ingredient specifications
  • Analyze nutritional content of developed products using Genesis ESHA program and align with Regulatory team
  • Ensure finish goods compliance with FDA & USDA government regulations for organic
  • Design, organize, and document shelf life studies of owned formulations
  • Provide technical support for customer service, production and QA teams to identify and solve products related problems
  • Maintain lab space organization and ensure food safety procedures are followed
  • Proactively identify new innovation opportunities and research on new functional ingredients that can be used in the product

Skills

  • 2-3 years of experience in product development within a food manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science or Food Technology
  • Experience with food manufacturing process (thermal processes, extrusion)
  • Knowledge of GMP, HACCP, basic quality testing and food safety issues
  • Prior sensory analysis experience – nice to have
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Positive, can-do, proactive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Flexible and self-disciplined to deliver meaningful results on time in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • PC skills: Microsoft Office, Genesis ESHA
  • Travel approximately 10%-15%, to participate in R&D commercialization trials and productions at various manufacturing facilities

Company Description

Happy Family Organics has been on a mission to change the trajectory of children's health through nutrition since the company launched on Mother's Day in 2006. As the largest and fastest growing organic baby food brand in the country, we are constantly innovating to provide families with the best possible products, solutions, and resources for their evolving needs. From day one, we provide organic nutrition and support for your baby's feeding journey, whether that's breast or formula feeding all the way through starting solids and picking eating. We thoughtfully crafted organic meals and snacks with curated ingredients that are appropriate for each baby, toddler, and kid's age and stage to help support a lifetime of wellness.

As champions of organic, every product in our line is certified USDA organic, which means our food has no artificial hormones, toxic persistent pesticides or GMOs – just healthy ingredients from earth-friendly organic farms. We know that only a healthy planet can grow healthy food, and are committed to cultivating a sustainable world for little one's today and for future generations. From our WIC-authorized Clearly Crafted Jars to our free online live chat with lactation specialists and registered dietitians, we put babies and parents first, with support for every family. Happy Family Organics is a Certified B Corp™. To learn more, please visit: https://bcorporation.net/directory/happy-family-brands.

Happy Family Organics is owned by Danone, a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. For more information about Danone and Happy Family Organics, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. Danone – Happy Family, is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

To Apply: Interested candidates should reply with their resume and cover letter with the position title in email subject line. Any submissions without both a resume and cover letter will not be considered. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Contact info: Magdalena.Bartosik@happyfamilybrands.com

Date posted: 5/28/19

 

Assistant Professor in Food Science - University of Florida

This is a 9-month, tenure-accruing position that will be a 50% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences within the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department (FSHN)), 40% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), and 10% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) assignment at the University of Florida/IFAS. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate/graduate courses, conduct research and extend that research to the food industry in Florida. The activities are expected to be in the area of Food Science related to food engineering, processing, chemistry, or related field.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 5/28/19

 

Food Safety/Quality Assurance Team Member-Landmark Snacks

Food Safety/Quality Assurance Team Member

LandMark Snacks is a meat snack manufacturer in Beatrice, NE. Quality is very important to the company at every level to ensure the production a safe quality product for our customers.

Full time, food safety and quality assurance position. Looking for an individual to be an active, integral part of the food safety team.

This position would be responsible for the following:

  • Perform pre-operational inspections on processing and packaging equipment.
  • Assist in development, implementation, and enforcement of food safety and quality procedures.
  • Assist in the maintenance and improvement our USDA/FSIS, HACCP, and SQF programs. The facilities Food Safety and Quality programs are detailed and scientifically based so a familiarity with food science is preferred.
  • Monitor raw materials, processing areas, finished product and provide accurate documentation to support the SSOP, GMP, HACCP, & SQF programs.
  • Update existing food safety procedures and documentation and ensure existing food safety and quality assurance procedures are followed and documented.
  • Ensure products meet company, customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in training for food safety and quality requirements.
  • Assist with facility food safety audits as well as help manage third party audits.
  • Monitor and verify activities to ensure that all products coming in and out of the facility meet food safety standards in addition to quality standards.
  • Oversee proper maintenance and sanitation of the facility to comply with food safety requirements.

Skills and Technical Expertise:

  • Proficient computer skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word

Preferred Experience:

Bachelor's degree or 3+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Food Science / Food Technology
  • Animal Science / Meat Science
  • Food Safety
  • Project Management

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Simple IRA
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation

Submit resumes to: info@landmarksnacks.com, 700 Park Street, Beatrice, NE, 402-230-3594

Date posted: 5/24/19

 

Specialist-Product Developer-Nestle Development Center

Responsible for supporting dough based development activities across Nestlé's Frozen & Chilled categories. Focusing on Product Development and Ingredient expertise as a member or technical lead of a cross-functional project team. Providing development support on projects from concept exploration & prototyping to refining and factory industrialization.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 5/24/19

 

Sustainable Food Animal Extension Assistant Professor-UNL

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) and Nebraska Extension is inviting applications for a Statewide Sustainable Food Animal Extension Assistant Professor position in Animal Science. This 12-month, non-tenure track position will report to the Head of the Department of Animal Science and the Associate Dean of Nebraska Extension.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 5/6/19

 

Quality Assurance Manager- Nordic Foods

The position is for first shift Quality Assurance Manager in a privately-owned meat manufacturing company. The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for guiding and overseeing one quality tech as well as all production employees in all assigned Quality Management System activities and to ensure compliance to company requirements for food manufacturing. Assist and manage in developing, implementing and maintaining quality assurance processes within a Quality Management System structure. Overall responsibility includes document control, sanitation effectiveness, change control, root cause investigations, product testing oversight, production monitoring and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Perform sanitary effectiveness checks on processing lines Continuously monitor product for defects.
  • Assist with inventory process as requested.
  • Work cooperatively and efficiently with coworkers in all departments with little supervision to achieve team, department and company goals.
  • Maintain a disciplined environment and enforce departmental and company policies.
  • Investigate and remedy, when possible, production failures.
  • Ability to work independently, relying on self-motivation and direction.
  • High level of initiative and ability to plan activities in advance. Knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Promote quality awareness throughout the organization, including quality training when necessary.
  • Ability to lead by example and mentor, coach and guide others of food safety requirements Responsible to maintain the Document Control function in accordance with company requirements. Responsibilities include organizing, controlling, tracking and maintaining documents, master SOP's, forms, in electronic and hard copy format.
  • Develops and maintains databases and spreadsheets using computer software to provide accurate and timely information needed to manage department services.
  • Examines documents for completeness and data accuracy and resolves discrepancies with document originators. May need to format documents to meet SOP or document requirements.
  • Provide training on SOPs and other documentation as needed.
  • Monitors and tracks training of new/revised SOPs and corrective actions. 
  • Develop and work with upper management on implementing SQF programs.
  • Identify product or process deficiencies and weaknesses in the interest of driving continuous improvements.
  • Perform effectiveness checks of completed corrective and preventive actions, as needed. Monitor daily production activities and provide compliance guidance and direction to production personnel.
  • Ability to be flexible and contribute outside the assigned scope of responsibilities.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in an environment with temperature extremes, both hot and cold.
  • Must be able to work in an environment with many different chemicals.
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs, and climb stairs.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: Food science degree or related degree field desired.

https://www.nordicfoods.com/

Date posted: 5/6/19

 

Research Assistant Professor - Kansas State University

The Food Science Institute within Kansas State University's College of Agriculture is seeking applicants for a full-time 12-month non-tenure track research assistant professor position to be located at our Olathe campus (Kansas City metropolitan area). As an essential Food Science Institute team member, the successful individual will develop a nationally-recognized, stakeholder-informed research program in produce safety that will include characterizing and assessing the risks posed by microbial hazards and identifying and evaluating the efficacy of pre- and post-harvest controls. This new program is expected to be complementary and build upon existing food science and horticulture research and extension programs at Kansas State University, including the Manhattan and Olathe campuses and the Olathe Horticulture Center. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an innovative, successful, and externally funded research program that directly addresses the needs of Kansas producers, especially small-scale, diversified produce and mixed crop and animal farms. The program is expected to attract graduate students, post docs, industry collaborations, and other strategic partners. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty at the Manhattan and Olathe campuses and at the Olathe Horticulture Center, broadening the expertise and capabilities of Kansas State University in addressing produce industry food safety challenges and delivering practical solutions across the region.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 5/3/19

 

Sr. Quality Control Technician-North Country Smokehouse

As one of America's few remaining, family-owned smokehouses, North Country's mission is to hand craft premium, artisanal smoked meats through culinary excellence, exceptional animal care standards, and respect for the land. Located in the heart of New England, our authentic charcuterie features traditional cure recipes, using only the best hand-selected ingredients, and small batch smoking process over embers of local hardwoods.

Noted Accolades:

  • Voted America's Top 10 Best Bacons by Men's Journal
  • New England's Best Meat by Yankee Magazine
  • The Best Smoked Bacon in America by Food & Wine
  • North Country has been noted for balancing time-honored tradition with modern day food trends

North Country Smokehouse is one of the country's top-standing SQF level II and Quality Certified meat manufacturing facilities. North Country Smokehouse is committed to maintaining superior food safety, quality, and Compliance standards in all aspects of our business.

Sr Quality Control Technician Job Description

Scope:
The Sr Quality Control Technician shall report to the Quality Assurance Manager and assist in new product development and ensuring the facilities Food Safety and Quality programs are detailed and scientifically based. This shall Include coordinating new projects with outside resources, ensuring all regulatory and internal policies are followed in accordance with the facilities food safety plan(s). In addition to ensuring that current and future processes flow smoothly through each area of the facility; by working directly with all department managers.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or 3+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Food Safety
  • Food Technology
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving

Essential duties:

  • Develop professional relationships with regulatory and compliance experts
    • USDA, FDA, Auditing or certification bodies
  • Develop professional relationships with external product development resources
  • Develop professional relationships with all department managers (including, marketing, production, packaging, shipping)
  • Become an integral part of the facilities HACCP, Food Safety, and Quality Teams
  • Become efficient with internal software, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Coordinate with outside resources on new product concepts thru on-site trials
  • Conduct onsite trials of new products; with staff during off production hours and weekends as needed
  • Aid in the Development of internal processing steps and specifications for each product
  • The ability to effectively communicate to peers orally and in written format
  • The ability to multi-task and work with other team members or departments
  • Coordinate with customers during entire process, including a follow up to the final product, and first delivery of product.
  • Conduct validation studies to improve food safety, efficiency, and consistency of current processes
  • Being organized and self-motivated to complete assigned tasks on time

Supplemental tasks:

  • Conduct efficiency studies to determine areas of opportunities at each stage
  • Develop standards for speed and quality at each stage of production
  • Coordinate off-site visits to outside resources

Any interested candidates please contact the facilities Food Safety and Quality Manager, Daniel Sarapin at 603-543-0234 ext 207 or via email at daniel@ncsmokehouse.com

Date posted: 4/22/19

 

Lab Technician-Aerotek

Job Description: The Lab Technician will be responsible for assisting the Product Developers in running experiments. This position will not be managing their own projects rather supporting the current team's projects.

Responsibilities will include preparing samples, setting up equipment, running experiments, compiling data, reporting data, break down of equipment, cleaning of equipment, and any other tasks assigned by the Product Developers.

Supporting both long term innovative projects along with short term customer driven products. Examples of current projects: Enzyme based freshness, emulsifiers for sweet goods, mix based concentrates, blended cake mixes and bases.

Lab analysis will include: texture analysis and sensory tests on cakes , cupcakes, danishes, honey bun, donuts, brownies and other packaged sweet goods.

The Lab Technician will be involved in next step conversations around experiment results but will not be expected to contribute.

Reporting of data is captured through Microsoft Word and Excel. Candidates must be proficient in these computer applications.

Most projects are short term, fast turnaround projects stemmed from customer requests.

Very much a team atmosphere...candidates must be willing to do what is asked of them and cooperate with others.

Pay: $18-$20/hr.
Shift: M-F 8-5 PM
Location: Lenexa, KS

Please send your resume to ahirt@aerotek.com or call Alex Ferritto at 913-333-5968 to learn more. I look forward to sharing this opportunity with you! Or if you have a friend that you think would be a great fit, please share their contact information with me as well.

Alexandra Ferritto (Hirt)
Scientific Account Manager
913-333-5968-Phone
605-682-9144-Cell
www.aerotek.com

Date posted: 4/8/19

 

Laboratory Research Assistant-MSBiotec

Laboratory Research Assistant
MSBiotec - Wamego, KS 66547
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Responsibilities:

  • General microbiological duties including glassware, instrument, and media preparation in accordance with standard procedures and under sterile/anaerobic
  • Perform experiments according to protocol given and following Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing
  • Identify potential out of specification measurement/result obtained during an experiment, inform supervisor, and make appropriate
  • Maintain accurate, up to date and concise laboratory records of current experiments, results, media prep documentation, etc...
  • Capable of producing necessary records for audit trail of current and past R&D
  • Participate in maintaining the R&D laboratory.
  • General housekeeping/upkeep of laboratory material and Participate in the development of experimental design for R&D
  • Participate in data processing and analysis (enter data in excel and create summary tables/charts).
  • Assist implementation of R&D technologies into the production process.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • B.S. with major in Microbiology, Biology, or related field preferred.
  • Experience or understanding of anaerobic fermentation
  • Experience in microbiology
  • Detail oriented, organized, precise, and
  • Pays strict attention to direction given for task completion.
  • Strong multi-tasking
  • Ability to work
  • Strong interpersonal skills both inside and outside
  • Demonstrated strong work
  • Desire to exceed expectations by displaying a strong sense of work ethic

Experience in following Programs:

Familiar with Microsoft Office.

GM Practices

No sponsorship or relocation is approved for this position.

http://msbiotec.com/

Date posted: 3/25/19

 

KS Department of Agriculture-Laboratory Technician

This individual will serve as support personnel for Dairy, Micro, and Feed and Fertilizer. In the Dairy/Micro Lab this individual will be responsible for taking daily temperatures, setting-up supplies for testing, sample receiving, creating test kits for micro testing, prepare media for both Dairy and Micro, make dilutions biweekly, and assist with both Dairy/Micro during testing of samples. Finally, the individual will complete all KIS tests on submitted carcass samples.

Complete job description

Date posted: 2/25/19

 

KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services

The Analyst I is responsible for preparation of reagents and solutions, as well as sample processing under required regulatory documentation. May also analyze data, interpret results or contribute to troubleshooting activities. Conducts sample inventory and carries out lab support duties as assigned, such as inventory of chemicals, washing glassware, waste disposal and/or general cleanup.

Complete job description

Date posted: 2/25/19

 

ALS Global – Laboratory Analyst

ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation.

Job Summary: Responsible for sample preparation for testing, maintenance of required records, maintenance of clean and sterile work environment. Reports test results as required.

Complete job description

Date posted: 2/25/19

 

Call Hall at the Union

CALL HALL AT THE UNION is currently hiring Representatives of Excellence in Customer Service. As an ambassador for the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, you should possess and demonstrate a core set of skills including, but not limited to:

  1. Strong Customer Service awareness and attentiveness.
  2. Physical Endurance including the ability to lift up to 20 pounds regularly, and bending or stooping for the duration of your shift.
  3. Possess the ability to transition from one task to another quickly.
  4. Demonstrate accuracy and completion in recipe execution and cash handling transactions.

CALL HALL AT THE UNION offers flexible scheduling of up to 30 hours per week, with easy and convenient access to a central location, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KSU students should obtain and submit an employment screening packet from John Kessler or Kevin Snell in 139 Call Hall or Becky Ayres in 232 Weber Hall. Any additional questions or information should be directed to John Kessler, Food Service Manager, at 660-537-3855.

 


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Internships

Intern Opportunity-U.S. Senator & Committee on Ag, Nutrition & Forestry Chairman

U.S. Senator and Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman, Pat Roberts, seeks interns for his Washington, DC Ag Committee office. The internship will last from August to early December, and includes a monthly stipend. Successful candidates have a strong academic record and a demonstrated interest in agriculture. Preference is given to rising juniors or seniors. Interns will research legislation, attend briefings and hearings, answer phones, and provide support to the Committee staff.

For more information and to apply please visit https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/about/internships

Date posted: 5/28/19

 

Rich Products Corporation - Food Product & Process Development Intern

Rich Products Corporation currently has a great opportunity for a Food Product & Process Development Intern/Co-Op in R&D Department, located in St. Simons Island, Georgia. This Co-op will be full-time (40 hours per week) from May - December 2019.

Complete description and application

Date posted: 2/19/19

 

 


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Fellowships and Postdoctorals

USDA Post Doctoral Metabolism/Residue Chemist

USDA postdoc

Email: david.j.smith@ars.usda.gov

Date posted: 5/28/19

 

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