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Food Science

Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine (ICCM) is looking for an Undergraduate Research Assistant to conduct research to support the mission of the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) program (http://www.farad.org/) at K-State.

The student will take the course of "Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Modeling" (AP 873) in Spring 2019. The student will need to read literature on the physiology of different food animal species, such as cattle, swine, chicken, turkey, goat, sheep, deer, and duck. The student will extract relevant physiological parameter values to support research projects related to PBPK modeling. The student will also have opportunities to conduct PBPK modeling research for selected drugs in food animals. The student will be primarily working in ICCM's student/postdoc office in Department of Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine. The student will work under the mentorship of Dr. Zhoumeng Lin. The student will join regular lab meetings and have opportunities to interact with collaborators at other FARAD regional centers.Upon completion of this project, the student will learn knowledge in veterinary medicine, especially in veterinary pharmacology, toxicology, and physiology, as well as PBPK modeling techniques.

The student should have an interest in veterinary medicine, especially in pharmacology and physiology of food animals. The student is required to work ~8-12 hours per week depending on the student's course schedule. Compensation will be on an hourly basis.

For more information about Dr. Lin's research and teaching, please visit his laboratory website: http://www.vet.k-state.edu/education/anatomy-physiology/faculty-staff/faculty/lin/lab/index.html

To apply:

Please email your CV and a cover letter describing your research interest and relevant experience to Dr. Zhoumeng Lin atzhoumeng@ksu.edu.

Date posted: 1/16/19

 

Nestle’ USA - Meat Scientist

Technical lead on project teams to deliver innovation and renovation portfolio and optimization/improvement projects. Represent Technical Application Group as subject matter expert for the Meat Category to transfer knowledge to the factories. Collaborate internally and externally to build relationships in order to continuously improve technical skills and personal development.

Complete job description and application

Date posted: 1/16/19

 

Professor and Head - Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University

Kansas State University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Head, Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. This is a 12-month position with competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must have credentials for appointment as a tenured, full professor. Position available June 1, 2019, or later as negotiated.

Review of applications begins February 15, 2019, and continues until position is filled.

Full position description

Application

Date posted: 12/21/18

 

Extension Program Specialist - University of Florida

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is seeking a full-time Education and Training Specialist who will be responsible for coordinating, conducting, and documenting training activities related to the Southern and Lead Regional center for FSMA Training. This includes
reviewing relevant articles and issues related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), identifying needed initiatives and creating and implementing them, developing procedures and policies. The position will also be responsible for the design, development and implementation of training and education programs related to FSMA (specifically the Produce Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rules), attending meetings with center members, fostering relationships with stakeholders, and identifying opportunities for collaboration. The position is expected to implement evaluation of the program, compile data, and write reports. The candidate will work closely with Food Safety Extension colleagues from across the Southern Region and across the US, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and other State Department of Agriculture personnel across the Southern US, and growers and other stakeholders to advance food safety in produce and processing industry. Successful candidates should be familiar with basic produce growing and packing and have a background in food safety/microbiology. This position will require some in state and national travel.

http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/509504/extension-program-specialist

Date posted: 12/17/18

 

Education/Training Spec II - University of Florida

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is seeking a full-time Education and Training Specialist who will be part of a state-wide team responsible for coordinating, conducting and documenting training activities related to implementation of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule in the State of Florida. This includes organizing and teaching the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) standardized curriculum as a lead trainer, leading and participating in the on-farm readiness review program (OFRR), conducting general Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs programs) and generally supporting the food safety extension efforts for growers. The candidate will work closely with Food Safety Extension colleagues, County Extension personnel, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) personnel, and growers and other stakeholders to advance food safety in the Florida produce industry. Successful candidates should be familiar with basic produce growing and packing and have a strong background in food safety/microbiology. This position will require frequent travel throughout the state; a state vehicle is provided.

http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/509503/educationtraining-spec-ii

Date posted: 12/17/18

 

Assistant Professor of Food & Bioprocessing Engineering

The University of Missouri wishes to expand its expertise in the research and development of food bioprocessing by hiring a talented faculty member. This unique interdisciplinary position is funded through the College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources. The University of Missouri is an AAU Research One institution, and one of the most comprehensive universities in the nation. It is expected that this faculty member will develop a collaborative network among his or her new Mizzou colleagues. The position is offered as a nine-month, tenuretrack at the assistant professor rank with a split appointment between teaching and research.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/11/18

 

Hormel Quality & Process Control Supervisor-Associate

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 10th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

Job Purpose: Supports management in the implementation of food safety and food quality processes and procedures. Trains and manages 4-6 quality auditors.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/11/18

 

Associate Meat Buyer - Carl Buddig and Company

Provide support to the Director of Meat Procurement. The Meat Buyer will help facilitate all functions of the purchasing department, ranging from negotiating, sourcing, maintaining proper inventories and inspecting for quality of product. Working closely with the multiple companies in providing the meat to meet production goals.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/3/18

 

Quality Assurance Specialist IHRC, Inc.

IHRC, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients. The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of IHRC, Inc., and will be assigned to the Laboratory Preparedness and Response Branch (LPRB), Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections (DPEI), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), at the CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA. The selected candidate will provide quality assurance support for the development and deployment of quality assays and products to LRN member laboratories, the continuous monitoring and improvement of the branch quality management system, and the enhancement of existing and next generation assay development research activities, and the public health capacity of the LPRB.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/3/18

 

Microbiologist IHRC, Inc.

The Microbiologist will provide technical assistance and expertise to the optimization of metagenomic methods and workflows, for a variety of pathogens and specimen types, including optimization and refinement of generalizable methods, and the application and validation of these techniques using both known and unknown clinical and environmental specimens.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/3/18

 

IHRC Microbiologist I

IHRC, Inc. provides scientific, information management, management consulting, bioinformatics, and administrative program support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal and private sector clients. The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of IHRC, Inc. and will be assigned to the Respiratory Diseases Branch (RDB), Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, to provide support for the RDB.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/3/18

 

QA Manager-Walker's Fresh Foods

Walker's Fresh Foods opened our doors in 1947 with a family potato salad recipe and a few sacks of spuds. Building upon the success of our Original Potato Salad, today Walker's produces a diverse line of over one hundred refrigerated salads, sides, dips, and desserts. Our customers include independent and multi-unit restaurants, grocers, and food service distributors from coast to coast. In addition to our own tried and true recipes, Walker's specializes in partnering with our customers to develop and produce innovative private label products.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/3/18

 

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc-Research Engineer

At Hilmar Cheese Company and Hilmar Ingredients, we improve lives around the world by being a leading producer of wholesome dairy products that contribute to the success of all stakeholders. We are one of the world's largest and most respected manufacturers of cheese, whey protein, lactose and milk powders. We are successful for two reasons: (1) we know the cheese and ingredients business really well, and (2) we know that we can't succeed without great people!

A Typical Day Conduct research experiments at bench, pilot plant and commercial scale to develop new or improved processes to produce whey derived food ingredients. Evaluate current equipment and processes to identify ways to optimize performance or improve product quality. Design measurement and control systems for the plant based on research experiment results. Evaluate new processing technologies to determine their cost, applicability, and benefits to Hilmar Ingredients' processes. Troubleshoot problems with manufacturing processes. Provide technical support to Sales, Marketing, QA, and Manufacturing.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/3/18

 

Manager, Labeling Compliance & Specifications

Location:
1405 N 98th St
Kansas City, KS 66111
United States
Company: Dairy Farmers of America, Inc
Req Num: req7300

Job Description:

Lead a cross-functional team that includes R&D, Quality Assurance, Legal Manufacturing, and Marketing in activities related to labeling and in the review of specifications. Ensure compliance with all relevant international, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and company policies. Work effectively across multiple functions and communicate with business units on labeling related matters.

Job description and application

Date posted: 11/19/18

 

Technical Services Specialist –Safe Food Corporation

The Technical Services Specialist position is part of the R&D Team and is responsible for providing technical support to internal and external customers through collecting and analyzing data, assisting in root cause investigations, and providing regulatory consultation.

The successful candidate should be a self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. The Technical Services Specialist should be an individual of high integrity and character with the ability to develop and maintain customer relationships. This position requires lots of travel. *The candidate will reside in the southeastern United States with the willingness to travel by air or ground to assigned plant locations. If the candidate resides outside the southeastern United States, they must be willing to relocate to North Little Rock, Arkansas.*

Full job description and application

Date posted: 11/12/18

 

Manager, Labeling Compliance & Specifications

Lead a cross-functional team that includes R&D, Quality Assurance, Legal, Manufacturing, and Marketing in activities related to labeling and in the review of specifications. Ensure compliance with all relevant international, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and company policies. Work effectively across multiple functions and communicate with business units on labeling related matters.

Complete job description and application

Date posted: 11/12/18

 

Specialist-Operational Excellence & Food Safety

Ready to use your hotel, restaurant or supermarket experience in a new and exciting way? Have a knack for training/coaching others? Looking to build your career in a growing world-class organization?
Come see why so many of our team members recommend us to their friends!

Why work at Steritech?

Steritech is the market leader in food safety, quality assurance, and customer experience management. We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner to many of the world's leading brands across industries as diverse as manufacturing, processing, retail, food service, and hospitality. We help our clients give the best, safest, and healthiest possible service to THEIR customers.

Not to mention...

  • World-class training of the latest food safety and customer service best practices
  • Coaching/mentoring and career advancement opportunities
  • Company car, cell phone, tablet, and purchase card for expenses
  • Great benefits - Medical, Dental, and Vision, Employer-matched 401(k)
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and PTO days

What do our Specialists do?

Our Specialists help our hotel, restaurant, and grocery clients ensure brand standards, food quality and friendly service for their customers. They also:

  • Conduct assessments that measure conformity to established regulatory, industry, and proprietary brand standards for clients
  • Observe food prep and cooking standards to ensure food safety, health, and sanitation practices
  • Partner with clients to address root causes of assessment discrepancies and develop corrective action plans
  • Teach and coach clients how to make their workplace a safer and healthier environment for themselves and THEIR customers
  • Travel up to 50%, or 10 days per month, including some evening and weekend work

What do you need? Must have at least 1 of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree (Hospitality Management, Food Science, Nutrition, Culinary Arts or other Science degree), with at least one year of experience in food service, restaurant or grocery operations
  • Bachelor's degree (other than Science/Food/Hospitality) with at least two years of experience in food service, restaurant or grocery operations
  • Associates degree with at least four years progressive experience in food service, restaurant or grocery operations
  • High School Diploma/GED and at least five years progressive experience in food service, restaurant or grocery operations

Additional requirements:

  • Ability and desire to influence others with tact and skill
  • Ability to provide clear and constructive feedback in a positive manner
  • Desire to travel via car and/or plane up to 50% of time
  • Thrives in an autonomous working environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Capable of being detail-oriented while focusing on the big picture
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work based on urgency, efficiency and other factors
  • Safe driving record and a commitment to working safely
  • Ability to lift 32 lbs chest high, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching
  • Strong technical knowledge of food safety is preferred
  • ServSafe and/or CP-FS Certification(s) a plus

We are looking for individuals who want to make a difference where our customers live and work. Is that you? We are Proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer! EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job postings and application

Date posted: 11/5/18

 

Senior Application Technologist, Dairy

Responsible for technical projects from experimental design to completion. Includes testing, analytical procedures, equipment setup and preparation of standards and product materials under general supervision. Employees in positions at this level exercise a general degree of independence in performing assignments designed to demonstrate professional work knowledge and abilities. They conduct a wide range of specific tasks and experiments using readily available clear and direct references.

Job description and application

Date posted: 11/5/18

 

Application Technologist, Dairy/Cheese-Dupont

Responsible for technical projects from experimental design to completion. Includes testing, analytical procedures, equipment setup and preparation of standards and product materials under general supervision. Employees in positions at this level exercise a general degree of independence in performing assignments designed to demonstrate professional work knowledge and abilities. They conduct a wide range of specific tasks and experiments using readily available clear and direct references.

Job description and application

Date posted: 11/5/18

 

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Specialist

Position : Food Safety and Quality Assurance Specialist – Full-time

Summary:

Riega Foods, is a family owned and operated organic herb, spice, and spice blend manufacturer located in Kansas City, MO. We are a fast-growing company looking for a Food Safety and Quality Assurance Specialist to join our team.

The Food Safety and Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible for ensuring all incoming materials, finished goods, and processing facility meet food safety standards. They will perform daily tasks such as: implementing and reviewing food safety programs and documents, product sampling, oversee third-party lab testing, environmental swabbing, analyzing test results, and the continuous improvement of our food safety system. The right candidate will be self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic and initiative.

Job Description & Responsibilities:

  • Review and improve an environmental monitoring program and ensure continuous compliance.
  • Perform pre-operational checks on food processing equipment prior to production.
  • Monitor compliance of the food safety system by collecting samples of incoming raw materials and finished goods and send out samples for third-party testing.
  • Review and analyze COA's from suppliers and third-party labs.
  • Document and maintain all testing records.
  • Ensure the continuous development, compliance, and certification of HACCP, Organic, Vegan, and Kosher.
  • Assist in preparing samples for sales department and shows
  • Assist in maintenance of QA documentation, and operations procedures.
  • Lead the consumer and customer complaints investigations process ensuring follow up in appropriate timings, recommend actions to site QA Manager, and maintain documentation of all investigations and complaints.
  • Monitor of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), food safety, food quality and production parameters on a routine basis.
  • Attend training to remain current on industry trends, food safety topics, and government regulations.
  • Facilitate monthly food safety training to all production workers and ensure employees understand the importance of food safety.
  • Develop new food safety procedures and write detailed SOP's.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Candidates must

  • Have a bachelor's degree in Food Science or equivalent.
  • HACCP/HARPC certified.
  • Good communication, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Be excited to work in a fast-growing company with room for development.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and a high level of initiative.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (specifically Excel) and display comprehension of computer practices.
  • Ability to prioritize workflow and ability to handle multiple tasks at once.

Contact Information:
Please send resume and cover letter to lillian@riegafoods.com

Date posted: 11/5/18

 

DMI Partner Scientist Summer Internship (Plano, TX or Irvine, CA)

DMI Partner Scientist Summer Internship (Plano, TX or Irvine, CA)
Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI) offers robust internship experiences, which allow students to put classroom theory into practice in a professional business environment. The Partner Scientist internship opportunity is being offered to rising Juniors and rising Seniors who are majoring in Dairy or Food Science.
The Intern will work under the supervision of one of our leading Dairy Scientists who are situated at the global headquarters facility of a national quick service restaurant company that is one of DMI's key business partners. Responsibilities may include:

  • Support all aspects of product development
  • Plan, conduct and support product showings
  • Participate in cross-functional team meetings
  • Manage project timelines
  • Work collaboratively with Dairy Research Centers

Internship Details:

  • Accepting applications through 12/15/19
  • Paid 10-12 week Summer Internship
  • Open to Dairy/Food Science students who will be Juniors or Seniors in Fall, 2019; Grad students invited to apply
  • Internship is full-time, Monday-Friday
  • We do not offer transportation or summer housing
  • Interns do not receive medical/dental benefits or paid time off
  • Pay is for actual hours worked
  • Students should be eligible to work in the U.S. without requiring visa sponsorship now or in the future

To be considered, send an e-mail to careers@dairy.org, and indicate "2019 Partner Scientist Internship" in the Subject Line. Include a CV or resume, along with a note indicating how you learned of the opportunity, and why it interests you.
About us:
Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI) www.dairy.org

Date posted: 10/29/18

 

Biological Science Laboratory Technician-USDA

The Arthropod-borne Animal Diseases Research Unit (ABADRU) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has posted job announcements for two full-time, permanent positions for Biological Science Laboratory Technicians.

These positions will support various aspects of infectious disease research on ruminant viruses transmitted by insect vectors.

The announcements will be open for application until 10/24/18.

Additional information can be found as USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513411400

Date posted: 10/22/18

 

R & D Assistance-Lantmannen Unibake USA

Job Title: R & D Assistance
Department: Administration
Exemption Status: Hourly-pay depending on experience
Reporting Relationship: R&D Manager
Location: St. Petersburg Florida

This job description should not be viewed as an all-inclusive list the responsibilities related to your position. Your position will necessitate performing duties and tasks that are not outlined herein. Lantmannen Unibake retains the right to change an employee's position or job description at any time.

Job Summary:

She/he will work closely with R & D Manager and R & D Assistant in preparing new products, nutritionals and labeling that will be set to run on the production lines.

Responsible for coordinating with R & D Manager, production, engineering, warehouse, sanitation, suppliers and customers to create new items based on customer requirments and work closely with R&D Manager and Tech to prepare necessary paperwork to perform each trial for sales and customer approval.

Duties are described below:

  • Setup line trial and collect signatures from all involved departments
  • Work Closely with the R&D team in all bench trials and production runs to establish settings for new items on the lines
  • Lead R&D projects as the admin project leader
  • Ensures that all new product sample request are documented as directed by the R&D Manager at every stage of the process
  • Create and maintain Nutritionals for all new internal and imported items from sister plants and outside suppliers
  • Maintain all product specs (bread and pastry) in FSEnet (a Certified GDSN Data Pool) for our customers and in PIM (Unibake' s internal Product Information Management system), working in conjunction with Marketing and Customer Service
  • Maintain all Ingredient specification up to date working with Purchasing Manager
  • Must work with Genesis software for product nutritionals and ensures that all products are set up correctly before information is given to the departments.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the R&D Manager

Competencies:
Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Project Management - Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Manages project team activities.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Certificates and Licenses: No certifications needed.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); extreme cold (non-weather) and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move

http://www.lantmannen-unibake.com/about/career/

Contact:

Urs Mederlet
Research & Development Manager
Lantmännen Unibake USA
230 19th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33712
Office: (727) 823-1113
Fax: (727) 823-1201
Cell: (727) 424-6282
urs.mederlet@lantmannen.com

Date posted: 10/22/18

 

Scientist-Colgate-Palmolive

This scientist position will be responsible for leading the formula development and production scale-up phases of wellness & therapeutic foods for dogs and cats. This will involve working closely with quality, regulatory, supply chain, and ingredient procurement colleagues to ensure successful project development and scale-up is achieved. Collaboration on product design with our claims and clinical studies group will help ensure final formulas are aligned with required efficacy and claims.

Let's talk about responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of sole-source extruded nutritional solutions that deliver against specified nutrient, ingredient, quality & cost requirements
  • Validation of product performance through coordination & interpretation of product analytical, biological, palatability, sensory, and stability testing
  • Partner with process engineers to optimize product and process development
  • Development of ingredient and finished product specifications
  • Creation of final formula documentation and supporting information
  • Ongoing quality, safety, and related training

Basic qualifications:

  • Minimum years of relevant work experience required*: 3 Years of Animal or Food Industry Experience
  • BS in Food Science, Nutrition, Food Engineering or related field

Other required experience or qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of formula development process and basic food science principles
  • Possesses basic understanding in regulatory, product safety and quality requirements relevant to functional responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to design and run scientific experiments
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills; ability to communicate and lead in a cross-functional environment. Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS in Food Science, Nutrition, Food Engineering or related field
  • Experience in product design and development (Preferably sole source nutritional products in animal/human food industry)

https://jobs.colgate.com/?locale=en_US

https://ksu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2086191/share_preview

Date posted: 10/22/18

 

Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, Cal Poly

The Nutrition and Food Science Department in the Don. B. Huntley College of Agriculture or at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall Semester 2019. Candidates specializing in Food Processing and/or Food Safety are especially encouraged to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/54038

Date posted: 10/22/18

 

Assistant Professor, Microbial Food Safety

The Department of Food Science at Cornell seeks an individual that will develop a strong research and teaching program in microbial food safety that is complementary to existing programs in the department. Candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (not just food science) and research and teaching interests in any area of microbial food safety (e.g., molecular food safety, food virology or mycology, pathogenesis of foodborne diseases, physiology and genomics of foodborne pathogens, mathematical modeling and risk assessment related to food safety) are encouraged to apply. Cornell has existing strong research, teaching, and outreach programs in food safety, which stretch across different departments and colleges, including strong collaborations with a variety of industry partners and government organizations. Existing strength and expertise in food safety and food microbiology will help the new faculty recruited for this position develop a strong nationally and internationally recognized research program in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2018 and will be accepted until this position is filled. Potential applicants may contact Martin Wiedmann (mw16@cornell.edu), who serves as chair of the search committee for this position.

Job description and application

Date posted: 10/8/18

 

Assistant or Associate Professor-Food Science-Lincoln University of Missouri

The Cooperative Research and Extension Programs at Lincoln University (LU) of Missouri invite applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor Food Science. The mission of the program is to enhance the quality of life for diverse, limited-resource citizens in Missouri and the nation as a whole through supportive agriculture research and education. The position has the opportunity contributing to the programs in microbial safety of produce and meats, aquaculture, food and water quality, food processing/packaging, pathogen detections, FSMA compliance and other food-safety relevant topics.

Responsibilities:

This is a 12-month, non-tenure track, full benefit eligible faculty position with responsibilities of 80% research and 20% extension. The incumbent is expected to establish a high impact, nationally recognized research/extension program addressing the critical issues of food safety, to conduct innovative research and outreach activities, to develop grant proposals for obtaining extramural funding to support research and extension programs, to publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals, to collaborate with faculty within LU and from other institutions, and to contribute to relevant professional societies. The incumbent may also be expected to teach courses relevant to his/her expertise, to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and to provide department-, college- and university-wide services and to perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, or a closely related field with an emphasis on food safety. Applicants must be familiar with FSMA and food safety standards. Applicants shall demonstrate ability of conducting quality research and extension activities, publishing articles in impactful peer-reviewed journals, and receiving extramural funding through grant applications. Experience of postdoctoral research is preferred. Effective oral and written communication skills, and willingness and ability to work in a team-oriented environment with a diverse group of faculty and students are essential.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1, 2019 until the position is filled.

Submit a Lincoln University Employment application form, cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, transcripts, and a list of 5 references (name and contact information) to: Human Resource Services, Lincoln University, 101 Young Hall, PO Box 29, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0029 or email: HRS@lincolnu.edu Lincoln University is "An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer."

Date posted: 10/8/18

 

Head of the Department of Food Science & Nutrition-University of Minnesota

The head provides administrative leadership to the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. This position provides strong support and leadership to the teaching, research, extension and outreach activities, including the work of affiliated centers. This position represents the Department within the College and University, and to the broader state, national and international communities served by its faculty. The head actively supports the securing of adequate resources for the Department to strengthen and broaden its mission, nurture linkages with other units in the University, and advance its already strong international reputation. The Head is also responsible for faculty hires, and is expected to develop a strategic faculty hiring plan with the goal of attracting field shaping, diverse faculty in a nationally recognized Food Science and Nutrition program.

All applications must be submitted online at: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html (enter job opening code 325020 in Keywords box) or directly at https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1.

You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Angie Nalezny, Director of Human Resources, at (612) 301-2466 or nalezny@umn.edu. For more information about CFANS, view: http://www.cfans.umn.edu.

 

SR. Application Technologist - Fresh Fermented Dairy

DUPONT NUTRITION & HEALTH, NAFTA

Job description and application

Date posted: 10/1/18

 

Senior Application Specialist/Scientist-Dairy

DUPONT NUTRITION & HEALTH, NAFTA

Job description and application

Date posted: 10/1/18

 

Application Technologist, Dairy

DUPONT NUTRITION & HEALTH, NAFTA

Job description and application

Date posted: 10/1/18

 

Application Technologist, Dairy/Cheese

DUPONT NUTRITION & HEALTH, NAFTA

Job description and application

Date posted: 10/1/18

 

Assistant Professor Microbial Food Safety - Cornell University

The Department of Food Science at Cornell seeks an individual that will develop a strong research and teaching program in microbial food safety that is complementary to existing programs in the department. Candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (not just food science) and research and teaching interests in any area of microbial food safety (e.g., molecular food safety, food virology or mycology, pathogenesis of foodborne diseases, physiology and genomics of foodborne pathogens, mathematical modeling and risk assessment related to food safety) are encouraged to apply. Cornell has existing strong research, teaching, and outreach programs in food safety, which stretch across different departments and colleges, including strong collaborations with a variety of industry partners and government organizations. Existing strength and expertise in food safety and food microbiology will help the new faculty recruited for this position develop a strong nationally and internationally recognized research program in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Job description and application

Date posted: 10/1/18

 

Operations Management Associate-2019

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 complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please complete your application as soon as possible.

Position Application: Operations Management Associate 2019 - UNI05519

Early Careers at Cargill:

From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.

Operations Management Associate Position:

This 6-18 month training program enables you to become familiar with the workflow of plant operations. Your training will include:

  • Risk Management: Leadership in safety and regulatory compliance consistent with Cargill's Guiding Principles. Food and Feed Safety are of critical importance to Cargill's businesses.
  • Talent Management: Lead, coach, and develop a diverse team of operations employees to ensure goals and standards of the organization are being met. Gain knowledge of Human Resources policies, participate in the hiring of new team members, and develop and implement strategies to maintain and increase employee engagement.
  • Reliability Excellence: Maintain plants to ensure they are at all times capable of serving and meeting customer requirements.
  • Operational Effectiveness: Lead plant operations in alignment with all business functions to effectively and efficiently achieve business and profitability objectives.
  • Capital Effectiveness: Effectively deploy capital and manage capital projects to ensure ongoing market competitiveness of plant assets.
  • Continuous Improvement: Lead production process improvements through utilization of continuous improvement tools/activities.

Environment:

This role involves physical activity in food, and/or grain processing environments which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis – involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects of 10-25 pounds. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (i.e. heat, cold, grain dust, etc.). There is also a possibility of working various shifts including 2nd and 3rd shift hours.

Associate Program Benefits:

  • Relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, retirement benefits package.
  • Tuition reimbursement to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.
  • Access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.

Potential Business Areas:

  • Beef processing
  • Poultry processing
  • Egg processing
  • Cooked further processing
  • Grain processing

Job Locations:

  • Across the United States
  • Plant setting

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in any discipline
  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Willing and able to relocate.
  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually.
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral.
  • Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations.
  • Willingness to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts.
  • Willingness to work on weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

Pursuing an agriculture or business-related degree (including but not limited to Animal Science, Ag-Economics, Ag-Business, Ag-Education, Agronomy, Food Science, Feed Science, Meat Science, Grain Science, Operations Management, Ag-Systems Management, Ag-Engineering,
Supply Chain, Mechanized Systems Management, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Distribution).

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With more than 150 years of experience, Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at www.cargill.com.
Cargill is an equal opportunity employer.

Date posted: 9/19/18

 

Quality Assurance Associate-Nordic Foods

Position Purpose:

The Quality Assurance Associate is responsible to assist the QA Manager in all assigned Quality Management System activities and to ensure compliance to company requirements for food manufacturing. Assist in developing, implementing and maintaining quality assurance processes within a Quality Management System structure. Overall responsibility includes document control, 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
  • Quick Learner
  • Promote quality awareness throughout the organization.
  • 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.
  • Write or revises procedures related to document control and other areas of functional responsibility.
  • 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 50 lbs.

Date posted: 9/10/18

 

Professor, Director Institute of Food Science and Engineering and Head of the Department of Food Science

Description: The University of Arkansas seeks an energetic individual to provide creative and exemplary leadership for the research, teaching, and extension programs for one of the top five Food Science Departments in the nation. The successful candidate will have opportunities to interface with leaders in one of the nation's most diverse food and business environments where new business and entrepreneurial initiatives are strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will lead proactive efforts to strengthen ongoing, multidisciplinary research programs in basic and applied food chemistry, food microbiology, food processing, food engineering, and human nutrition. The Department houses an IFT-approved undergraduate program with three concentrations as well as MS and PhD graduate programs. The University of Arkansas is located at Fayetteville, AR in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville ranked in the top-5 BEST places to live according to the US News and World Report in 2017. Additional information about the Food Science Department and programs is available at https://food-science.uark.edu/.

Responsibilities: Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in food science or a closely related field. The candidate must have demonstrated effective leadership, management and communication with faculty, staff and students, as well as other leaders in national and international food science programs. The candidate will have demonstrated ability to work in teams and build programs. Duties include administratively and fiscally leading 12 diverse faculty programs, encouraging faculty development, coordination of extramural funding pursuits together with other university initiatives. The Department Head provides leadership for student recruitment and instruction in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences and for research and outreach programs in the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Qualifications: Prominent scientists with an earned Ph.D. in Food Science or a closely related field, and an outstanding record of personal and professional accomplishments are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate's record must demonstrate their leadership skills and abilities necessary to administer a dynamic program encompassing: outreach that builds collaboration and effective communication with our diverse clientele; teaching that builds excellence in our resident and on-line instruction; and research that supports our graduate program. Candidates will be expected to have an internationally recognized research and funding record consistent with an appointment at the rank of full Professor.

Contact Wayne Mackay, mackay@uark.edu to obtain further information.

Departmental promotion brochure

Date posted: 8/7/18

 

Assistant/Associate Extension Educator for Food Safety

University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources' Department of Extension is seeking an Assistant / Associate Food Safety Extension Educator to work from the New Haven County Extension Center.

To apply, please upload the following: a letter of application that addresses qualifications identified in the advertisement, a resume or curriculum vitae and a list of references with contact information including e-mail addresses to www.jobs.uconn.edu. Applications and supporting materials will be reviewed until a candidate has been identified. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018702).

Job description and application

Date posted: 8/6/18

 

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

 

E & J Gallo Winery

Process Technology Development Internship Program for Scientists-June 2019 | 300153 (58840)

The Process Technology Internship Program for Scientists is searching for appropriate candidates to fill the 6 month positions (approximately mid-June through mid-December) within our Process Technology Department. Interns will assist in the development and scale-up of new technologies for the Winery. Interns working on technology projects will assist in managing a portion of an ongoing development project. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a lab or production environment and increase your skill base for future employment or graduate school.

Interns will work with cross-functional teams, including operations, winemaking, engineering and operators to execute technology projects that are undertaken during the harvest season.

Complete description and application

Date posted: 1/22/19

 

U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), located in Clay Center, Nebraska, will be sponsoring a 2019 Summer Research Internship Program for undergraduate students. We are continually exploring opportunities to strengthen ties between scientists at USMARC and faculty, staff, and students at top colleges and universities throughout the country. This program, focused at the undergraduate level, is an opportunity to introduce students to various fields of research associated with meat animal production.

Below is a link to the USMARC Careers page with information about our 2019 program and the application process, along with the timeline for submission of applications. Included are projects representing our four research units: Genetics, Breeding, and Animal Health; Meat Safety and Quality; Nutrition & Environmental Management; and Reproduction. An application form, along with a list of required supporting documents, can be found at this link:

USMARC 2019 Summer Internship Program

(To complete the application, you will need Adobe, save the document to your computer -PDF file. When you reopen it, it will be an electronically fillable form.)

Application packages must be postmarked by February 4, 2019. Letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the advisor or professor to Janel Nierman at Janel.nierman@usda.gov or mail them to Attn: Janel Nierman, USMARC, PO Box 166, Clay Center, NE 68933. Applications will be considered incomplete if a letter of recommendation is not received.

Student intern selections and offers will be made by March 15, 2019. We look forward to an opportunity to interact with students and provide them with an outstanding research experience here at the USMARC.

Date posted: 1/7/19

 

USDA Summer 2019 Internships

United State Department of Agriculture Summer 2019 Internships.

See https://www.usda.gov/internships for detailed descriptions and to apply.

USDA has made the Summer 2019 Pathways Internship job announcement easier-than-ever for college students to find and we're currently hiring Pathways Interns in hundreds of locations across every state in the country for the following occupational fields.

After you review this list, follow the "Instructions to Apply" section below:

  • Veterinary Science - Students receive varied assignments designed to provide on-the-job training and experience in activities related to veterinary services including headquarters-type settings, veterinary field environments and veterinary laboratories. – 1st round of application referrals due Dec. 9, 2018
  • Natural Resources and Biological Sciences - Biological sciences include forestry, rangeland management, wildlife biology, fish biology, ecology, botany, recreation, natural resources management, biological sciences, and other related disciplines.
  • Engineering and Architecture - Engineering and Architecture includes General Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering Technical, Survey Technical, Electronics Technical, and other related disciplines.
  • Business, Contracting, Procurement, and Industry - Business and Industry includes Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Program Policy, Agriculture Outreach and Communications, and Procurement/Contracting.
  • General Administration and Office Support - Administration and Office Support includes Administrative and Office support, Human Resources, Information Technology, Budget and Finance, Business Administration/Management, Program Policy, Legislative Affairs and Outreach/Communications.

How to Apply

Applicants will have an opportunity to specify their preferred geographic location, area of interest, and USDA Agency or office. USDA is looking to fill our ranks with those who are interested in honing their skills, expanding their knowledge, and developing their experience, including young people from all of the wonderful parts of this great country- so we encourage you to apply!

If you have questions, please email the USDA Office of Human Resource Management at internship@usda.gov.

Date posted: 12/17/18

 

USDA Farm Service Agency

Student Trainee (Business & Industry) (Note: This is a summer internship position) https://ksu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2218081/share_preview

Student Trainee (Administration and Office Support) (Note: This is a summer internship position) https://ksu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2218042/share_preview

Date posted: 12/11/18

 

K-State Research and Extension Internships

Interns will complete 400-hours of internship work from May 28, 2019 through August 2, 2019. The internships are primarily in Northwest Kansas. Pay rate is $20.00 an hour and housing will be provided.

Applications close January 31, 2018.

For more information, contact Nadine Sigle, Community Vitality Specialist, at 785-346-6256

Position Information and Link to Apply

Date posted: 12/7/18

 

JBS Internship

Our internship program is very hands on and aims to provide students with real life experience. Our goal is to transition our interns to full time employees and JBS Management Trainees and for them to leave our company at the end of the summer with an offer in hand.

For more information, contact:

Martha Holstein
Human Resources
Office: 970-506-8224
Cell: 402-699-1626
Martha.Holstein@jbssa.com

Complete job description and application

Date posted: 11/26/18

 

Production Management Intern #2738-Hormel Foods

Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 10th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future -- Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ -- focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

Job Purpose: To gain real world experience in the successful manufacturing of food product

Responsibilities:

  • Gain exposure to the job responsibilities of a full-time Production Supervisor
  • Review production processes against the current Process Specification Summary
  • Assist Production Supervisors with information gathering to optimize performance
  • Document job descriptions for key positions, identifying major accountabilities
  • Assist with the supervision of a staff of approximately 15-30 employees
  • The position is very hands-on - supervisors are usually in the production area "on-their-feet" about 80% of the shift

Requirements:

  • Must graduate in December 2019, May 2020 or August 2020 and major in Business Administration, Agribusiness, Management, Operations, Industrial Management, or related field with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrated leadership, persuasive, initiative, analytical, and communication skills are necessary for success in this position
  • Possess a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
  • Applicants must not now, or any time in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa

Location and Hours:

  • Location possibilities include Austin, Minnesota; Osceola, Iowa; or Dubuque, Iowa
  • Location is based on business needs at the time an offer is made
  • Position is full time, 40 hours per week beginning late May and ending mid-August

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid housing allowance
  • Reimbursement of all expenses incurred on the job

Application Instructions: Please visit http://www.hormelfoods.com/careers to apply online. Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Date posted: 11/12/18

 

Product Development Internship #2683- Hormel Foods

Company Description: Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 10th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future -- Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ -- focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

Job Purpose: To gain real world experience in the successful manufacturing of food products

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with product development scientists on a wide variety of value added food projects. (may require travel to other production facilities)
  • Gain experience and apply knowledge of food science to the product development process
  • Learn to operate a wide variety of food processing equipment.
  • Practice communication skills, use analytical techniques and apply critical thinking skills.
  • Projects may include:
  • Product formulation
  • Process/Product Troubleshooting
  • Testing new ingredients and processes
  • Conducting meat quality audits
  • Preparing and presenting food prototypes for review by sales, marketing, operations and R&D

Requirements:

  • Must have at least Junior status and major in Food Science, Animal Science or related field with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrated leadership skills are necessary for success in this position
  • Previous food or meat processing experience is beneficial
  • Possess a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
  • Applicants must not now, or any time in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa

Location and Hours:

  • Position is based out of our Research & Development division at our Corporate Headquarters in Austin, MN
  • Position is full time, 40 hours per week beginning late May and ending mid August

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid housing allowance
  • Reimbursement of all expenses incurred on the job

Application Instructions: Please visit http://www.hormelfoods.com/careers to apply online. Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Date posted: 11/12/18

 

Quality Control Intern #2740-Hormel Foods

Quality Control Intern #2740-Hormel Foods (KSU Handshake)

Company Description: Inspired People. Inspired Food.™

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 10th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future -- Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ -- focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

Job Purpose: To gain real world experience in the successful manufacturing of food products by performing the duties of their full time Quality and Control Process counterparts. This includes supporting management in the implementation of food safety and food quality processes and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Gain exposure to the job responsibilities of a full-time Quality and Process Control Supervisor which can include any of the following:
  • Consult with management regarding food safety or quality issues
  • Provide leadership on food safety and quality in our facilities
  • Implement our HACCP program (food safety) and oversee sanitation procedures
  • Collect and analyze data for new or modified product lines
  • Train and manage quality auditors
  • Work with the USDA
  • Design and evaluate quality specifications and auditing programs
  • Conduct quality system testing and evaluations using statistical analysis
  • Assist with computer inventory, lab management and data collection
  • Evaluate processes by utilizing food safety and/or sanitation principles

Requirements:

  • Must graduate in December 2019, May 2020 or August 2020 and major in Food Science, Animal Science, Agricultural Business, Industrial Technology, or related field with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrated leadership, persuasive, initiative, analytical, and communication skills are necessary for success in this position
  • Possess a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
  • Applicants must not now, or any time in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa
  • Must be comfortable with the preparation and consumption of various Hormel Foods Products which may include but are not limited to pork, beef, chicken and peanuts.

Location and Hours:

  • Position is based out of our Corporate Office headquarters in Austin, Minnesota with the opportunity to travel to various manufacturing locations
  • Position is full time, 40 hours per week beginning late May and ending mid-August

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid housing allowance
  • Reimbursement of all expenses incurred on the job

Application Instructions: Please visit http://www.hormelfoods.com/careers to apply online Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Date posted: 11/12/18

 

Kansas Department of Ag Internships-Spring 2019

The State of Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting applications for 2019 Spring 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 November 15, 2018. In addition to the documents stated for the on-line application, a completed application includes two letters of reference by November 15. Unless otherwise noted, all internship positions will be in Manhattan, KS. Starting date will be on or after January 14, 2019.

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.

Date posted: 11/5/18

 

Kraft Heinz

Feeding Tomorrow has partnered with the Kraft Heinz Company to identify extraordinary undergraduate students pursuing advanced degrees in food science. Kraft Heinz will award one Feeding Tomorrow candidate a paid internship for the summer of 2019.

http://www.ift.org/community/students/intern/kraft-heinz-intern.aspx

Date posted: 10/1/18

 

Operations Management Intern-2019

 

Cargill-Food Safety Quality & Regulatory Intern 2019-UNI05526

Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Internship:

The FSQR function at Cargill will provide students with a career interest in the food industry and a scientific related academic background, the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a food business and manufacturing environment. The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and work with Cargill business units/function to provide solutions to customers. Through assigned projects, Interns will have the opportunity to positively impact a number of food safety, quality, and efficiency initiatives.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 9/10/18

 

Cargill - Product & Process Development Intern 2019-UNI05573

Product and Process Development Internship:

The Research & Development (R&D) function at Cargill will provide students with a career interest and a food related academic background, the opportunity
to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a business environment. The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and work with Cargill business units/function to provide solutions to customers.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 9/10/18

 

Cargill-Food R&D Intern 2019-UNI05529

Food R&D Internship:

The Research & Development (R&D) function at Cargill will provide students with a career interest and a food related academic background, the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a business environment. The internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and work with Cargill business units/function to provide solutions to customers.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 9/10/18

 

Disney Animals, Science and Environment

 

 


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Fellowships and Postdoctorals

2018-2019 Danone North America Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant

Danone North America, is awarding two graduate students a grant of $25,000 each. The successful candidates should excel in science and have an interest in studying the gut microbiome, probiotics and yogurt in human health and wellness (the "Field"). Applicants are encouraged to submit a proposal for a study that explores measures of human health and wellness. The grant is not designed for the investigation of disease treatment or clinical management and should focus on wellness, long-term health and longevity, growth and development, or performance. Such topics may include the role that gut health, probiotics or yogurt on brain function, growth and development, digestive health, weight management or heart health; factors, such as foods or nutrients, that influence the gut microbiome.

Upload completed application online within the allotted acceptance period November 30, 2018 to February 15, 2019.

Full description and application

Date posted: 1/11/19

 

2019 Sylvia Rowe Fellowship

The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was established as a tribute to the former International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation President & CEO, Sylvia B. Rowe, to help promising nutrition and food safety communicators enhance their capabilities. The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was created to help deserving individuals further develop skills in the area of nutrition and food safety communication. The goal of this award is to develop the recipient's nutrition and food safety communication skills that he or she can and will apply to communicating nutrition and food safety information to the public in an academic setting, professional situation (either for-profit or nonprofit sector) or other public venue.

The recipient will be awarded an 8–12 week paid internship ($600 per/week) at the IFIC/IFIC Foundation offices in Washington, DC. The internship needs to be completed by the end of 2019.

Information and application

Deadline: 2/15/19

Date posted: 11/29/18

 

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate, Food Protection Laboratory

Chapman University seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate in the Food Science Program's Food Protection Laboratory (https://sites.chapman.edu/hellberg/). The primary duty of this position will be to manage a project focused on the generation and analysis of whole-genome sequencing data for noroviruses. The successful applicant will be part of a multi-institutional research team focused on analyzing the ability of whole-genome sequencing to enhance norovirus outbreak investigations and surveillance efforts. Additional responsibilities include publishing results in scientific journals, presenting results at national conferences, and working alongside the principal investigator to mentor student researchers.

Job description and application

Date posted: 10/1/18

 

Food Safety/Chemistry Postdoc Fellowship-US Food & Drug Admin

The Division of Analytical Chemistry, Office of Regulatory Science of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) seeks a postdoctoral fellow to participate in our food safety/food defense research program. The primary research goals are the development and validation of analytical methods using mass spectrometric techniques for the analysis of foods, food additives and dietary supplements for potential contaminants and adulterants. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to research projects that are components of agency‐wide, on‐going food
safety and food defense programs, which support important FDA policy and regulatory decisions. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Food Chemistry, or a related field, be proficient in analytical method development, and have experience with gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometric techniques. Experience with olfactory and flavor chemistry is desirable. U.S. citizenship, permanent resident status or a valid J1 Visa is required (F1 with OPT is acceptable until a J1 is obtained).

Please email your CV to:

Dr. Susan Genualdi
US FDA/Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
College Park, MD 20740

susan.genualdi@fda.hhs.gov

Date posted: 9/10/18

 

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