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Below are many job openings and internship opportunities in Food Science, Meat Science, and many other areas. Jobs are in industry and academia. Contact information and job descriptions are included for more details on each job.

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Food Science 

Applied Scientist-Agropur, Le Sueur, Minnesota

The Applied Scientist plans, leads and executes experiments, projects and production trials in laboratory and pilot plant settings; conducting subsequent data analysis and preparing project reports to develop new products/processes or to modify existing products/processes.

Full description and application

Date posted: 6/2/2022


Chemistry Technician-Deibel Labs

Deibel Labs is a private food testing facility providing services in both food Microbiology and Chemistry testing. We play an integral role in food and product safety for industry-leading producers, as well as family run operations much like our own. Our location in Manhattan, KS is currently looking to hire a full-time Chemistry Technician (40 hours/week and benefits included).

Full description and application

Date posted: 6/2/2022


Paradise Tomato Kitchens Inc. - Senior Research and Development Food Scientist

This position provides a strong technical food science expertise to develop new products, manage and optimize the current products, and drive the innovation per the customer and business needs. The role is an integral part of the R&D department working directly with the customers, and internal cross functional teams to deliver a signature service and drive the highest customer satisfaction with a signature sauce.

Full description and application

Date posted: 5/10/2022


Quality & Food Safety Technologist-MARS-Aurora, NE

There is an exciting opportunity to join the site R&D team in the Aurora, Nebraska Dry Pet Food Manufacturing Facility within the Quality & Food Safety function as the Q&FS Specialist. The purpose of this role is to maintain, design and improve the site Quality Management System to comply with the Mars Global Quality Standards.

Full description and application

Date posted: 5/10/2022


Pizza Blends


ADM - multiple positions


Corteva Agriscience - Research Assistant

Corteva Agriscience is seeking a Research Assistant to join our multi-crop research center in Garden City, KS. The Research Assistant will serve as a part of a multi-crop team supporting local corn breeding programs and regional yield testing of wheat and sorghum as well as special projects exploring cropping systems. The Research Assistant will participate in phenotyping and characterization activities by following established protocols to ensure high quality data is collected on all crops. The ideal candidate will have an enthusiasm for collaborating in a team environment where evolving technologies in agriculture are driving product development.

Full description and application

Date posted: 5/10/2022


Microbiologist - Kansas Department of Agriculture

Location: Kansas Department of Agriculture Laboratory - Manhattan, Kansas

This position will remain posted until filled.      

Work in a new, state-of-the-art laboratory! Primary assignments include analysis of food, dairy, and feed products for biological and physical contaminants plus product label claims to ensure public safety and/or consumer protection. Anticipate and make plans to accomplish assigned work (sample preparation, analyses, data interpretation, preparation of reagents and solutions, etc.) within expected timeframes.

Able to perform work using the following lab technologies: polymerase chain reaction, cell/colony counting, benchtop or automated analyzers (antibiotic residues, nutrient content, pH, freezing point and related), centrifuge, autoclave. Maintain sufficient supply/inventory of chemicals and consumables to perform work. Maintain analytical instruments and equipment. 

Contribute to method development, validation, or verification according to customer request. Contribute to lab documents for ISO 17025 accreditation. Maintain quality control charts. Maintain sample integrity, chain-of-custody, testing records, and customer confidentiality. Complete assigned proficiency testing samples on time. Attend meetings and training as assigned.

Shadows current laboratory personnel to earn FDA certification to perform dairy testing and/or off-site evaluations.

Adhere to established work and safety standards. Perform routine reagent preparation and lab housekeeping. Assist with seasonally high sample testing volumes across lab areas. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biology, Agricultural or Life Sciences, or related.
  • Knowledge of microbiology and bench chemistry techniques.
  • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and repair of laboratory instruments.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of method development, validation, or verification.


  • Annual Salary Range: $41,000 to $42,000/Year
  • Hourly Pay Range: $19.71 to $20.19/Hour

* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

If you are aware of anyone who may be interested, please direct them to the following website:


Date posted: 5/9/2022


Rotational Technical Analyst-Dairy Farmers of America

This position is part of the graduate rotational program. In this role, the Rotational Technical Analyst will rotate through various functions such as manufacturing, engineering, and research, development, and applications over approximately a two-year timeframe.

Full description and application

Date posted: 4/28/2022


Quality Food Safety Manger- Dodge City, KS

ADM is seeking a highly motivated leader with a strong background in Quality Food Safety at our sorghum mill location in Dodge City, KS. You will need a deep working knowledge and background in a food processing setting with validated results in the disciplines.

Desired Skills:
• Excellent presentation, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
• Confirmed ability to build relationships and positively influence outcomes
• Ability to communicate and work with colleagues at all levels
• Work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment handling multiple challenging tasks simultaneously to closure
• Highly motivated, hardworking, self-disciplined and team focused
• Accept change while actively leading and balancing the change process
• Maintain strong working relationships with customers and improve the customer experience.
• Committed to ADM values: integrity, respect, excellence, resourcefulness, teamwork, and responsibility.

Job Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in a Science or Management Discipline. Areas of emphasis desired include Quality and Food Safety, Grain Science, Engineering.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in a lead role with responsibility over the Quality Food Safety function
• General Understanding of Environmental, Health and Safety subject matter relating to a modern Food Production environment.
• Front line floor management experience in an automated food manufacturing facility. Preferably in a Food Production Facility environment
• Food Safety regulations and risk reduction techniques.
• Ability to understand Quality Management System(QMS) requirements as it relates to FSMA, HARPC, CFR 21 Sec 117 and BRC Standards.
• Lead a staffed Food production Quality Laboratory
• Follow Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) in compliance with established QMS requirements.
• Experience with automated Management Systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and SharePoint

Job Responsibilities:
• Develop, coach, recruit and lead quality team to ensure compliance with all company standards and programs as written.
• Develop and Implement plant policies and procedures
• Ensures all colleagues are accurately trained by developing and/or presenting training materials
• Promotes colleague engagement towards continuous improvement in a proactive team environment
• Ensures compliance with regulatory, corporate, customer and 3rd party audit requirements.
• Lead all aspects of Food Safety Plan and QMS requirements within programs as developed
• Investigates to completion non-conformity, assure root cause analysis and review
• Responsible for implementing solutions to correct issues and provide follow-up and documentation
• Active in the production areas daily performing various duties
• Ability to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time while performing job duties

To apply, go to: https://www.adm.com/en-us/culture-and-careers/join-team-adm/ 

Date posted: 4/7/2022


Assistant or Associate Professor-Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

UW-Madison invites applicants for a full time, 9-month, tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate (with tenure) Professor in the Department of Food Science. This newly created position is supported by the Dairy Innovation Hub (DIH) within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS).

Full description and application

Date posted: 1/25/2022


Associate Winemaker-Jenny Dawn Cellars

The following organization will be conducting interviews at the Career Center on Feb. 2, 2022. In order to be considered for an interview, students must first apply to the position through Handshake. Students can view details at the links below or by logging into their Handshake account at www.ksu.edu/careercenter.

JENNY DAWN CELLARS Associate Winemaker


Date posted: 01/04/2022



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2022 Internship at Highland Vineyards & Winery-Wamego, KS

Eligibility: Must be current college student majoring in Food Science, Horticulture, or related field of study. Must be 21+ years of age.
Duties: Assist Vineyard Manager and Winemaker with various tasks both in the vineyard and in the winery. Tasks include but are not limited to planting, training, and pruning vines; trellis maintenance; harvesting grapes; laboratory analysis of grapes, juice, and wine; set-up and operate pumps, hoses, and other winery equipment.

Experience + Benefits:
• Gain working knowledge of growing grapes and other specialty crops
• Gain experience with machinery used in the vineyard and winery
• Gain experience working in a professional, commercial vineyard and commercial winery
• Flexible schedule, 15-25 hours per week
• Pay Rate: $10 per hour

Send Resume and Cover Letter to: skohl@highlandcc.edu 

About Highland Vineyards and Winery: In 2010, Highland Community College started degree and certificate programs in Viticulture (grape growing) and Enology (winemaking). As the grapevines matured, Highland Vineyards and Winery was born using grapes from the college vineyards. In 2019, the program took another great leap to form the business incubator called 456 Wineries. Highland Vineyards and Winery is the host winery in the incubator which has space for up to five clients that want to start a winery. Each client in the incubator is independently licensed through TTB and ABC. The incubator clients share winemaking equipment and the winery tasting room for sampling and sales.

Date posted: 4/28/2022


Quality Control Intern-Dairy Farmers of America


Primary Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Monitor pH waste water
  • MP2
  • Close Quality Control Work Orders
  • Follows up on Master Sanitation
  • Provide overlap for lab
  • Safety Inspections



Brewery Trainee Program Internship https://ksu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5927232/share_preview

Supply Chain Trainee Program Internship https://ksu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5927128/share_preview

Supply Chain Trainee Program https://ksu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5927208/share_preview

Global Management Trainee Program Internship https://ksu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/5926814/share_preview

Date posted: 2/14/2022


R & D Pet Food - Simmons Prepared Foods

As part of Simmons Foods, interns have the opportunity to work on improving the production of all of our products, and a variety of other areas including Information Systems, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications and other administrative functions.

Full description and application - Siloam

Full description and application - Emporia

Full description and application - Sales position

Date posted: 01/04/2022


Research & Development-EverGrain Ingredients

EverGrain is an ingredient venture whose purpose is to make products healthier, taste better, and more sustainable. The business was launched by Anheuser-Busch InBev in 2019 and features new technology that repurposes brewer’s grain – barley – to produce plant protein ingredients. EverGrain is expanding operations in North America and Europe, and building related operations and commercial leadership teams.

Envision an internship where you get the chance to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a real-life environment and then multiply that tenfold. From day one, you will be an important part of the team! Internships are 12 weeks long. As an intern, you will encounter real challenges, cultivate your curiosity, enjoy both personal and team accomplishments and have your initiative acknowledged along the way. We look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce!

Food Science R&D Internship:

The Research & Development (R&D) function at EverGrain 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 EverGrain business units/function to provide solutions to customers.

Full description and application

Date posted: 01/04/2022


Meat Science Internship-Salmon’s Meat Products

Are you looking for an experience that will allow a dynamic array to multiple businesses? The Meat Science Internship is a 10–12 week commitment for summer of 2022. This will allow an individual the unique experience throughout our Ebert Family of Businesses. This includes our farm, Ebert Enterprises gaining exposure to our nutritionist and feed area. Then transitioning to selecting beef for the cull process. Learning how to harvest and bone out meat at our personal harvest facility. Followed by a transition to our food manufacturing and retail store, Salmon’s Meat Products that focuses on smoked sausage as well as offering fresh steak cut options. Lastly there will be exposure to our hospitality focused business, Homestead Kitchen & Tap. This allows one individual to truly experience the process of crop to kitchen table.

Goal: We want to cater this internship specifically to your area of interest! A project will be required that can range from marketing, processing, butchering to new product development, you tell us where you most want to expand yourself and your experience.


  • Express an interest in the supply chain process for meat production
  • Exude a team mentality and helpful attitude
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision or well with a small team
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to change
  • Awareness of your work environment to ensure safe work practices

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Prolonged periods of standing, bending and walking
  • Ability to operate multiple farm and food manufacturing equipment

Work Relationships: Supervised by our Merchandising Coordinator. Works closely and maintains communication with main contact individuals at Ebert Enterprises, Harvest Facility, Salmon’s Meat Products, and Homestead Kitchen & Tap. For more information: Contact Michelle, HR Manager, with any questions you may have (920) 973-0521 or michelle.shambeau@ebertent.com Check out our website or Facebook pages as well:

Ebert Enterprise Facebook
SMP Facebook
HK&T Facebook

Date posted: 01/04/2022


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Fellowships and Postdoctorals

FFAR Fellows Program

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and North Carolina State University are pleased to announce that the Rockey FFAR Fellows program is now accepting applications for its 2022-2025 cohort. The program provides 25-member cohorts of PhD students with three years of professional development training and support designed to complement the research training students receive in their home institutions. Students from universities in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply (see here for additional eligibility information). All 25 fellows gain from the professional development portion of the program ($10,000/year value). Eight of the 25 fellows access additional funds for assistantship, tuition, and fees ($49,500/year). Fellows are co-sponsored by FFAR and an equal match from industry, NGOs, or other sources of non-U.S. federal funds.

Students - Want to make an impact on society and be ready for a career in food and agriculture upon graduation? Apply now to become a FFAR Fellow: www.ffarfellows.org

Faculty – Do you want the best PhD students in the U.S. and Canada working on your food and agriculture project? Do you have strong or developing relationships with an industry member or NGO that funds research? Encourage promising students to apply now to become a FFAR Fellow: www.ffarfellows.org 






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