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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 

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education and Director of Experiment Station

The Pennsylvania State University seeks an experienced, forward-looking professional to provide strategic leadership for policy, program, administrative, and external relations as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education for the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education also serves as Director of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station. The position requires an individual who brings energy, creativity, leadership, and vision to the advancement of both applied and basic research, procurement of grants, and administration of graduate programs. In addition, the position interfaces with, reports to, and ensures compliance with the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and manages staff members to complete these duties.

Full description and application

Date posted: 9/15/2020


Food Ingredients/Applications Co-op

This position will assist with research efforts in our food ingredients division with an emphasis on applications research in bakery, beverage, dairy and meat products.

Full description and application

Date posted: 9/8/2020


Creamery Production Manager-Univ of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee is seeking applications for the position of Creamery Production Manager in the Food Science Department. This is a full-time, staff position to develop, launch, and manage a new dairy processing operation in the Food Science Department.

Full description and application

Date posted: 9/8/2020


Assistant/Associate Professor of Food Science-Cal Poly

The Food Science and Nutrition Department in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking a full-time, academic year, tenure-track assistant/associate professor of Food Science. The starting date is September 10, 2020. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences has started the construction of a multidisciplinary building of $125 million that will benefit this position with seven food and nutrition research labs including a culinary suite, a sensory laboratory, two food safety laboratories, and a food chemistry and analytical laboratory.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 6/4/2020


HAACP Coordinator-Central Valley Ag Cooperative

As the HACCP Coordinator for Central Valley Ag Cooperative you will be responsible for the development of the CVA's Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Safe Feed Production Policies. This position will also be responsible for ensuring that CVA's policies and procedures are in practice at each location across the Company.

Full job description and application

Date posted: May 4, 2020


Laboratory Operations Manager - Food Safety Net Services

Responsible for the management of daily laboratory operations consisting primarily of the execution of microbiological and chemical methods, including techniques, processes, quality control, and interpretation in a commercial laboratory operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Maintain quality and efficiency, ensuring all laboratory day-to-day execution is consistent and in adherence with FSNS' standard of operations for all testing performed by maintaining a balance between laboratory supervision and administrative duties. Effectively execute enhancements to profitability, productivity, and efficiency throughout the laboratory.

Full description and application

Date posted: 4/20/2020


Assistant Professor-Fresh Produce Food Safety Specialist

The Department of Horticulture at Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Fresh Produce Food Safety Specialist – Assistant Professor. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position (75% Extension and 25% research).

Full description and application

Date posted: 4/20/2020


Department of Horticulture Chair - Washington State University

The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University seeks a distinguished academic leader to be Chair of the Department of Horticulture (https://horticulture.wsu.edu/). Applications are invited for a full-time, 12-month tenure-eligible position to begin July 1, 2020, or as negotiated, at the Pullman, WA campus. The position offers an exciting opportunity for leadership in developing new strategic initiatives and in further advancing established areas of departmental excellence in research, extension, and teaching. Members of the Department conduct research, teaching, and extension activities to train and inform students and stakeholders working in a wide range of horticultural crops that directly contribute more than $4 billion to the state economy. The opportunity to hire new faculty over the next 3 - 5 years will reshape, strengthen, and define the Department's role in fulfilling its mission.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 2/4/2020


Jobs Available at the Kansas Department of Agriculture

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

Job listing and application

Questions? Contact the KDA assistant HR director:
Kelsey Senn

Date posted: 7/12/19


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Land O'Lakes

Land O'Lakes Supply Chain & Operations team supports all company business units and is vital to helping us shape the future of food, agriculture, and sustainability. Our end-to-end supply chain covers multiple disciplines, each offering career opportunities to you in the following areas. We are recruiting for internship and full-time new grad opportunities within our WinField United, Purina Animal Nutrition, and Dairy Foods divisions.

Available positions and application

Date posted: 9/15/2020


Food Microbiology Internship-Corbion

Corbion is looking for an Intern who is currently or recently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in the ingredient solutions industry to conduct exploratory, literature-based research on the raw poultry industry. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to searching, analyzing, and summarizing scientific literature, and apply them to create a comprehensive, chaptered document on raw poultry from an industry and scientific perspective.

Full description and application

Date posted: 9/8/2020


R&D Intern - Hershey

Residing at the Hershey Company's Technical Center, this position involves a unique opportunity to work within the Research & Development team. This team is responsible for evaluating new technologies and ingredients for improving current processes and products, and providing new product opportunities through (1) researching new discoveries, (2) taking product concept to prototype, and (3) scaling up through to commercialization. The Intern will work independently, and as a part of various teams, toward goals on project assignments. The individual should be able to interact with many different types of individuals including various scientists, product developers, marketing, consumer research and management.

This successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in either product development, technical front end innovation, process excellence, or sensory sciences. This role will require individuals to demonstrate leadership, solve technical problems, data analysis and present results.

Full description and application

Date posted: 9/8/2020


IFT Feeding Tomorrow Intern programs

The IFT Feeding Tomorrow Intern+ Program is designed to connect IFT student members to a variety professional internships and trainee programs plus (+) support the recipient with an academic scholarship (and/or) travel scholarship to attend IFT Annual Event. Our industry partners offer either paid internships or housing stipends. And there's also the added bonus that you will also receive either an academic scholarship for your tuition or a travel scholarship to attend the IFT Annual Event.

Details and application

Date posted: 9/8/2020


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

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

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

Date posted: 5/28/19


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Fellowships and Postdoctorals

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Microbial Food Safety

Dr. Pratik Banerjee's laboratory in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign seeks a qualified applicant to fill a full-time, 12-month Postdoctoral Research Associate's position.
This position will work closely on projects to study the complex microbial ecosystem of food commodities and food
production environment and its role in the transmission of pathogens causing elevated food safety and human health
risks. The position will also be heavily involved in the development and dissemination of educational content on food
safety regulations such as FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This relates to the ongoing Food Safety
Outreach Program within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). This position is
currently funded for two (2) years with the possibility of extension.

Full description and application

Date posted: 9/15/2020


Post Doc Researcher-Food Microbiologist-The Ohio State University

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher specializing in food microbiology to work on various projects in the Departments of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Food Science and Technology. The position involves considerable interdisciplinary and collaborative activities and is located in the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Full description and application

Date posted: 9/8/2020


Rodney Nichols Science & Technology Innovation Fellowship

The 2020 Rodney Nichols Science and Technology Innovation Fellowship for young scientists application deadline is September 30th, 2020. Eligibility requirements have been expanded to include any U.S.-based PhD student or those who have obtained their PhD in the last five years. United States citizenship is not required.

The Rodney Nichols Science and Technology Innovation Fellowship

Date posted: 9/8/2020


Fellow (Post Doc) - Kansas State University

The purpose of this position is to provide research support in the form a post-doc to support research efforts aimed at identifying and characterizing sorghum phenolics and their bioactivity and how food processing impacts phenolic compounds and their activity.

Conduct research characterizing and analyzing phenolic compounds in sorghum grain and sorghum based food products. As part of this research, the candidate will be responsible for optimizing extraction of sorghum phenolic compounds, analyzing and identifying compounds present in extracts using techniques such as high-performance liquid chromatography, mass-spec and other forms of spectroscopy, bioactivity assays, etc. Research on protein-phenolic interactions and their effect on bioactivity will also be investigated as well as the effect of processing (milling, baking, cooking, etc.) on sorghum phenolic chemistry and activity. Overall, the researcher will be responsible to conduct related experiments, collect and curate experimental data, statistical analysis, assist in preparation of scientific articles, project update reports and project proposals.

Full description and application

Date posted: 5/7/2020




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