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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

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


Bakery Manager-Research & Development-Glanbia Nutritionals

This position will be responsible for applying a highly scientific approach to bakery research efforts, including; grains processing, new ingredient development, applications research, technical support and designing experiments for scientists. This position will work with and coordinate across multiple research sites in the US. This person will work closely with business development to meet business needs.

Full job description and application

Date posted: May 4, 2020


Director of Food Security Initiatives-Centura Health

Welcome to the largest health ecosystem in Colorado and western Kansas. Welcome to living your mission among thousands of people on fire to live theirs too. Welcome to options, possibilities and values that guide exceptional care. Welcome to extremely important industry challenges and opportunities to solve complex problems. Welcome to highly intelligent teams, overflowing community and the wholeness of mind, body and spirit that is Centura Health.


Date posted: 4/20/2020


Quality Assurance Assistant-Best Maid Products

Best Maid Products was started in 1926 in Fort Worth, Texas. The company is 4th generation owned and operated. Best Maid specializes in acidified foods and boasts the #1 brand of pickles in the state of Texas. The company is vertically integrated, which allows us to provide the highest quality to our consumers. We grow our own cucumbers in West Texas and have processing facilities in Fort Worth. We currently have an immediate opening within our Quality Assurance department. · QA Assistant

Job Description:
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Type: Full –Time
Industry – Food
Manage Others – Some
Education – Quality lab experience
Travel: Minimal to none

Work Environment:
· Food Manufacturing
· Non-Union Facility
· Acidified Foods
· Plant currently operates one shift/day.
· Some weekend work required.

Ideal Candidate would have:
· Prior Manufacturing or Food Manufacturing experience.
· Quality Assurance experience

· Following all Company and Food Safety policies
· Serve as a lab technician when needed
· Carry out monthly inspections and reviews of the facility in alignment with SQF requirements
· Support training of personnel on matters pertaining to food safety

For inquiries or to apply: Please send email to Chris Witt – Chrisw@bestmaidproducts.com

Date posted: 4/20/2020


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


Quality Assurance Technician-Hill's

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for the execution of Food Safety and Product Quality systems related to the manufacture of low acid canned foods.

Full description and application

Date posted: 4/20/2020


Food Processing Specialist-Oregon State University

The Department of Food Science & Technology (FST), in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a Food Processing Specialist with a focus on sustainable food and beverage systems. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position located in Corvallis, Oregon. The potential start date is fall term, September 16, 2020. Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Professor level, candidates who meet the qualifications described below may be considered for appointment as Associate Professor.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 3/9/2020


Aseptic Process Authority

This position has overall responsibility for the safety and stability of the Company’s shelf stable Hot Fill Hold (HFH) beverages. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing and approving the safety and efficacy of all thermal processes developed by Thermal Process Specialists in the group or by external resources or Process Authorities conducting similar work for Campbell’s products. The incumbent also provides guidance and oversite to the Thermal Processs Specialists on the design thermal processes and evaluation of process deviations. This includes coordinating the qualification of processing and packaging systems equipment and complying with local regulations where Campbell Soup Company conducts business. This position also requires to serve as Senior Process Specialist for Aseptic and Refrigerated Extended Shelf Life (ESL) beverage technology platform and work under the guidance of Corporate Aseptic Process Authority.

Full description and application

Date posted: 2/17/2020


Hormel Foods

We have 12 openings in QC for entry level supervisors, at various locations.

Please pass my information around freely. Interested candidates can email me directly and I will get them started on the right path.

Nathan Zeit
Quality & Process Control Mgr
Alma Foods
110 East First St.
Alma, KS 66401
785.765.3396 x 113

Date posted: 2/17/2020


Seaboard Farms-Full-time positions

Trainee programs are for individuals entering the industry for the first time or just starting their career after graduation. They are designed specifically for each department to help students gain the skills they need to advance in the company into a role of responsibility. Management trainees receive traditional benefits that start day one, a $1,000 sign on bonus and a tuition investment reimbursement of $1,000 every quarter for the first two years of employment. They offer trainee positions in a variety of departments. Browse the openings on the career site. The following opportunities are currently available:

Date posted: 2/17/2020


Technical Accounts Associate - IdentiGen

Reporting to the VP of Technical Accounts North America, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in maintaining customer satisfaction and loyalty through ensuring exceptional service. They will act as a liaison between IdentiGEN laboratories, customers, suppliers, and senior management at IdentiGEN.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 2/4/2020


Ag Program Development Coordinator

Kansas Farm Bureau is looking for an Ag Program Development Coordinator. The selected candidate will develop programs and activities targeted for the spectrum of programming for youth in Kansas including relationships with 4-H, FFA, FCCLA and similar organizations. This person will direct the work of the Collegiate Farm Bureau and the Young Farmers and Ranchers programs, as well as manage, coordinate and organize meetings, activities, programs, and special events.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 2/4/2020


Senior Quality Manager-KDI Operating Company, LLC

The Senior Quality Manager supports Company operations by auditing and enforcing overall company quality and food safety requirements, policies and procedures. Inspects food processing in the field for compliance with government regulations and standards for sanitation, safety, quality and waste management standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining a corporate quality assurance system promoting customer satisfaction.
  • Develops, implements, manages and integrates a Quality Management System (QMS) for the Plant.
  • Serves as the primary quality control resource for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement.
  • Completes technical assessments for evaluation of new product/process opportunities.
  • Performs root-cause analysis and other problem-solving strategies to identify effective corrective action and process improvements.
  • Oversees analytical testing of finished products.
  • Assists Production with trouble-shooting on UF and RO membrane filtration.
  • Assists Production/Sanitation departments with CIP and pre-op inspection of membrane systems.
  • Serves as key contact with regulatory agencies including USDA, FDA, DOH and customers.
  • Provides regulatory support to manufacturing, quality, research & development, sales, customer service, suppliers, vendors and project teams as needed.
  • Drafts department policy and protocols; supports corporate policy development.
  • Responsible for HACCP management system plans and its implementation.
  • Ensures Plant complies with FDA regulations and guidelines.
  • Maintains GFSI and SQF accreditation by maintaining quality requirements as outlined in SQF code.
  • Conducts Quality and SQF employee training as needed.
  • Responsible for communication and implementation of GMP and guidelines.
  • Tracks and records yearly employee GMP, HAACP training.
  • Ensures recordkeeping and retention of ingredient statements, SDS, HAACP, kosher and allergen documents and foreign materials.
  • Undergoes continuous training to keep skills current and to stay up-to-date with changes in regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Travel is required.
  • Performs other projects as assigned.

Qualifications, Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Dairy or Food Science.
  • Minimum 3 months' experience in offered job or Production Supervisor.
  • Experience or knowledge should include the following: Membrane Filtration (UF and RO) of membrane systems, cheese, butter and aseptic process, FSMA, SQF, GMP, FDA plant safety regulations and guidelines; and analytical testing of finished products.
  • Will consider any suitable combination of education, training, or experience.

Physical Demands & Work Conditions:

Standard office setting; exposure to computer screens. When travelling to the Plant, may be exposed to working both indoors and outdoors; in a food processing plant with a high noise level, storage coolers/facilities and working around processing plant equipment, farm equipment, and transport trucks. Sufficient mobility to work in an office setting; stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; operate office equipment including use of a computer keyboard. See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents. Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. EEO/M/F/V/D


Date posted: 2/4/2020


Senior Food Technologist-Simmons Foods

Responsible for the development of new products and / or improvement of existing products to meet strategic business objectives and provide customer support. Assumes complete ownership for a range of products. Develops a sense of the complete product line integration of the customer rather than just project management. Work is conducted largely independent of the supervisor although they are to be continually updated on project progress.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 2/4/2020


Quality and Process Control Supervisor - Hormel

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: 2/4/2020


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


Chair of Department of Animal Sciences - Washington State University

The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University seeks a distinguished researcher and academic leader to be Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences https://ansci.wsu.edu/. Applications are invited for a full-time, 12 month tenured-eligible position to begin July 1, 2020 or as negotiated at the Pullman, WA campus. The position offers an exciting opportunity for a visionary leader with demonstrated Animal Sciences and/or related experience from an academic, industry-oriented, and/or biomedical field. This individual will be responsible for developing new strategic initiatives as well as advancing established areas of Departmental excellence. Opportunities to guide new faculty hires over the next 3 - 5 years will assist in fulfilling Departmental strategic goals as initiated by the successful candidate.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 2/4/2020


Research Assistant Professor-Michigan State University

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition seeks a Research Associate to work in Dr. Felicia Wu's research team. The primary responsibilities for this position are to directly coordinate and conduct research on toxicology and risk assessment of naturally occurring chemicals and microbes in the national and global food supply, and to manage the work by students and post docs in the laboratory. The successful candidate will be expected to manage projects, assist trainees with their work, develop reports, and contribute to writing of manuscripts and research proposals.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 1/22/2020


Assistant/Associate Professor, Meat Science - Kansas State University

The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry within Kansas State University's College of Agriculture is seeking applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position (70% Research, 30% Teaching). The position will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and located in Manhattan, KS.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 1/22/2020


Sensory Technologist-Boston Beer Company

We are The Boston Beer Company. We brew the best beer. We hire the best people. We are always eager to find competitive, motivated, hardworking people who love beer and want to join our team. We work hard and we play hard. Think you have what it takes? We are currently hiring for our next Sensory Technologist at our Cincinnati Brewery.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 1/22/2020


Microbiology Lab Assistant - Merieux NutriSciences

Mérieux NutriSciences is dedicated to improving food safety and quality though nutritional research, scientific excellence and innovation at every step of the food supply chain. Our team of scientists and technicians is committed to providing our clients with accurate results, delivered on time, with uncompromising ethics, honesty, personal integrity and confidentiality. NO PREVIOUS LABORATORY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

The Laboratory Technician we are looking for has...

  • The ability to work collaboratively, as a member of a team, to achieve a common goal
  • A desire to protect themselves, their friends and family, and the entire world from illness caused by foodborne pathogens
  • The flexibility and productivity to work in a fast paced, often varied environment
  • A strong sense of pride in achieving accurate, timely, and consistent results in their work

Your Mission

  • Work as a member of a team to prepare food samples for testing
  • Carry out a number of procedures including reading test labels and preparing samples for analysis by recording, weighing and blending
  • Pipette sample solution into tubes or plates according to the analysis process being performed
  • Set up and sterilizing equipment needed for analysis of food samples
  • Work closely with other team members and with the support of a department supervisor
  • Perform other related tasks as needed

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Date posted: 1/22/2020


Director, LSU School of Nutrition & Food Sciences

The Director has leadership and administrative responsibilities for encouraging and supporting ongoing academic excellence in cutting-edge research, education, and outreach in the School. The Director will represent the School, strengthen existing partnerships, and develop new liaisons and partnerships with stakeholders locally, statewide, nationally, and globally.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 1/16/2020


Consumer Safety Officer

Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-09

  • Locations: Birmingham, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Lenexa, KS; Tampa, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Des Moines, IA; San Jose, CA; Miami Lakes, FL; Jamaica, NY; Houston, TX
  • Pending posting to USAJobs
  • Estimated posting date: 01/13/2020 – 01/17/2020

Consumer Safety Officer, GS-0696-09

  • Locations: Baltimore, MD; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, TX; Irvine, CA; Alameda, CA; Atlanta, GA; Detroit, MI
  • Pending posting to USAJobs
  • Estimated posting date: 01/13/2020 – 01/17/2020

Full job descriptions and applications

Date posted: 1/16/2020


Operations Management Associate

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.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 1/16/2020


Quality Assurance Manager-Nordic Foods, Inc

Nordic Foods, Inc. 4747 Speaker Road, Kansas City, KS 66106

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

Job Requirements:

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

Physical Requirements:

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

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

Nordic Foods website

Date posted: 12/19/19


Darifair - two positions


Senior Manager, Food Science R & D

A large, well-known Food company with an exceptional history and a promising future is seeking an outstanding Senior Manager, Food Science R&D for their Corn Product Snack Food Strategic Business Platform. The role is available due to the rapid growth and expansion of this product area within the company. The role, which reports to the Corporate Sr Director R&D, is located near Stamford, CT.


  • Manage the R&D function for the company's Corn Based Snack Products strategic business platform.
  • Manage all stages of product development from ideation to manufacturing.
  • Be the R&D driving force for the Corn Based Snack Product Area by providing management and hands -on expertise.
  • Lead the day to day activities of the product R&D function including scheduling, proposals, and people management.
  • Provide technical expertise in the areas of capability studies, product startups, commercialization, and support for new product manufacturing and quality.
  • Independently formulate and execute product development plans.
  • Assess opportunities for business development that have the potential for optimizing product line profitability and growth.
  • Manage the professional activities of a growing Food Scientist Staff.
  • Formulate and manage the product area development budget.
  • Collaborate closely with the internal Marketing, Packaging Development, Quality Assurance, Process Engineering, Regulatory, Supply Chain, and Legal Teams from the New Product conceptualization stage thru commercialization.
  • Embrace and cultivate a diverse employee culture.
  • Assure the accuracy and scheduled time lines of required documentation.
  • Improve existing products and processes.
  • Be a big dreamer and an excellent team player who transitions vision into reality.
  • Provide mentoring, leadership, guidance, and career development expertise to direct reports.
  • Promote an innovation culture by steadily suggesting new ideas and concepts for products, productivity, and quality improvements.
  • Monitor and research culinary trends, manufacturing processes, and innovations on an ongoing basis to continue to bring new ideas to the team.
  • Foster innovative ideas and products beyond the current portfolio of products.
  • Ensure highest standards of performance are maintained in all New Product Development initiatives.
  • Promote innovation and product development that delivers competitive advantages for the company.


  • BS/MS/PHD in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Life Sciences or related field.
  • Eight or more years of experience in the Snack Industry.
  • Excellent working knowledge of an R&D organization, including Product Research and Development, Consumer Testing, Quality Assurance, Productivity, and Commercialization covering all phases from Product Conception thru Product Launch.
  • Strong track record in the formulation of new products and in new product development.
  • Ability to represent R&D as a cross-functional leader for initiatives involving the development of new products and processes, improve existing products, and to effectively solve problems.
  • Ability to define, implement, and manage the technical strategies for Research & Development initiatives that are in concert with corporate goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, motivate, mentor, and provide constructive feedback to direct reports.
  • Excellent persuasion and negotiating skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including oral, written, and presentation with demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate with cross functional teams at all level both internally and externally.
  • Exceptional business acumen.
  • Strong, passionate, creative ability for the development of innovative solutions and products.
  • Highly motivated, creative problem solver with solid analytical thinking skills with a clear track record of results in delivering objectives in a complex environment.
  • A Team Player with the ability to work well with others with a sense of urgency in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-changing, dynamic business environment.
  • Willingness to travel about 20%. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple Research and Development projects to produce commercially viable solutions.
  • Self-starter capable of working through defined projects with a "take charge" attitude to ensure completion of R&D strategic goals.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced, team environment.
  • Previous Corn Product R&D experience would be a plus.


Date posted: 11/19/19


Director, Senior Extension Associate, Food Safety, Cornell University

As the Director, the incumbent will lead a dynamic team to continue to build and strengthen the IFS@CU extension, research and outreach program. He/she will be responsible for setting priorities for IFS@CU activities with input from an internal Steering Committee of Cornell University faculty and an Advisory Council composed of internal and external stakeholders from academia, industry, and local, state, and federal government agencies. The candidate will establish the economic sustainability of the IFS@CU by leveraging current funding to generate an internal source of revenue through fee-based courses, services, and trainings while identifying new and diversified funding sources from both the private and public sectors, including grants and gifts. He/she will lead the development, delivery and marketing of new food safety extension, education, and outreach programming in collaboration with internal and external constituents, including staff and faculty in IFS@CU, programs from the Food Science Department and Cornell Cooperative Extension, and from other departments at Cornell University. This position reports to the IFS Managing Director, Professor Olga Padilla-Zakour, Department of Food Science.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 10/30/19


Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Emerging Food Technologies

The Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates at other ranks will be considered as well. The Department of Food Science emphasizes faculty-student interactions, interdisciplinary approaches, teamwork, and partnerships with industry. We value a fundamental commitment to recruit, teach, and train a diverse student body. Thus, strong teaching and communication is critical for success.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 10/29/19


Unit Manager & Instructor-Michigan State University

Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) and Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN)
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Michigan State University (MSU)

Position: Academic Specialist, one-year, full time appointment, renewable annually based upon performance and availability of funding. This position is jointly administered between IAT and FSHN.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 10/7/19


Microbiology Technician - TRToppers

TR Toppers is recruiting for a full-time Microbiology Technician in Pueblo, CO who has a strong work ethic with a willingness to work hard; dependable; positive attitude, adaptable; honest; self-motivated; willing to learn and grow; and has a strong self-confidence. If this description fits you, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 9/30/19


Quality Technician - TRToppers

TR Toppers is recruiting for a full-time Quality Technician in Pueblo, CO who has a strong work ethic with a willingness to work hard; dependable; positive attitude, adaptable; honest; self-motivated; willing to learn and grow; and has a strong self-confidence. If this description fits you, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 9/30/19


Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry-Univ of California-Davis

The Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at UC Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Food Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field. The appointee will be expected to develop a competitively funded research program relevant to food physical chemistry. This is an academic year (9 month) tenure-track Professor position at the assistant rank. The position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station carrying the expectation that the appointee conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to California stakeholders https://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 9/9/19


PhD Position in Feed Safety-Kansas State University

Position: Graduate Research Assistant-Feed Safety-PhD candidate

Background: The Feed Safety Team at Kansas State University is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of animal scientists, feed scientists, and veterinarians, in addition to a strong network of subject-matter collaborators. Researchers at K-State are recognized global leaders in feed science, applied swine production and nutrition and infectious disease research with extensive collaboration networks throughout the global swine industry. Thus, we are uniquely positioned to focus efforts on enhancing feed safety and feed biosecurity through all phases of the feed supply chain with the ultimate goal of improving animal health and performance to secure farm-to-fork food safety. While we focus our attention mostly in the area of swinerelated risks, the topic of feed safety and biosecurity is in high demand in other fields as well, such as the poultry and pet food industries, food science, and veterinary medicine.

Position Description: We are seeking a PhD candidate to join our team. The candidate is expected to support and lead research to identify critical practices in the animal feed industry that minimize hazards and feed-related biological risks and develop highly applicable practices that promote feed and feed mill biosecurity. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, but work well in a team to conduct research to establish the risk, transmission, and mitigation of hazards through feed or ingredients. Furthermore, the successful candidate will collaborate with other researchers in parallel disciplines, such as livestock, poultry, and pet food safety, microbiology, veterinary epidemiology, virology, and infectious disease. The candidate shall create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, and must have the ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary setting.

Candidates must be able to perform experiments independently, prepare research reports, including poster and oral presentations, and submit manuscripts for publication. Candidates must be willing to work effectively in a collaborative environment and be willing to learn applied and basic research techniques. Candidates will be expected to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in required coursework.

The position offers full tuition, a competitive stipend, and Graduate Student benefits.

Required Qualifications:

  • MS in animal science, grain science, food science, veterinary diagnostic medicine, microbiology, virology, or other relevant discipline or DVM.
  • Experience in animal production, feed manufacturing, diagnostic medicine, infectious disease research, or similar fields
  • Ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Speak and write English clearly

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Laboratory experience with BSL-2 pathogens
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing and manuscript publication

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, contact information for at least three references, and brief letter of interest stating how their background and qualifications match this position to Dr. Cassie Jones: jonesc@ksu.edu and Dr. Chad Paulk: cpaulk@ksu.edu.

Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background Check Required.

Date posted: 9/9/19


Academic Specialist-Meat Science Teaching & Extension

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

Full job description and application

Date posted: 8/19/19


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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2020 Nestle Health Science Sensory Internship

The position provides the support, coordination, and facilitation, of all functions of the Consumer Sensory Insights Team within R&D Nestle Heath Science.

Full description and application

Date posted: 4/20/2020


Explore a Career in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine

Are you looking to gain more experience in veterinary diagnostic medicine or explore your career options?

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) is offering multiple paid technician internships for Summer 2020. This competitive program offers individuals the opportunity to gain experience and training within the KSVDL, as well as observe career possibilities in our laboratories first-hand.

The technical internships are open to both students and non-students. This includes individuals enrolled in universities, community colleges, certificate programs and technical schools as well as recent graduates and individuals looking to expand their career options.

To apply, please submit the following items with the subject line: Summer Internship Opportunities at KSVDL

  • letter of interest
  • resume
  • letter of recommendation

Applications must be submitted to:

Dr. Barbara Lutjemeier

Dr. Sasha Thomason

Shawna Fitzwater

Date posted: 2/25/2020


United Fresh Produce Assistant

Opportunity: 2020 Summer Intern - United Fresh Produce Association Food Safety Team

Consider applying for a summer internship at the United Fresh Produce Association, the national trade association for the fresh produce industry, located three blocks from the White House. Get a glimpse into how federal food safety policy is developed, how foodborne illness outbreaks are handled, and how science and education promote the implementation of risk-based preventive approaches by the industry. Job posting - https://www.unitedfresh.org/content/uploads/2020/02/food-safety-intern-2-10-20.pdf

For more information:

Jennifer McEntire, Ph.D.
VP Food Safety & Technology
United Fresh Produce Association
Washington, DC 20006

Date posted: 2/17/2020


Partnership for Food Safety Education

The non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education seeks an on-site intern/volunteer for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 with an interest in the ways government, industry, and health and consumer groups work together to educate the public about safe food handling and reducing risk of foodborne illness.

Full description and application

Date posted: 2/17/2020


Quality Assurance Intern-Summer 2020-Jennie-O Turkey Store

The full-time (40 hrs/wk) summer internship will last approximately three months. You will be introduced to the company quality programs and given the chance to apply your food safety knowledge and leadership skills.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 2/3/2020


Live Production Intern-Summer 2020-Jennie-O Turkey Store

The summer internship will last approximately three months. You will work 40+ hours per week with a variable work schedule. You will be introduced to a progressive and dynamic operation which will provide you live production experience that will be beneficial in the future.

Full description and application

Date posted: 2/3/2020


Simmons Foods



Are you a graduate student looking for a winter 2020 internship at a company that makes a difference all over the globe? Feeding Tomorrow has partnered with bioMérieux to identify extraordinary undergraduate and graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in food science.

About the Internship

bioMérieux is seeking a student currently enrolled in a BS or master's degree program to begin an internship in summer 2020 at their Lombard, IL location. The purpose of this internship is to assist with the company's AMERICAS Marketing projects, as defined with the marketing management team. This is accomplished by executing marketing tasks or projects supporting various food segment priorities.

About bioMérieux

bioMérieux is a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) for industrial applications such as food safety and quality, to support our mission of improving public health by ensuring consumer safety. Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. We look for candidates whose motivation is to invest in themselves, in the projects of the future, and to participate in a collective adventure led by a pioneering spirit.

We have the commitment to offer our collaborators a working environment which encourages team spirit, with priority given to training and development with international career opportunities. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so, come and join the 11,200 bioMérieux employees who have already identified with these values!

Application Deadline

Deadline for submission is March 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (CT). Please email feedingtomorrow@ift.org with any questions.

Apply Now

Feeding Tomorrow's Intern+ Offer Package with bioMérieux Includes:

  • One (1) paid internship starting in Summer 2020 provided by bioMérieux
  • One (1) $2,500 tuition scholarship for 2020–2021 academic year provided by bioMérieux
  • Opportunity to attend IFT20 in Chicago, IL in July 2020
  • Opportunity to connect with other Intern+ recipients for additional networking and learning throughout the summer (virtually and in-person)

What bioMérieux Looks for in an Intern:

  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 required
  • Scientific background or current study in Food Microbiology/Science
  • Marketing specialization is desirable, but not required
  • Must have good organization, people, and communication skills
  • Have the ability to work efficiently and effectively
  • Knowledge of the Food market preferred
  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office.
  • Familiarity with marketing computer software and online applications (e.g., CRM tools, online analytics, and Google Adwords)
  • Salesforce experience a plus, but not required
  • Skills associated with good project manage

Date posted: 2/3/2020


Food Safety Quality & Regulatory Intern 2020 - Premier Food Service

Premier Food Service is a diverse, growth-oriented organization. Our vision for success is to continue to rise above the competition in every aspect of our business – from MicroMarkets, food-service, Office Coffee Service and vending. When you bring your winning attitude and excellent work ethic to Premier Food Service, you will enjoy great benefits, advancement opportunities and the prospect to work with a great team in a fun environment!

Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Internship: The FSQR function at Premier Food Service will provide an individual 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. Through assigned projects, this Intern will have the opportunity to positively impact a number of food safety, quality, and efficiency initiatives.

In addition, this Intern will be gaining exposure to several FSQR programs such as:

  • Food Safety, HACCP and auditing processes
  • Laboratory & Instrumentation programs
  • Food manufacturing & Pre-requisite programs
  • Product inspection and disposition.
  • Supplier and external manufacturing
  • Substantial project work in related FSQR areas

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Final product approval.
  • Daily assessment of process quality parameters and quality assurance systems, including calibration, raw materials, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training and auditing.
  • Data analysis, trend identification, troubleshooting, corrective action and communication with regard to processing data and final product.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned (i.e., Process improvement projects, development and modification of Food Safety and Quality procedures and documents, and assisting other locations with process start-ups and projects).
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Vice President

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a technical science program (Chemistry, Food Science, Animal Science, Meat Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biology or related science degree) graduating between December 2020 – May 2022
  • Right to work in the U.S.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Able to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May/June - August 2020)
  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Overall GPA 3.0 preferred.
  • Strong leadership and technical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability of collaboration, communication, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork and successful completion of work.
  • Moderate computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, and database navigation)
  • Basic food safety knowledge with specific emphasis on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs), labeling, food additives, sanitation, and food microbiology
  • Experience in applying statistical and quality management tools: such as control charts, histograms, capability studies, etc.
  • A strong understanding of Food Safety Plan develop
  • A strong understanding of Challenge Study requirements and processes
  • Experience applying Continuous Improvement concepts
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Internship Programming:

  • Internship is paid and at least 12 weeks in duration.
  • Living arrangements and day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.
  • Main Location: Wichita, KS Premier Food Service is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please email: kpatterson@pfskansas.com or arodriquez@pfskansas.com

Date posted: 2/3/2020


Tippin's Summer Interns

Tippin's is interested in two to three summer interns. We are looking for students whose interests are in:

  • Food Science, with emphasis on QA & Food Safety
  • Bakery Science

The positions can be paid or unpaid ($15/hr.).

The Bakery Science candidate(s) will report to Tippin's Director of Operations, Amber Mangiaracino (KSU graduate). The Food Science candidate(s) will report to Tippin's Director of QA & Food Safety, Snez Goodale.

Our goal is to have the candidates screened and committed by mid-April. We assume they would be with us for 8-10 weeks beginning sometime in late May or June. We can be flexible on timing.

Tippin's is in a new facility where we have significantly automated our processes, and we continue to look for bright, well educated people to join our team. Please, let me know your thoughts on how best we might proceed.

Mark A. Boyer
m: 903-520-2505 | o: 913-551-8555
5051 Speaker Road,
Kansas City, KS 66106
tippinspies.com | mark.boyer@tippins.net

Date posted: 2/3/2020


Old World Spices & Seasonings

Old World Spices & Seasonings is a premier manufacturer of custom blended & custom packaged dry food products and seasonings. Owned and operated by the Jungk family, their combined three generations of experience in the food industry have garnered praise, awards and reliance from food and marketing companies across North America and Europe. With a state-of-the-art Research and Innovation lab in Overland Park, Kansas to support the production facility in Concordia, MO, Old World provides high end service to a wide variety of food related industries. Our paid internship program offers students the opportunity to gain applicable work experience and utilize their college education. Our ideal candidate needs to be local to the Kansas City area or have the ability to arrange their own housing as we will not be providing it. They also need the ability to drive to our manufacturing plant occasionally (1 hour East of KC). The internship will be from the end of May to the start of August. Specific details will be worked out with the intern once selected. We prefer to interview undergraduate students going into their Junior or Senior years of college who primarily have an interest in Research and Development.

Interns will participate in each of the following areas within the organization:

Culinary and Food Development Department

  • Product Development Process
    • Recipe Formulation
    • Benchtop Production
    • Ingredient Statement Labeling

Quality Assurance Department

  • Process Controls
    • Allergens
    • Kosher
    • Organic
    • Equipment
    • Sanitation


  • Regulatory
  • Certification
  • Lot traceability

Your internship with OWS gives you real life experience, an opportunity to learn about the food industry and the ability to start building your professional resume. Please send your resume to Dayna Trempy at dayna@oldworldspices.com

Date posted: 2/3/2020



Disney Internships

The Agricultural Sciences team, part of Disney's Animals, Science & Environment, offers Professional Internships designed to provide qualified college students with the opportunity for hands-on work experience in the unique growing areas that are part of Living with The Land, an agricultural attraction at Epcot®.

Full descriptions and application

Date posted: 1/22/2020


NCSU Food Science Summer Scholars Program 2020

The NC State University Summer Scholars program recruits top students from across the country and develops their skills in food science research, education and/or outreach. Scholars balance their time between working on a project with a faculty mentor and lab group and engaging in a variety of career development opportunities including workshops, field trips, guest speakers, and more. The program includes a stipend, on campus housing, and a paid trip to the annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists or International Association for Food Protection.

Full description and application

Date posted: 1/22/2020


Hill's Pet Nutrition Summer Sales Internship

Hill's Field Sales Summer Internship offers:

A 10-week internship project to provide insight to commercial careers and exposure to our team from entry level to senior management. Highlights of our program include:

  • Opportunity to sell and merchandise Hill's products and services to an account base of either retail pet stores or veterinary clinics
  • Deliver training seminars to educate customers on the superior economic and nutritional value of Hill's pet diets and products
  • Contribute to pets' well-being by driving endorsement of our products
  • Learn how to effectively conduct a business presentation to Senior Leadership

If you are interested in pursuing a career in customer development/sales with Hill's Pet Nutrition after graduation, this is a perfect opportunity. Our ideal intern has a passion for cats and dogs, has a desire to lead, and is willing to relocate for the internship (housing allowance provided). For interns offered full-time employment, we require mobility within the US.

Full internship description and application.

Date posted: 12/9/19


Summer 2020 Food Safety & Quality Intern-Dairy Farmers of America

Primary Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Design and lead a special project as assigned. Examples would include process improvements, cost analysis, food safety and quality improvements etc.
  • Create training material and standard operating procedures related to the special project if applicable.
  • Learn the application of FS/Q principles to the overall plant production flow while looking for opportunities to improve, minimize cost or add value.
  • Support Sr. VP of Food Safety & Quality, Sr. Manufacturing Quality Directors, or other Quality leadership.
  • Present the results of your project to an executive committee providing project details, project results, and future recommendations.

The qualified candidate will be enrolled in a undergraduate or graduate Dairy Science, Food Science or Food microbiology program.

Full internship description and application

Date posted: 11/19/19


OneUSDA Internship Program Summer 2020

The OneUSDA Internship Program offers Federal opportunities to students currently enrolled in qualifying educational programs or institutions. It is a comprehensive developmental program intended to provide students with experience in a dynamic work environment that will enhance their educational goals and help shape their career choices. An internship with USDA will involve various components of on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to the student's education, experience, and interests.

Full internship description and application

Date posted: 11/5/19


IFT Feeding Tomorrow Intern programs

IFT Feeding Tomorrow Intern+ Programs – APPLY NOW for Summer 2020

The following programs are currently accepting applications (must be student member of IFT to apply):

  • DUE SEPT 20 | General Mills Graduate Scholarship and Internship – Recruiting graduate student interns for summer of 2020.
  • DUE OCT 14 | Kraft Heinz Intern+ -- Recruiting undergraduate interns for summer of 2020.

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.

More info and application details available here: http://www.ift.org/community/students/intern.aspx

Date posted: 9/16/19


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

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


Postdoctoral Scholar-University of California Davis

A postdoctoral research scholar position is available in Dr. Luxin Wang's microbial food safety lab in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California Davis. The primary responsibility of this position will be to conduct studies that will increase our knowledge on the effects of antibiotic treatments on the microbiota present in aquaculture systems and the stress responses of common foodborne pathogens using next generation sequencing technologies. The responsibility of the candidate will be to perform and participate in all aspects of research projects: ordering equipment and supplies, designing sampling protocols, conducting field sampling and data collection, performing DNA extraction and library preparation, delivering data analysis using novel bioinformatics tools, writing reports, and preparing manuscripts for refereed journal publication. Projects will incorporate a range of experimental
(cellular and molecular), informatics, and theoretical/computational approaches. Supervision and interaction with graduate and undergraduate students working on the project is also expected. Applicants should have a strong publication record and knowledge and skills related to one or more of the following: genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, food microbiology, and/or bacteriology. Candidates with a keen interest in computer algorithm development are particularly encouraged to apply. This position requires proficiency in programming skills, and experience applying computational methods to genomic data is highly desirable. Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Microbiology, or a related field will be considered. Candidates with a proven work ethic, publication record, leadership, and team building skills will be given preference.

Application information & required materials:

Candidates should provide a C.V., which includes a list of three professional references, to Luxin Wang at lxwang@ucdavis.edu. The position will remain open until filled, but to ensure consideration applications should be received by August 1, 2020.

Salary and benefit:

The annual salary of a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis follows the NIH postdoc scholar salary scale guidelines. For detailed information, please visit: https://grad.ucdavis.edu/resources/student-employment/salary-scales and https://www.ucop.edu/academicpersonnel-programs/_files/1920/2020-postdoc-scales/t23.pdf.

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis:

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis ranks #1 in the U.S. and #2 in the world for agricultural sciences and forestry (Based on QS World University Rankings). The college ranks #1 in the world in plant and animal sciences based on the U.S. News and World Report. The University of California Davis ranks 10th among all U.S. public national universities and 38th among all national universities.


Please direct questions to Luxin Wang (lxwang@ucdavis.edu)

Date posted: May 4, 2020


Food Science Graduate Assistantship - University of Kentucky

The Graduate Program in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky welcomes inquiries from interested students regarding a graduate assistantship beginning in Summer/Fall 2020. Research opportunities in the area of carbohydrate structural analysis will be provided for MS and/or PhD studies. Assistantship offers a 12-month stipend, health insurance, and graduate tuition.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in relevant, science-based major (food science, food chemistry, chemistry, animal science, etc.)
  • Competitive grades and GRE scores
  • Previous laboratory experience and continued interest
  • Strong interest in Food Science/Food Chemistry research
  • Ability and desire to learn and practice new techniques
  • Positive attitude and teamwork skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

For additional information on assistantship and application process, interested individuals may contact:

Dr. Rachel R. Schendel, Dr. rer. nat.
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Department of Animal and Food Sciences
410 W.P. Garrigus Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0215, USA
Phone: 859-257-3248
Email: rachel.schendel@uky.edu
URL: https://afs.ca.uky.edu/person/Schendel

Date posted: 1/22/2020


Postdoctoral Scientist (PhD) Food Safety-Louisiana State University

The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the Louisiana State University AgCenter seeks one postdoctoral scientist/research associate to work in the food safety program of Dr. Achyut Adhikari. The selected applicant will work on produce food safety research and extension activities related to the Food Safety Modernization Act requirements. The project is in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) and Southern University AgCenter.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 10/29/19


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