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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

Quality Assurance - Nordic Foods, Inc.

The position is for first shift Quality Assurance Manager in a privately-owned meat manufacturing company.

Job description

Contact: Ted Jovanovic, Nordic Foods, 913-281-1167 tjovanovic@nordicfoods.com

Date posted: 6/22/2020


Principal Scientist-MGP Ingredients, Inc

Provide research, applications and technical support to grow and enhance MGPI's portfolio of specialty starches and proteins; Conducts bench-top scientific research on carbohydrates (starch, dietary fiber, hydrocolloids), proteins, and lipids; Provides expertise in operational improvements related to the production of those ingredients; Works directly with customers to deliver solutions that uniquely add value to their consumer packaged goods, and trains company personnel, as well as ingredient brokers and distributors, through presentations, seminars and one-on-one collaborative activities.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 6/4/2020


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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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.

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


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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