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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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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 Development Associate - Conagra

The Quality Development Associate (QDA) Program, with focus on Quality Assurance and Management, provides an accelerated training program for college graduates who are at the top tier of their class and have proven the ability to excel in today's fast-paced manufacturing environment. The program will provide graduates, who wish to pursue a career in Quality Management – Supply Chain, the opportunity to get exposed to the various facets of Quality and Supply Chain within a diverse manufacturing organization. The Quality Development Program is designed to provide the company with future Quality leaders who will
contribute to the organization's continuous improvement. The QDP will build on associate's technical skill by providing exposure to experienced professionals through various manufacturing and division locations.

Assignments will typically last 18-24 months but will vary based on several factors including business needs and participant's career aspirations. During the program, associates will work as part of a team to identify, manage, and execute the plant's process improvement opportunities.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 1/16/2020


Assistant Professor, Food & Nutrition Security-Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition seeks to fill a position for an Assistant Professor of Food and Nutrition Security.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 1/10/2020


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


Assistant Professor-Food Systems Engineering-University of Arkansas

This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month position with a research (70%) and teaching (30%) appointment within the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEG). The 70% research appointment may be shared with the Department of Food Science (FDSC) and tenure home will be in BAEG.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/2/19


Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Engineering-Univ of Arkansas

This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Engineering position with research (80%) and and teaching (20%) appointment within the Food Science Department. The 80% research appointment may be shared with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering; tenure home will be in the Department of Food Science.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/2/19


Assistant Professor in Food Safety Microbiology-University of Arkansas

Develop a nationally competitive and independent integrated research and extension education program in food safety that meets critical needs of the state. Focus areas may include microbial ecology in food production and manufacturing systems, food safety intervention technologies, and risk assessment of bacterial pathogens of foods. Conduct collaborative research as part of a multidisciplinary team for implementing farm to fork solutions to reduce foodborne pathogens in a wide range of food production systems. Extension responsibilities include providing training, resources, and information to key stakeholders in Arkansas so that they can comply with the requirements and standards outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act. The candidate will provide expertise and interface with industry partners and other stakeholders including retailers, consumers, and various government agencies by developing educational programs and effective teaching tools for enhancing food safety. Responsibilities may include teaching core undergraduate course in food microbiology. The candidate will be expected to engage in supporting online masters in food safety program, recruit and advise graduate students, supervise undergraduate research, and secure extramural funding from a variety of sources including Federal, State, commodity, private, and industry sources. This position can have an appointment in the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/2/19


Food Safety & Quality Assurance-Seaboard Foods

Food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) management trainees will gain knowledge and training in all stages of the fresh pork processing plant within Seaboard Foods. Trainees will work closely with every department and production line within the production floor to understand product specifications and safety regulations of every area. Trainees will learn and become certified in food safety and quality assurance. The training period will take place in our fresh pork processing plant in Guymon, OK. Upon completion of the training period, FSQA trainees will be able to apply for open positions in our processing plant and be promoted within Seaboard Foods. If you're someone who is interested in food safety, quality assurance, food science or meat science, apply today!

Full job description and application

Date posted: 12/2/19


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


Food Safety Extension Specialist-NC State

The Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences seeks applications from highly qualified scientists for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in food microbiology/food safety with a focus on fresh and value-added food products, particularly produce. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized extension program that will assist growers, processors, and food entrepreneurs, especially those in NC, successfully apply existing and emerging food safety methods and standards. The incumbent will also be expected to actively participate in undergraduate and graduate level teaching activities in food microbiology. He/she must have excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 11/5/19


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


Assistant Professor-Tenure Track-University of Arkansas

This tenure track academic year (9-month) Assistant Professor is expected to enhance convergence research to develop innovative food manufacturing technologies utilizing big data and industry 4.0 to: increase productivity and availability; improve nutritional quality; and reduce the cost of safely producing, processing, and packaging food and food products.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 10/29/19


Food Engineer-University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas invite applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position (70% research, 20% teaching, and 10% service) appointment in the area of Food Engineering. The 70% research appointment may be shared with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering; tenure home will be in the Department of Food Science.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 10/29/19


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


Coordinator-Recruitment & Academic Services-South Dakota State University

The Dairy and Food Science Department at South Dakota State University invites applications for a 12-month, benefit-eligible position of Coordinator – Recruitment and Academic Services for undergraduate student recruiting and advising. This position provides a unique opportunity to recruit future leaders of the dairy and food industry. SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 10/29/19


Consumer Safety Officer


Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in Food Processing

The University of Missouri seeks a talented full-time Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in Food Processing. This position is funded through the University of Missouri Extension and the College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources, and will be academically housed in the Food Science Program of the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering. The position is offered as a twelve-month, tenure-track at the Assistant Professor rank with a split appointment between extension (70%) and research (30%).

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


Assistant Professor of Food & Bioprocess Engineering-University of Missouri

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

Full job description and application

Date posted: 9/30/19


USDA APHIS NBAF Scientist Training Program

The purpose of the USDA APHIS NBAF Scientist Training Program, or NSTP, is to build the necessary technical and subject matter expertise to support the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (FADDL) at the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, KS. In addition to serving as an international reference laboratory for foot and mouth disease virus and a national reference laboratory for other foreign animal diseases such as classical swine fever and African swine fever viruses, FADDL's mission will expand to include emerging and zoonotic diseases, including BSL-4 pathogens.

Application information is available at the following website: https://www.kstate.edu/research/opportunities/NSTP.html Application Deadline for Spring Semester 2020 is 5:00 p.m. October 23, 2019.

Send completed applications to Ms. Cynthia Brott in the Graduate School at cdbrott@ksu.edu.


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


Grandma Hoerner's-Technical Services Manager

The Manager of Technical Services will act primarily as the Food Safety Team Leader while facilitating the implementation of a Global Food Safety Initiative standard at Grandma Hoerner's Foods, Inc.; all other tasks and responsibilities will derive from that function. Everything that affects Food Safety will be included in the positions' realm of influence, including being the onsite HACCP System expert. This position has direct management responsibilities for the Quality Assurance Assistant Manager, Materials Specialist and Sanitation crew, and indirect management of the Quality Line Technicians.

Primary Objective:
Drive the company's efforts to obtain and maintain Global Food Safety Initiative standards via the FSSC 22000 Scheme Certification through communication, training, and leading by example. This includes creating systems, policies, paperwork, and work structures necessary to enhance or improve the safety of the foods manufactured by Grandma Hoerner's. The Technical Service Manager leads the Food Safety Team and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Team, revising and updating the HACCP system, and training all personnel on HACCP concepts. Team building within the Technical Services department is vital, as well as outreach and training for the production staff regarding all Technical/Food Safety topics.

Essential Functions:

  • Food Safety Team Leader duties, including but not limited to:
    • Organizing and documenting Food Safety Team Meetings at least once per quarter.
    • Obtaining a comprehensive understanding of both general GFSI Standards and the FSSC 22000 specific standards.
    • Communicating Food Safety standards to all other employees via published Policies, Procedures, Forms, Checklists, or other tools when appropriate.
    • Oversite of the Food Safety Management System, including:
      • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan upkeep and revision
      • Organizing, executing, and documenting Management Reviews
      • Oversite of the Corrections/Corrective Actions
  • Leading the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point team, including:
    • Calling team meetings twice per year
    • Keeping all pertinent records, including meeting minutes, and Risk Analysis documents
  • Upkeep and maintenance of all Food Safety related data, forms, and records.
  • Writing, proofing, revising, and training Grandma Hoerner's Policies, Procedures, documentation, and systems.
  • Must be able to coach staff, management, and plant guests in application of Good Manufacturing Practices (21CFR110) at Grandma Hoerner's.
  • Management of Quality personnel, Materials Specialist, and Sanitation Personnel, including
    • Annual Performance Reviews
    • Team Function Troubleshooting/Problem Resolution
    • Resolution of Performance Issues
  • Primary contact of all Regulatory andor Customer-requested Audits/Auditing Response.
  • Scheduling and Record Keeping for all Non-Regular Testing
    • Water
    • Internal Microbiological Testing
    • Environmental Testing
  • Create and Maintain:
    • Ingredient Specifications
    • Finished Goods Specifications
  • Perform MBWA tours (management by walking around) every work day in all areas of the plant, and covering all aspects of the production cycle.
  • Assist in periodic Internal Audits, as required.
  • Other duties and assignments as needed or required.

Reports to: Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Ideally, this individual will have an eye for detail, and the ability to handle multiple projects/tasks at one time. This position must be able to build teamwork through win-win conflict resolution, consensus building, and management via clearly communicated high expectations. This person must be able to communicate clearly and concisely in all directions (from management to line workers), especially in high pressure/high stress situations. The ability to make decisions based upon the best available, but mostly incomplete, information with an eye to preserving food safety standards is necessary. They should be able to work in a very fast paced, ever changing environment, with the ability to prioritize tasks on a minute by minute basis. Troubleshooting, mechanical aptitude, and a high heat/humidity -or- cold/humidity tolerance are very desirable.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Food Technology, or similar science based degree.
  • At least 5 years' experience in Quality systems, HACCP, and/or GFSI standards.
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification.
  • 3 years' management experience.
  • Reasonably proficient with Microsoft Office Suite of business software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access).
  • Ability to write technical documents (such as policies, procedures, etc.) using the English language.
  • Ability to be standing and walking for long periods of time.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 40 LBS.

Date posted: 9/30/19


Associate Dean for Academic Programs - Kansas State University

Kansas State University seeks applications for the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in Agriculture. The College of Agriculture has been leading the way in agriculture, food, and natural resources since 1863, providing a home for agriculture students from across the globe. With more than 2,500 undergraduate students in 16 majors, 200 teaching faculty, and >98% career placement, our students are prepared to be the next generation of agriculture leaders through engagement in the classroom, hands-on learning, and student leadership.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 9/18/19


Supervisory Research Biologist/Chemist/Food Technologist

Please review via USAJOBS link: https://www.usajobs.gov/

The vacancy link is: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545278700


Research Chemist - USDA ARS

Please review via USAJOBS link: https://www.usajobs.gov/

The vacancy link is: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545304900

Date posted: 9/13/19


Biological Science Specialist (National Program Leader)

NIFA is a premier Federal partner in finding innovative and transformative solutions to critical food and agriculture problems across the nation. We are looking for science professionals to serve as NPL and administer our research, education, and extension programs that address national agricultural priorities.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 9/9/19


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


Product Development Technician-Inclusion Technologies

Inclusion Technologies is seeking a skilled product development person to manage all product development and research activities in the research kitchen.

The main duties of this position would be:

  • Work with VP Business Development to develop new product formulas in response to customer requests:
    • New concept prototypes (building from existing formulas)
    • Competitive matching – this would include reverse engineering of competitive products including using the Genesis software package to match compositional attributes
  • Make the prototype formulas in the lab by weighing out the ingredients, batching, and processing them as needed
  • Evaluate and record the results of both the processing and the finished products following appropriate laboratory design and documentation procedures
  • Source new ingredients as needed and attain all the necessary support documentation required; work with Office Manager to get the volume-based pricing needed for cost modeling purposes
  • Help develop tentative specification sheets, nutritionals, sample labels and other support documentation necessary for the formulas
  • Development of some finished applications and prototypes that demonstrate the functionality of our ingredients in application (i.e. nut-free peanut butters, turtle clusters, coated Nadanuts, etc.)
  • Assist with scale-up activities to take successful lab prototypes and scale them up to the production facility with minimum runs

Other points:
- We will supply all the necessary tools to perform this job including a computer, email, etc.
- We would prefer candidates that live in the KC Metro area and could commute from where they presently live
Next Steps: For interested candidates, please send us an email with your resume to Dennis Reid at dreid@inclusiontech.com. The first step would be an initial phone call conversation followed by a possible interview at our facility in Atchison Kansas. Thank you for your interest.

Date posted: 9/3/19


Microbiologist - Proctor & Gamble

As a Microbiologist with our organization, we will look for you to technically innovate and provide discontinuous solutions leading to breakthrough capabilities, technologies and prototypes within a business area and manage the activities/ breakthroughs for important technical projects. You will integrate a broad range of results, draw complex conclusions, anticipate key issues related to a project and use this information to identify the best project direction. We would like you to understand the competitive landscape and craft the project plan to deliver superior consumer and business value.

We are looking for you to have expertise in microbial ecology, be able to operate and lead with quality and compliance and direct and coordinate project related activities across functions and organizations to enable their upstream innovation projects with capabilities within the organization.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 8/29/19


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


Assistant Professor of Food Science - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Assistant Professor of Food Science (Fermentation)
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in Food Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or a related field.

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


Assistant Professor-Muscle Biology - Michigan State University

The Departments of Animal Science and Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University (MSU) are seeking applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level (70% Research, 25% Teaching, 5% Service).

Full job description and application

Date posted: 7/10/19


Assistant Professor-University of Georgia

The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Georgia is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to develop teaching and research in the area of food microbiology and food safety.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 6/25/19


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Summer 2020 U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

The USMARC Undergraduate Research Internship Program provides an opportunity for college students interested in a possible research career in animal agriculture to receive cutting edge research experience while under the mentorship of established Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Students will be selected on a competitive basis to fill one of eight internships. Students will apply for a specific research project by selecting from abstracts that describe available projects within each Research Unit. In addition to their research project, students will participate in formal weekly discussions, which will provide the opportunity to share their experiences with their peers and other research scientists at the Center.

Full internship description and application

Date posted: 12/9/19


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


2020 Hansen Internships

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation and K-State Research and Extension internship gives college students the opportunity to link classroom learning with a pre-professional work experience. Learn more about the Dane G Hansen Foundation and the Community Internship Initiative on their website.

Applications due January 31, 2020

Date posted: 12/9/19


Conagra-Quality Internship

Your internship will be an 11-week immersion into a Conagra Brands manufacturing facility. Working with us will give you exposure to a dynamic production environment where you will get to work on a food safety and quality project that will drive quality improvements at the plant level. We place a high value on intellectual curiosity and will expect you to help uncover inefficiencies, improve capabilities, and ultimately enable growth with the support of your team. To enhance your overall understanding of our company, we will provide opportunities to network with peers and leaders to gain an appreciation for the breadth of career paths available at Conagra Brands.

Full internship description and application

Date posted: 12/2/19


Dairy Management Inc.-Summer Internship

Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI) offers robust internship experiences, which allow students to put classroom theory into practice in a professional business environment. The Partner Scientist internship opportunity is being offered to rising Juniors and rising Seniors who are majoring in Dairy or Food Science.

The Intern will work under the supervision of one of our leading Dairy Scientists who are situated at the global headquarters facility of a national quick service restaurant company that is one of DMI's key business partners. Responsibilities may include:

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

Internship Details:

  • Accepting applications through 12/16/19
  • Paid 10-12 week Summer Internship
  • Open to Dairy/Food Science students who will be Juniors or Seniors in Fall, 2020; Grad students invited to apply
  • Internship is full-time, Monday-Friday
  • We do not offer transportation or summer housing
  • Interns do not receive medical/dental benefits or paid time off
  • Pay is for actual hours worked
  • Students should be eligible to work in the U.S. without requiring visa sponsorship now or in the future

To be considered, send an e-mail to careers@dairy.org, and indicate "2020 Partner Scientist Internship" in the Subject Line. Include a CV or resume, along with a note indicating how you learned of the opportunity, and why it interests you.

About us: Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI)

Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI) is funded by America's 37,000-plus dairy farmers, as well as dairy importers. Created to help increase sales and demand for dairy products, DMI and its related organizations work to increase demand for dairy through research, education and innovation, and to maintain confidence in dairy foods, farms and businesses. DMI manages National Dairy Council and the American Dairy Association, and founded the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. DMI works with state and regional promotion organizations to implement these programs across the country.

Dairy Management Inc.™ is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Date posted: 12/2/19


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


Dairy Farmers of America

Technical Services Internship for Summer 2020

Full job description and application

Search for Springfield, MO location.

Date posted: 10/21/19


Hilmar Dairy Farm Internship


Date posted: 10/14/19


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


Pat Roberts Internship Opportunity

U.S. Senator and Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman, Pat Roberts, seeks interns for his Washington, DC Ag Committee office during the spring 2020 semester. The internship will last from early January to May, 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. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2019.

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

Date posted: 9/16/19


Boulevard Brewing Company-Brewing Intern

Job Title: Brewing Intern
Department: Brewing/Operations
Reports To: Brewing Manager
Contact Info: Craig Pijanowski, cpijanowski@boulevard.com
Status: Full-Time (40hrs/week for 10 weeks) – Temporary

Job Description
First and foremost our brewers must have a passion for the craft of beer making and creating exceptional beers for our customers. This position includes the operation and basic maintenance of raw materials handling, Brewhouse operations, Cellar management, and Filtration procedures. Additional responsibilities include the analysis of various production and quality parameters. Always looking for continuous improvement, candidates must be committed to quality, understand brewery sanitation and help create a safe work environment.

Primary Responsibilities
Primarily you will be working in our cellars as a brewer's assistant. Mostly running CIP programs, performing cellar checks, assisting with brewer's daily workload.
There will be approximately 1 day per week dedicated to manual cleaning.
There will be approximately 1 day per week dedicated to self-directed training in the area of your choice.

Additional Responsibilities
Ability to make critical decisions based on various production and quality parameters. Share in all production duties and responsibilities.
Commitment to being a part of a team dynamic.
Strong organizational, communication, and record keeping skills. Good people skills and professional demeanor. Ability to quickly assess the status of operations and troubleshoot process issues. The ability to multitask. Strong time management skills and an attention to detail is required. Self-motivated; ability to work unsupervised

• Physical strength, flexibility and stamina required. Must be able to lift 55 lbs. repeatedly
• Week 1 and 2 will be on day shift, 7am to 3pm. This will be an intensive training period
• Weeks 3 to 10 will be on afternoon shift, noon to 8pm.
• Schedule is subject to change based on production needs. Possibly some weekend work.

Date posted: 9/3/19


Cargill R & D Intern

Summer 2020 Cargill R&D internships. The locations are various, some will definitely be in Wichita, KS and Minneapolis, MN. Priority for individuals working on a MS as well as finished or finishing BS.

This link below is the link that all potential R&D interns need to use to apply. On Oct 10th, we will have the interviews for R&D summer internships. https://cargill.taleo.net/careersection/10220/jobdetail.ftl?job=UNI05739&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

Ann Brackenridge, Ph.D.
Research, Development & Innovation Foodservice Manager
Cargill Protein
Cargill Helping the world thrive
direct: 316.291.2948 | mobile: 316.619.8123 Wichita, KS | ann_brackenridge@cargill.com

Date posted: 9/3/19


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

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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