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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 

Pepsico

Several positions available:

Quality Manager
Production Supervisor
Quality Supervisor

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Date posted: 8/4/2021

Student Worker - Kansas Department of Agriculture

Are you a student working towards a 4-year degree in Animal Science, Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology,
Biochemistry, Life Sciences, or a related field? Do you like laboratory work? Do you want professional experience before
you graduate?

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Laboratory is seeking applications for a Student Worker in Manhattan.
• Up to 20 hours per week with flexible work schedule
• Brand new, state-of-the-art laboratory building
• Direct impact on public and animal health and consumer protection

Full description and application

Date posted: 8/4/2021

 

Spartan Dairy Store Manager-Michigan State University

The Spartan Dairy Store (SDS) Manager manages and oversees the operational activities of the SDS retail food operation. This includes management of short and long-term planning of SDS fiscal and administrative procedures, including management of fiscal operations (budgets, pricing, cash-flow), student staff operating practices and physical site maintenance, including comprehensive food safety plan.

Full description and application

Date posted: 7/22/2021

 

Executive Director for the Partnership for Food Safety Education

The Executive Director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education is responsible for overseeing the administrative, programmatic, and strategic direction of this 25-year old public-private collaborative organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.

Full description and application

Date posted: 7/21/2021

 

Extension Food Safety Specialist - Iowa State University

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and ISU Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University invites applications for a 12-month, full time Extension Food Safety Specialist position who will develop and teach food safety programs related to fruit and vegetable growing, harvesting, holding, processing, and distributing.  Applicant will work alongside current Food Safety Extension and Outreach Faculty and Staff members to conduct, support and develop food safety programming.  This position will support fruit and vegetable entrepreneurs who are farmers, food hubs, farmers markets, retailers, processors of produce (such as fresh-cut produce, juices, canned produce, etc.), and/or community partners. Duties will include developing, delivering, and coordination of programming, and investigating innovative ways to expand and enhance the program.

Full description and application

Date posted: 7/15/2021

 

Food Safety & Quality Lead Technician (Nights)-Clif Bar

Full description and application

Date posted: 6/23/2021

 

Poultry & Research Extension Specialist-Univ. of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee, Department of Animal Science invites applications for a full-time, 12- month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

This position will have a 70% UT Extension appointment focusing on Poultry Management and 30% research appointment with UTIA AgResearch.

Full description and application

Date posted: 6/23/2021

 

Quality & Food Safety Senior Technologist-Mars, Inc

The Quality and Food Safety Senior Technologist provides deep technical leadership to develop, maintain and proactively improve Mars Food Quality and Food Safety programs. Under the supervision of the Site Q&FS Manager, this role provides technical expertise, consultancy, and a practical food safety approach to the site manufacturing operations. This role makes complex risk-based food safety decisions that enable the reliable delivery of products that meet all external legislative requirements and all internal Q&FS standards. The job involves ISO 9001/FSSC22000 administration; training, auditing, problem solving and assuring corrective actions are properly implemented. The position promotes product safety and general product quality awareness acting as a liaison between manufacturing sites.

Full description and application

Date posted: 6/23/2021

 

Plant Technician-Fairlife, LLC

The Pilot Plant Technician will support and assist in the operation of the R&D Pilot Plant in Chicago. This position will be responsible for executing trials and operate process equipment with GMP under general supervision while maintaining a safe, clean, and sanitary work area. This role will work with the Manager to make recommendations to the Research & Development team as well as the Chief Scientist regarding new products, etc.

Full description and application

Date posted: 6/14/2021

 

Quality & Food Safety Senior Technologist - Mars, Inc.

The position is responsible for administering quality control programs required by the business as defined by the global Quality Management Program (QMP). The position leads the site internal audits, corrective actions and is responsible for the maintenance of the required quality documentation, including all elements required by the ISO 9001/FSSC22000 standard in addition to all elements of the Mars QMP. The position provides an ongoing organizational capability to audit and report all quality information and measurement data, especially input from customers and consumers. The job involves ISO 9001/FSSC22000 administration; training, auditing, problem solving and assuring corrective actions are properly implemented. The position promotes product safety and general product quality awareness acting as a liaison between manufacturing sites.

Full description and application

Date posted: 6/14/2021

 

Associate Manager, Consumer Research-Wolfgroup

At the Wolf Group, we’re always eager to find highly motivated, hardworking people with a ‘cando’, positive attitude who love to learn in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and want to grow with our small, but, productive team.

As an Associate Manager, Consumer Research, you will be a vital member of our team focusing on the food and beverage space. This position reports to the Director, Technical Services and Client Relations. Your responsibilities include research and questionnaire design across a range of research methodologies, project costing, and onsite project management to deliver reports with actionable results. In addition to all aspects of project management, your goal will be to build rapport with clients as a trusted partner as we strive to exceed client expectations no matter the scale of the project.

https://wolfgrp.com/index.html

Date posted: 5/28/2021

 

Chemist/Microbiologist-Diversey

Individual contributor with focus on global innovation for antimicrobial / disinfecting chemistry to support ongoing and new projects The individual in this position demonstrates a strong knowledge foundation in the basic principles and applications in their area of expertise. Person applies a working knowledge of related disciplines, works on a wide range of problems and uses critical thinking to achieve solutions. Person gains recognition from peers in a selected technical field. Plans and performs laboratory assignments and customer trials, tests and assembles experimental apparatus, operates various machines and testing equipment in evaluation of products. Records experimental data, makes calculations and prepares reports covering work. Individual contributes to the design of technical projects and program proposals. Person communicates regularly on progress of, and requirements to complete assigned work with manager, project teams and suppliers. Designs and conducts experimentation using required equipment and instrumentation. Leads assigned project tasks while collaborating with support staff. Works & plans with close supervision. Position may supervise laboratory work of contractors and technicians.

Minimum Professional Education & Experience Guidelines: MS entry level; BS+2 yrs. experience. Prefer PhD entry level.

www.diversey.com

901 Renaissance Blvd Sturtevant, WI 53177

Email: Clive.Burrell@Diversey.com 

Date posted: 5/4/2021

 

Microbiology Technician-Merieux NutriSciences

 

Product Development Food Technologist-Organic Valley

The R&D Food Technologist will be responsible for assisting in product formulation, sensory analysis, ingredient document support, coordinating information, and other day-to-day duties within the Product Development department. The Food Technologist will also work with the Production, Finance, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, and Marketing departments to support product quality.

Full description and application

Date posted: 5/4/2021

 

Assistant Professor-Food Traceability-Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Food Traceability as part of its Phase II SmartFarm Innovation Network™ faculty cluster hire. Phase II includes a total of seven (7) faculty positions to be filled within several academic units and Agricultural Research and Extension Centers. Collaborations of cluster hires and existing faculty will enhance interdisciplinary flagship programs at the nexus of digital, biological, social, and physical sciences and engineering with application to agriculture, food, and natural resources.

Full description and application

Date posted: 4/26/2021

 

Assistant Professor-Food Packaging-Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Food Packaging located in the Department of Food Science and Technology (FST) as part of its Phase II SmartFarm Innovation NetworkTM faculty cluster hire. Phase II includes a total of seven (7) faculty positions to be filled within several academic units and Agricultural Research and Extension Centers. Collaborations of cluster hires and existing faculty will enhance interdisciplinary flagship programs at the nexus of digital, biological, social, and physical sciences and engineering with application to agriculture, food, and natural resources.

Full description and application

Date posted: 4/26/2021

 

Senior Food Technologist-Simmons Pet Food

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

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 description and application

Date posted: 4/26/2021

 

Assistant Professor-Mississippi State University

This is a 12-month, tenure track position consisting of a 100% Research appointment. The primary function of this position will be, as one of the core team members of the ESPL, to develop an aggressive engineering-based research program that is supported by externally competitive and other grants to enhance aquatic food processing yield, food product diversity, food safety and quality and to provide solutions to engineering problems encountered in the aquatic food industries.

Full description and application

Date posted: 4/5/2021

 

Assistant Professor-Food Microbiology Research & Teaching

This is a 9-month, tenure-accruing position with 50% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 50% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) responsibilities available in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The successful applicant is expected to establish an active, externally funded research program and develop an effective teaching program focused on food microbiology. The food microbiologist is expected to conduct research in areas of emphasis that might include, but are not limited to molecular microbiology, anaerobes, microbiome, genomics of foodborne pathogens, microbial pathogenesis, nanotechnology, antimicrobials, and pathogen source-tracking with specific emphasis on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Teaching responsibilities will include, but not limited to teaching Advanced Food Microbiology (FOS 6226) annually, a graduate course in their area of specialty and providing guest lectures for other courses as necessary. Tenure will accrue in FSHN.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 3/29/2021

 

Assistant Professor in Dairy Manufacturing-South Dakota State Univ.

The Dairy and Food Science Department at South Dakota State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor – Dairy Manufacturing. This position provides a unique opportunity for research and to train future leaders in diary manufacturing. This is a tenure-track, 9-month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. The position includes an 80% research and 20% teaching appointment with opportunities to supplement salary for up to 10 weeks in the summer from extramural funds acquired by the faculty member. This position is supervised by the Department Head of Dairy and Food Science and has an expected start date in August 2021.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 3/29/2021

Applications due: 4/5/2021

 

Assoc Prof-Alfred Chair in Dairy Manufacturing -South Dakota State University

The Dairy and Food Science Department at South Dakota State University invites applications for the position of Associate Professor – Endowed Alfred Chair in Dairy Manufacturing. This position provides a unique opportunity for research and to train future leaders in dairy manufacturing. This is a tenure-track, 9-month, 88% research and 12% teaching appointment with opportunities to supplement salary for up to 10 weeks in the summer from extramural funds acquired by the faculty member. This position is supervised by the Department Head of Dairy and Food Science and has an expected start date in August 2021.

Full job description and application

Date posted: 3/29/2021

Applications due: 4/5/2021

 

KS Department of Agriculture - State of Kansas

Meat and Poultry Inspectors

Food Drug and Lodging Surveyor

State of Kansas Careers Portal

Date posted: 3/29/2021

 

Seaboard Foods

Here’s a link to Seaboard’s careers page: https://seaboardfoods.com/Careers/Pages/Campus-Corner.aspx

Date posted: 3/29/2021

 

Quality Supervisor-Bev-Hub

Quality Supervisor
Bev-Hub– Manhattan, KS

Job Description:
Company Name: Bev-Hub
Position Type: Full Time, Salaried
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Position Summary:
We are seeking a knowledgeable and experienced individual to lead functional groups in the Quality Department. Provide expertise and guidance in many aspects of the Food and Safety Management System. A hands-on position with emphasis on process supervision, laboratory management, Food Safety Management System supervision, real-time problem solving and trouble shooting.

Essential Job Functions:
• Daily Quality oversight and review of production processes including in-process approvals/corrections/corrective actions
• Supervision of Quality Lab functions, data gathering, and reporting
• Execution of Food Safety Management System functions and responsibilities related to meeting customer and operational minimum standards.
• Monitoring inventory at receipt, use and aging.
• Assisting Quality staff with daily analytical data gathering, interpretation, reporting and verification.
• Assist in verification practices daily for various Food Safety Management System data points.
• Assist in Food Safety Team Assessments, internal audits, approvals, reviews, or other activities as needed.
• Fill-in activities for Food Safety Management System expectations, up to Audit Liaison duties for Regulatory, Customer, and Certification Scheme entities.
• Creation, revision, update, and implementation of Food Safety Management System documentation. Including: policies, procedures, forms, checklists.
• BatchMaster enterprise resource planning system duties as required/assigned.
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree in food science, chemistry, or related life science
• Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification
• Required Travel: Under 20%

Preferred Experience:
• SQF Practitioner Certification (or Equivalent)
• Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Certification
• Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications/programs
• Communication Skills – oral and written
• Proficient in laboratory setting; demonstrated ability to follow testing protocols, record data accurately, and reporting
• Proficiency in small group work dynamics

Date posted: 3/29/2021

 

Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist - University of Georgia

Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Food Safety and Preservation (75% Extension and 25% Research) academic year appointment with 2 months summer salary as long as the appointment is 50% or greater in Extension in the Foods and Nutrition Department, College of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Full description and application

Date posted: 2/23/21

 

MRI Global

Multiple positions

Date posted: 1/20/2021

 

Quality Control - Russell Stover

As a company with a reputation built on being “Only the Finest” quality assurance is a priority in our manufacturing operations. The Quality Assurance Manager will promote and champion the company wide quality vision within the Abilene Manufacturing Plant. The Quality Assurance Manager will manage and direct the activities of a team of Quality Technicians and entry-level Quality professionals to ensure quality and compliance processes and standards are being properly executed.  This position requires detail orientation, the ability to balance multiple priorities and a sense of urgency for problem solving and continuous improvement.  A successful person in this role will have a strong people orientation, an impactful leadership presence and interpersonal skills to achieve results through influence. All of these attributes must be used to develop a proactive approach to product quality while maintaining a fast paced, continuous flow, large scale production operation. 

Full job description and application

Date posted: 1/20/2021

 

Management Trainee-Seaboard Farms

Enter the workforce with a leading company in the pork industry. Work full-time and grow your skills as a management trainee to prepare for advanced roles at our company in Guymon, Okla. You can expect training that will prepare you for a supervisory or technical role of responsibility that allows you to make an impact in our company. You will spend 8-16 months learning our business and developing your skills to advance your career in the company while receiving technical, business management and leadership training. While gaining exposure to our integrated business, you will also receive career guidance and mentorship from our leadership team

Positions available: farm operations, pork processing, food safety and quality assurance, safety, feed milling, industrial maintenance, supply chain, sales and shipping and logistics.

Email Sydney.kleinert@seaboardfoods.com with any questions.

Full description and application

Date posted: 11/3/2020

 

Grandma Hoerner's Foods

Grandma Hoerner's Foods, a small jelly factory just north and west of Alma KS, has a job opportunity for students in Food Science. Currently Grandma Hoerner's is hiring for a wide array of positions. These positions range from part time to full time and from an environmental service technician or an entry level line worker to a technical service manager, managing food safety and quality for the entire plant.

Grandma Hoerner's is located at 31862 Thompson Road, Alma KS 66401 a short 20 to 25 minute drive from Manhattan KS. If you are interested please apply on indeed.com or send their resume to monica.spreer@grandmahoerners.com.

Date posted: 9/22/2020

 

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

    


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Internship 

Food Ingredients/Applications Co-op-ICL

Location: St. Louis, MO
Semester Offered: Spring/Summer 2022
Scope: This position will assist with research efforts in our food ingredients division with an emphasis on applications research in bakery, beverage, dairy and meat products.

Full description and application

Date posted: 7/22/2021

 

Research & Development Food Science Intern-Nature Soy

Nature Soy LLC is looking for a Research & Development Food Science Intern to conduct research for product innovation, support R&D initiatives and the execution of new product launches from concept to commercialization. This will encompass understanding the intricacies of the recipes, safeguarding the recipes, cooking products, and maintaining a safe and sanitary workplace. Ideal candidates will have formal culinary experience, be detail-oriented, have strong organization skills, be skilled communicators, and love making plant-base products.

Full description and application

Date posted: 5/4/2021

 

Student Internships-Opus International, Inc

Looking for an internship? Opus International, Inc has added a section to their website for food companies to post available internships:

https://www.foodscience.com/student-internships-2/ 

Date posted: 4/26/2021

 

Kansas Micro-Internship Program

We are excited to share a new opportunity to connect with Kansas-based companies and non-profit organizations through short-term, paid professional opportunities. Through the Kansas Micro-Internship Program, students enrolled in two or four-year public colleges or universities in Kansas can be selected to work for these Micro-Internship opportunities.

Through Micro-Internships, students can demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. These paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and students can be selected for multiple Micro-Internships.

Full description and application

Date posted: 4/26/2021

 

IFT Feeding Tomorrow Intern programs

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

Details and application

Date posted: 9/8/2020

 

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

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

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

Date posted: 5/28/19

 


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Fellowships and Postdoctorals

USDA-ARS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food Chemistry & Molecular Biology

A postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Southern Regional Research Center (SRRC), Food Processing and Sensory Quality (FPSQ) Unit located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email USDA-ARS@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.

Date posted: 7/22/2021

 

Graduate Student Food Safety Fellowship

A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Food Safety (OFS). The appointment will be served at the selected participant's location.

Full description and application

Date posted: 7/22/2021

 

Post Doc Fellow-Utah State University

Incumbent in the Post-Doctoral position will run an Industry oriented, US-Department of Energy funded research project on "Filament Extension Atomization for High Solids Loading Reduced Energy Spray Drying Systems" independently with over all supervision of Dr. Prateek Sharma, Assistant Professor, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences department. The project is based upon studying rheology, structure and chemistry of liquid, semi-solids and dried dairy protein samples. The successful candidate must be able to design and perform his/her experiments, analyze the data and report them to various stakeholders. The candidate shall be able to perform technical procedures in a research laboratory under minimal supervision by applying standard scientific techniques and analytical principles. Incumbent will assist researchers in the lab by performing routine tests, collecting data, setting up and operating equipment, and maintaining various records.

Full description and application

Date posted: 6/14/2021

 

POSTDOC IN FOOD SAFETY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 

Under the supervision of Dr. Valentina Trinetta – Kansas State University

PREFERENCE: Candidates with molecular biology or microbiology experimental experiences as there will be wet lab screening work and whole genome sequencing are preferable.

Responsibilities/Job Description:

  • Characterization and analysis of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica isolates.
  • Identification of disinfectant-resistance, antibiotic-resistance and metal-resistance isolates including sequencing and phenotypic characterization.
  • Involving in developing and verification of bioinformatics tool for food industrial users to predict resistance and gene expression in genome.
  • Communicate research results by presenting data at project meetings, international conferences, and write manuscripts for publication.
  • Collaboration includes active participation in national and international meetings and conferences, sharing of data and results, contribution to joint publications.  

PhD degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Food Microbiology or a similar degree is preferred. 

For more information and to apply for this position please visit:

https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510481/fellow-post-doc 

Date posted: 4/9/2021 

 

Postdoctoral in Food Virology-Univ of Florida

A Postdoctoral Research Scholar is sought to join Dr. Naim Montazeri's Food and Environmental Virology Research Group within the University of Florida - Department of Food Science and Nutrition to address pressing issues concerning the impact of COVID-19 on the food sector. The position will be located at the UF main campus in Gainesville, FL. This is a full-time research position for one year with potential extension depending on the availability of funding. The anticipated start date is Jan 4, 2021 (earlier start dates are negotiable).

Full description and application

Date posted: 11/3/2020

 

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 description and application

Date posted: 10/20/2020

 

Kansas Food & Agriculture Policy Fellowship

The Kansas Food and Agricultural Policy Fellowship Program (Ag Fellows) provides a premier leadership opportunity for Kansas undergraduate or graduate students studying an agricultural field to serve the state's food and agricultural industry, and gain valuable public policy experience at both the state and federal levels.

Program details and application

Date posted: 10/15/2020

 

 

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