Open Academic Positions

Job Title: Academic Coordinator
Employer: Organization for Tropical Studies
Description: Successful applicants will work closely with the Education Director (Dr. Pia Paaby), Undergraduate Programs Coordinator (Dr. Jenny Stynoski), and Global Health Logistical Coordinator (TBD) in curriculum design and implementation, and will be responsible for overseeing the teaching of three field courses: "Tropical Medicine and Public Health", "Ethnobiology", and "Research Practicum". The position is based in Costa Rica, and requires a commitment of 18 weeks in Costa Rica with 13 weeks in the field and 5 weeks in the OTS office in San Jose during each semester (Spring and Fall).
Requirements: Ph.D. in public health, epidemiology, medical sociology, medical anthropology, environmental health, etc.; M.D. or MPH will be considered with relevant experience. Excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills (required).
Contact: Please submit the following materials in a single pdf document via the OTS website
• Cover letter describing your interest and fit for the position
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Statement of research interests
• Three references
Applications may also be sent electronically to
Job Title: Assistant Extension Professor in Food Sciences
Employer: College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment Lexington, Kentucky
Description: Primary responsibilities will include extension activities with emphasis on food processing, food safety, and food entrepreneurship. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized extension program that addresses the food industry needs as pertaining to food processing, food safety, plant sanitation, and regulatory issues. The appointee will work with a diverse clientele, including Kentucky food processors, producers, and county agents, in developing and implementing extension programs. In addition, the appointee will work with the University of Kentucky's Food Systems Innovation Center to provide applied research solutions and technical services to Kentucky's food businesses. The appointee is expected to organize workshops/short courses to train/educate food industry clientele and to publish extension articles and technical bulletins.
Requirements: Ph.D. in Food Science or a closely related field with a strong background and experience in food processing/food safety. Excellent oral and written English communication skills; demonstrated skills in electronic communication technologies for knowledge dissemination.
Contact: To apply, a UK Employment Application must be submitted to Requisition No. SC550521 at  Applications should include a letter of interest (including a statement of your extension and instruction interests), curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. If you have questions filing the application, contact HR/Employment, phone 859-257-9555, press 2.
Deadline: The deadline for applications is April 30, 2014.
Job Title: Assistant Professor
Employer: Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph
Description: Teaching is an important component of the position. The incumbent will be expected to teach Food Processing and Food Engineering courses annually to undergraduate students in the B.Sc. Food Science major, and will also be expected to teach more specialized graduate courses, but less frequently.
Requirements: The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in Food Engineering, Food Science, or an Engineering discipline such as Chemical Engineering with a food science specialization.
Contact: Applications with a full curriculum vitae and the names of three persons who may be contacted for references should be submitted on or before April 30, 2014 to Dr. Art Hill, Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1; (  Our objective is to select a suitable candidate by June 30, 2014, with an appointment date of September 1, 2014.

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Food Science and Engineering
Employer: Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo
Description:The Food Research Center (FoRC) is a Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center (RIDC) created in July 2013 with support from The Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) for multidisciplinary research in Food and Nutrition.

The goal of the FoRC is to address key global challenges and develop internationally-ranked fundamental, strategic and applied research, benefiting Brazilian agribusiness, consumers, policymakers and regulatory agencies, promoting socio-economic development in the country.

The research projects are grouped into four pillars:
1) Biological Systems in Food;
2) Food, Nutrition and Health;
3) Safety and Food Quality;
4) New Technologies and Innovation.

The FoRC has a post-doctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Food Engineering (LEA) at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP) to develop the research plan “Evaluation of the continuous flow microwave processing of liquid foods” in the Research Pillar 4 (New Technologies and Innovation) for the period February 2014 to January 2016.
Requirements: (a) PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering or Food Science and Technology;
(b) Significant scientific production in indexed journals and conferences;
(c) Fluency in English;
(d) Motivation and ability to teamwork .
Application: (a) Letter of introduction and motivation;
(b) Curriculum Vitae (maximum of four pages) including academic background, a list with up to 10 most important and relevant publications and the link to MyResearchID or ORCID;
(c) Copy of PhD certificate;
(d) letters of recommendation (at most two).
Deadline: November 15th, 2013
Contact: More information about the fellowship can be found here: Candidates should submit their documentation by email to with subject 'FoRC PD Microwave'. Recommendation letters should be sent directly by the author to e-mail

Open Industry Positions

Job Title: Food Technologist - Companion Animal Nutrition
Employer: The Lee Group
Description: Primary emphasis in this role is on research and development of innovative, customer focused pet food products; developing product solutions and services that deliver commercially viable new pet food products. Experience in formulation, scale-up, and commercialization of animal nutritional products or food products is desired
Requirements: The position will be located in the Midwest and relocation assistance is provided. A BS/MS/PHD in food science, animal science, meat science, or animal nutrition and/or 3 + years of experience in the pet food industry is desired. Basic knowledge of FDA/USDA regulations, HACCP, and GMP requirements is required. Knowledge of nutrition and formulation software such as Concept 5 is a plus, experience with enterprise resource planning software such as JDE, SAP, and and with other related software is also desired.
Contact: Linda Morrison Brown
Executive Search Consultant
The Lee Group
703 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite B2 Newport News, VA 23606
Direct (757) 240-4543 Tel (757) 873-0792 Cell (804) 854-1763

Job Title: Full-time Organic Certification Specialist
Employer: OneCert
Description: Review crops, livestock and/or handling reports for compliance to the National Organic Program (NOP). This position offers the opportunity to work in office or remotely and may also include training for on-site inspection of facilities requesting certification.
Requirements: Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail. B.S. or B.A. and experience in agriculture, environmental science or food processing. Basic chemistry to determine compliance of inputs to the NOP.
Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to OneCert, 2219 C Street, Lincoln, NE 68502 or

Job Title: Quality Control and Food Safety Manager
Employer: Nu Life Market
Description:Opportunity to develop and implement food safety procedures and employee training protocol.
Requirements: Bachelors degree in food science or related field is required, previous job experience is preferred.
Contact: Qualified candidates should stop by our office or contact us for an application. Office hours are Mon. - Fri. 8AM- 12PM and 1PM - 5PM 1202 E. 5th Street
P.O. Box 105
Scott City, KS 67871
(620) 872-5236
1202 E. 5th St. - Scott City, KS

Job Title: Director of Sales
Employer: The Lee Group
Description: Provide leadership to a team of territory managers and inside sales representatives, now numbering five with growth as business warrants. You will also establish and maintain sales relationships with key customers.
Requirements: PExisting relationships with executive leadership and plant level management in relevant markets including beef processors, pork processors, poultry processors, and seafood processors. This may include live operations, fresh operations, and fully cooked operations or alternately in the animal health arena. A BS/MS/PHD in business, agribusiness, animal science, or other related agricultural field is desired.
Contact: Linda Morrison Brown
Executive Search Consultant
The Lee Group
703 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite B2 Newport News, VA 23606
Direct (757) 240-4543      Tel (757) 873-0792     Cell (804) 854-1763