Internships and Jobs

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Position Title: QC Lab Intern
Company/Location: Mount Olive Pickle Company/ Mt. Olive, North Carolina
Description: Intern will work with Quality Supervisor and evaluate incoming fresh and brined product. Intern will also conduct research experiments on improving fermentation process and minimizing waste. Additional duties include testing acidity, salt and pH of product.
Additional Details:
Internship lasts May- August, working Monday-Saturday. Pay $10/hr, housing not provided. 
Apply: Email your resume to Caitlin Moore at

Position Title: Food Safety and Quality Assurance Interns
Company/Location: Monogram Food Solutions, Harlan, IA
Description: Monogram is looking for undergrad students to work in the bacon indsutry this summer. Internship opportunities are available in Food Safety and Quality Assurance.
Currently pursuing a degree in Food/Meat Science or related field, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Apply: All candidates must submit an application and a copy of their resume. Please visit to apply for this opportunity.

Position Title: Summer Interns
Company/Location: Pro-Pet, LLC / various locations
Descriptions: Pro-Pet is looking for summer interns for their three plants (Kansas City, KS; Owatonna, MN, and St. Marys, OH). Primarily looking for students interested in a career in Operations Management or Quality Assurance/Food Safety.  
Apply: Send your resume to Kevin Wills, Technical Manager of Formulation & Regulatory Affairs, at

Open department positions
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Open academic positions

Job Title: Assistant Professor
Employer: University of Minnesota
Description: The position is responsible for conducting research that addresses relevant food safety issues intended to detect and control pathogens.
Requirements:  A Ph.D. in food microbiology, food science, microbiology, or related areas is required.
To Apply: Please contact Dr. Dan O’Sullivan, Search Committee Chair, at for more information.
Deadline: Review of applications will start on April 3rd, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
(posted 2/2/17)

Job Title: Professor/Assistant Professor
Employer: Ohio State University
Description: Ohio State University is currently hiring for several positions in the areas of food for health and data analytics.
Requirements:  A Ph.D. degree is required in fields related to Food Science, Data Analytics, Applied Statistics, Computational Biology (Bioinformatics), Engineering, or Microbiology. Please visit for details on specific positions.
To Apply:
(posted 1/31/17)

Open industry positions

Job Title: Food Scientist - International
The primary role of the Fermentation Scientist is to ensure the quality of brined products at Mount Olive Pickle Company. In this role, the Fermentation Scientist will lead the cucumber fermentation process at the facility and monitor receiving of all brined and acidified products. Work closely with International Sales/Marketing to launch a strategic pipeline of new products.
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Food Science or related field. 1-2 years related experience preferred
To Apply:
(posted 12/21/16)

Job Title: Associate Food Scientist
Under direct supervision, the position researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization.  Follows established protocols and work plans and drafts for review technical proposals and reports.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Food Science or related field. 1-2 years related experience preferred
To Apply: Please visit:
(posted 1/31/17)

Job Title: Associate Food Scientist – R&D
Employer: Suji’s Korean Cuisine
Description: This is an Omaha based position with some travel to Lincoln required. The scientist will execute projects across grocery, frozen and refrigerated platforms for national and international customers. The scientist will lead tests, analyze data, communicate conclusions to the internal business team and help to launch and maintain our products in the marketplace. The candidate should thrive in a fast paced environment and should handle multiple concurrent projects with varying timelines.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science; technical professional experience, including internships; ability to work in laboratory, kitchen, pilot plant and manufacturing environment; excellent communication and problem solving skills; manage multiple assignments concurrently; willingness to travel up to 30% of the time. Learn more here (PDF).
To Apply: Send resumes to Brittany Kovacevic at 
(posted 1/9/17)