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Open Academic Positions

Job Title: Assistant/ Associate Professor of Food Science
Employer: South Dakota State University
Description: The Department of Food Science, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph is seeking a strong researcher and educator with a primary research focus in cereal science and technology, and preferably also expertise in food quality and statistical quality control.
Requirements: The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in or relevant to Food Science, and have substantial research experience, strong evidence of research capacity, demonstrated experience or clear potential in teaching, proven communication skills, and demonstrated ability to support industry stakeholders.
Apply: Applications with a full curriculum vitae and the names of three persons who may be contacted for references should be submitted by July 15, 2015, to Art Hill, Professor and Chair Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1; (

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Food Science
Employer: South Dakota State University
Description: The selected individual will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research and teaching program, acquire extramural funding for research and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals. Research and teaching emphasis will be in the area of food product innovation and development, including packaging. Research collaboration with other faculty members in the department and other relevant departments on and/or off campus is expected. Teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in Food Science is expected.
Requirements: Applicant must have an earned Ph.D. degree in Food Science, or a closely related field by date of appointment. Relevant knowledge and experience of Food Science and Technology and food product innovation and development is required.
Apply: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, please visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.”
Deadline: Full consideration will be given to applications received by 30th July, 2015; however the position is open until filled.

Job Title: Assistant Professor
Employer: Universiy of Tennessee
Description: Develop a competitive, extramurally-funded research program in food chemistry with an emphasis on functional foods. Research focus areas in functional foods may include bioactive food components significant to health and disease prevention; the effects of food matrix, food processing, and digestion on functions of bioactive components; the effects of structure, composition, and processing on the healthfulness (including satiety, sensory, and intake) of food and food ingredients; metabolomics; toxicology.
Requirements: An earned doctorate in Food Science / Nutrition / Chemistry / Processing, or other related fields with focus on Functional Foods is required. The applicant must have demonstrated excellence in effective oral and written communication.
Contact: To apply please contact: Qixin Zhong, Search Chair
The University of Tennessee
Department of Food Science and Technology
2510 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4539
Phone: 865-974-6196; Fax: 865-974-7332; E-mail:
 Job Title: Department Head - Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences
Employer: North Dakota State University
Description: The Head will foster excellence in research, teaching, and service within the department. In collaboration with faculty, the Head will lead the continued development and articulation of the departmental vision. In addition, the Head will develop and maintain productive, collegial working relationships with the university, scientific communities, and the public, as well as agricultural constituencies.
Requirements: Earned Ph.D. in life sciences from an accredited institution, Distinguished academic credentials and eligibility for appointment as a tenured, full professor, and Evidence of successful and effective leadership experience
To Apply: Visit
Deadline: July 1, 2015

Job Title: Director of Food Safety
Employer: International Regional Agricultural Health - RIOPPAH
Description: This is a regional position (Mexico, Belize, Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic). Responsible for defining, planning, scheduling and monitoring all management in the area of food safety, according to the needs of countries in the region.
Requirements: Knowledge of techniques, advances in technology and control systems and quality assurance and food safety. Knowledge of pathogenic human diseases caused by food and zoonoses. Five years experience in senior management positions. Experience in international organizations.  Be a national of one of the member states RIOPPAH (Mexico, Belize, Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic).
Contact: If you are interested in joining our team, please send us your personal and professional profile with recent photograph to the following email:

Job Title: Postdoctoral; Research Fellow in Dairy Microbiology
Employer: Ontario Agricultural College, Department of Food Science
Description: This is an opportunity to join a new dairy microbiology group funded by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario. The ideal candidate will contribute to the writing of grant proposals through literature review and design of innovative approaches to improving the quality and health applications of dairy products. Potential research areas include dairy fermentations (starter cultures, yeast, molds), flavor and texture development in fermented dairy products; developing health promoting properties and fermentation processes which will improve dairy sustainability by adding value to co‐products.
Requirements: Ph.D. and experience in the field of dairy science with an understanding of the physical, biochemical and microbiological principles in relation to dairy and/or food systems.
To Apply: Please provide by email to Gisèle LaPointe ( a cover
letter, current CV and the names of three individuals who are willing to provide letters of reference
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food Chemistry
Employer: University of Kentucky
Description: A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately to contribute to research on factors contributing to the flavor of select protein products, and related post-harvest biochemistry of flavor compounds.
Requirements: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Food Science or related area, with a strong research background and an established research record.
To Apply: A UK Employment Application must be submitted to Requisition DU01175 at Position inquiries: Dr. Luke Boatright, Department of Animal & Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, 412 W.P. Garrigus Bldg., Lexington, KY 40546-0215. Phone 859-257-5988. Email:
Deadline: The initial deadline is set for June 30, 2015; however, this date may be extended if necessary.

Open Department Positions

Job Title: Post Doctoral Research Associate in Host Epigenetic-Microbiota Interactions
Employer: University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Food Processing Center
Description: The successful applicant will be expected to engage in research focused on understanding the mechanisms by which the intestinal microbiota alters the host epigenome and contributes to the onset and progression of obesity and metabolic disease.
Requirements: PhD in a related field and a strong background in bioinformatics, biostatistics, large-scale data analysis, and/or programming experience in a Linux/Unix environment.
Contact: Please Apply at:

Open Industry Positions

Job Title: Quality Assurance Technician
Employer: Hostess Brands LLC
Description: Hostess Brands LLC has two Q.A. Technician openings at its food processing facility in Emporia Kansas. The positions entail production line checks to ensure quality, product specs, and overall compliance.  Perform testing and routine paperwork associated with quality functions.  Help enforce GMP's and support company policies.
Requirements: Candidates should have some prior experience, be detail oriented, self-starter, and dependable.  Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word desired. One opening is on days and the other nights, on a  4-day On/4-day Off rotating schedule.
To Apply: Send resume and salary history to Hostess Brands LLC, 1525 Industrial Road, Emporia KS 66801 or e-mail to

Job Title: Sensory Technician
Employer: GRN Consulting Group
Description: Looking for a graduating Food Science student with strong senory experience.
Requirements: A degree in Food Science and Technology
Job Title: Quality Assurance Technician
Employer: Nature's Variety
Description: Responsibilities involve quality audits and food safety monitoring in a pet food processing facility.  This includes monitoring raw materials, processing areas, finished product and providing accurate documentation to support the SSOP, GMP & HACCP programs.   Responsible for on-going monitoring of all product lines and co-packed product.
Requirements: Understanding of food safety including GMP's, SSOP's and HACCP. Must be able to perform in a manufacturing environment with temperatures of  40 -50 F.
To Apply: