Internships and Jobs

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 Academic Positions

Job Title:
Assistant Professor in Food Quality Assurance
Employer: McGill Univeristy
Description: The successful applicant is expected to work closely with the recently established Food Safety and Quality Program (FSQP) at McGill University. The candidate is expected to establish research themes focusing on food quality and safety and food analysis to solve problems identified by the food industry and the relevant government agencies. The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of the commercial and regulatory environment of the Canadian food industry, the ability to network with government and industry, as well as maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Requirements: A doctoral degree in food science specializing in quality assurance is required.
Contact: Interested applicants are asked to submit electronic version of a signed letter of interest, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address) and three letters of reference to
Deadline: September 1st, 2015
(posted 7/10/15)

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Employer: Ohio State, College of Food, Agricultural, and Enviromental Sciences
Description: The Department of Food Science and Technology seeks to advance the science of spectroscopy in foods. Appointment can be an Assistant (tenure eligible) or Associate (tenured) Professor (9 month) commensurate with experience. Successful applicants will supervise an extramurally-funded research program, develop strong relationships and collaborations with the food faculty and the food industry, contribute to teaching (graduate and undergraduate), demonstrate a commitment to the profession through leadership in national and international organizations, and serve university committees and campus networks.
Requirements: Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a closely related discipline specializing in analytical spectroscopy and metabolomics to address contemporary challenges in foods and health. Applicants should have experience in analytical spectroscopy, especially in NMR.
To Apply: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one page statement of future research plans, highlighting relevance to analytical spectroscopy and metabolomics in foods for health, a one page teaching philosophy, contact information for four references, and a statement addressing experience mentoring underrepresented students or groups. Submit all material electronically in a single PDF to Luis E. Rodriguez-Saona, Chair of the Search Committee at Evaluation begins on September 15, 2015, and continues until an outstanding candidate is hired.
Deadline: September 15, 2015
(posted 7/29/15)

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Employer: Ohio State, College of Education and Human Ecology
Description: Research interests of applicants include, but are not limited to, improving the understanding of individual metabolic variability, improving detection and prognosis of chronic disease states, stratifying subpopulations based on biochemical profiles, monitoring response to therapy, or development of personalized lifestyle approaches.
Requirements: PhD in Nutritional Sciences, Dietetics, Kinesiology or related field. Demonstrated research productivity and evidence of, or potential for, an independently-funded research program. Experience working with human metabolomic data and inter-disciplinary translational research teams, including industry, and mentoring members of underrepresented groups. Applicants for appointment as Associate Professor should have an existing extramurally funded research program. Applicants for appointment as Assistant Professor should have postdoctoral experience.
To Apply: Application materials should be sent to Dr. Jeff Volek at
Deadline: September 1, 2015
(posted 7/17/15)

Job Title: Graduate Research Assistantship and Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions
Employer: Purdue University
Description: The Department of Food Science at Purdue University has two Graduate Research Assistantship (PhD) and one Postdoctoral Research Associate positions commencing 2016 Spring Semester or thereafter with a focus on the impact of fouling on sustainability of food processing.
Requirments: MS degree (for Graduate Research Assistant applicant)/PhD degree (for Postdoctoral Research Associate applicant) in Food Science, Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or closely related fields with relevant expertise to Food Engineering.
To Apply: Graduate Research Assistant: Applicants must complete the official University graduate program application at, and their applications must be approved by the Department graduate committee to be considered for funding. The Department’s graduate application requirements and process can be accessed at Postdoctoral Research Associate: Applicants should send a CV, cover letter (addressing their qualifications, research interests and experience related to this position), the names and contact information for three references, and copies
(unofficial) of undergraduate and graduate transcripts via email to Dr Jen-Yi Huang (
(posted 7/10/15)

Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Employer: The Pennsylvania State University
Description: The main focus of this position will be to understand native structure-function properties of casein proteins from bovine and human milk as well as physicochemical factors leading to novel functionality in food and pharmaceutical applications. We are interested in the fundamental understanding of casein micelles throughout mammals and novel technological applications of poorly characterized milk components.
Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering, Food Science, or related fields completed by start date. Desired qualifications include electron microscopy, rheology, and chromatography.
Apply: Interested applicants should upload a CV, names of three professional references and cover letter describing research interests and career goals at Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Federico Harte ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
(posted 7/10/15)

Job Title: Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Employer: North Carolina State University, Plants for Human Health Institute
Description: The PHHI has several open positions for tenure track facutly specializing in Regenerative Medicine (Position 00104960), Translantional Nutrition and Food Sciences (Position 00104962), and Food Allergies/Immunology (Position 00104961). Appointees may be competitive for David H. Murdock Distinguished Professorships within the Institute. Successful applicants will have appointments in an NCSU department within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).
Requirements: A Ph.D. required in a specified or related field.
Apply: To apply, visit or the specific reference links above for each position. Please submit curriculum vitae, summary of current and proposed research programs, and contact details for 5 references. For questions or additional information, please contact Tara L. Vogelien, Director for Business & Research Administration, Plants for Human Health Institute,, 704.250.5401.
(posted 7/29/15)

Open Industry Positions

Job Title:
Bio-based Product Development Postdoctoral Research
A Bio-based Product Development Postdoctoral Research Opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Biobased and Other Animal Co-Products Research Unit (BOACRU) in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania. The Principal Investigator’s (PI) research group is primarily engaged in developing bio-based flocculants. Flocculants are substances that aid in clarifying water by causing suspended contaminants to settle. Many commercial flocculants are fossil-fuel based polymers.  The flocculants being developed are made from by-products of the meat industry, specifically blood and rendered protein.
Eligible applicants must have received a doctorate degree.  A wide variety of disciplines related to chemistry, food science, biochemistry, and chemical or bio systems engineering are appropriate.  Candidates without significant laboratory research experience will not be considered.
To Apply:
(posted 7/17/15)

Job Title:
Chief Food Technologist
Employer: MRIGlobalFoodBev
Description: Responsible for leading the processes of planning, coordinating, and implementing of new product development, product quality improvement, and cost reduction initiatives, while identifying new opportunities within and beyond existing brands/categories
Requirements: BS Degree is mandatory - no preference. Ideally wants Hummus experience, but open to dressings, dips and purees. Must come from a liquids background. Must have some sort of culinary experience. Experience with spices and blendings. 5 - 10+ years R&D experience.
To Apply:
(posted 7/17/15)

Job Title: Research Food Technologist
Employer: Food and Drug Administration
Description: The candidate will be responsible for conceiving, planning, executing and completing research projects consistent with the strategic plan of the Agency. The candidate serves as a principal investigator in originating and maintaining a research program on determining the effects of processing on the formation, degradation and removal of potentially harmful constituents in food. 
Requirements: Job requirements include an earned Ph.D. in Food Science, or a closely related discipline with a strong background in food chemistry and food processing.   Experience using analytical techniques such as LC-MS, GC-MS, FTIR, NIR and immunochemical detection methods is required.  Knowledge of statistics and experimental design is also highly recommended.
To Apply: Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application and 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background, qualifications, experience, and publications.  The position is located at FDA; 6502 S. Archer Road; Bedford Park, IL  60501.  Send all materials or inquiries via email:  Lauren S. Jackson, Ph.D.; Chief, Process Engineering Branch, Division of Food Processing Science and Technology,
(posted 7/10/15)