Internships and Jobs

Open department positions
Job Title: 3+1 Program Assistant Professors of Practice
Employer: University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Description: The incumbents will provide instruction for the 3+1 cooperative Food Science and Technology Program of study that is now established between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and Northwest Agricultural & Forestry University (NWAFU) in Yangling, China. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in Yangling, although instruction in Lincoln may be possible during some semesters.
Requirements:  This position requires a Ph.D.
Contact:  Go to Search for a position:
F_160009 – Food Chemistry/Analysis and Nutrition Specialist
F_160010 – Food Engineer/Processing Specialist
F_160011 – Food Microbiologist/Food Science Specialist
(posted 2/4/16)
Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Structural Glycobiology
Employer: University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Description: The successful candidate will develop a strong, extramurally funded research program that focuses on elucidating the chemical structures and conformations of complex oligo- and polysaccharides, including glycoproteins and glycolipids, and their relevance to health and disease, especially via host-microbe metabolic and/or signaling processes. The candidate will also be involved in course instruction in the area of carbohydrate chemistry.
Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, biological sciences, plant science, or related field and demonstrated potential to conduct an independent research program.
Contact: To view details of the position and make application, go to Search for position #F_160045. Click on “Apply to this job.” Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

(posted 3/7/16)

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Food Safety Microbiology
Employer: University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Department of Food Science and Technology
Description: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a high impact research and extension program that addresses contemporary food safety problems including those caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal organisms.
Requirements: A PhD or equivalent in Food Science, Food Microbiology, Microbiology or a closely related area is required (earned PhD in place by date of employment), relevant postdoctoral or industry experience, and demonstrated potential to conduct independent research. Associate level applicants should have an established research program and a record of external funding.
Contact: To view details of the position and make application, go to Search for position #F_160041.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin on June 1st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
(posted 2/26/16)

Open academic positions
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Extension Food Safety Specialist
South Dakota State University
This position will be expected to develop a nationally-recognized program, and will participate in and/or lead Extension and research teams in integrated multidisciplinary projects among campus-wide collaborators.
Ph.D. degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Nutritional Sciences, or other closely related field by the time of employment. Academic preparation and demonstrated scholarly mastery in a discipline relevant to food safety.
To 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.”
(posted 5/25/16)
Job Title: Instructor/Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Employer: Pennsylvania State University
Description: The applicant will be expected to teach two 3-credit courses per semester according to departmental needs and assist with other courses and extension programs. The candidate will be encouraged to support student led activities (e.g., Food Science Club) and participate and lead a number of teaching and learning enrichment and professional development programs.
Requirements: Must hold a Master’s degree in Food Science (Doctorate degree preferred) or a closely related field.
To Apply: Questions about the position may be directed to: Dr. Federico Harte, Search Committee Chair and Associate Professor of Food Science, at or 814-867-5689.
(posted 5/5/16)
Open industry positions
Job Title: Food Safety and Quality Chemist (2-3 positions)
Employer: Cargill
Description: The position is responsible for ensuring products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety. Assurance of product quality requires the chemist to monitor quality assurance systems including instrumentation calibration, maintenance, cross checks, methods, procedures, raw materials, food safety, and training.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology, or Biochemistry.
To Apply: Please visit and search for job listing BLA01075.
(posted 5/5/16)
Job Title: Quality Assurance/Sensory Intern
Employer: Chipotle Mexicn Grill
Description: The primary focus of this internship is working to create digital versions of evaluation documents to make the food sensory evaluation program more efficient for Quality Assurance, Purchasing, and our suppliers. Upon completion of this project, the intern will be expected to complete a report and present their results to the Quality Assurance team.
Requirements: Be able to perform frequent QA and sensory evaluations on a variety of foods including highly spicy foods, animal proteins, and foods with potential allergens including but not limited to: milk, eggs, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, wheat and gluten, sulfites, sesame seeds, and mustard.
To Apply:
(posted 4/28/16)
Job Title: Research and Development Manager
Food Dreams Made Real (FDMR, Inc.)
The R&D Manager manages and directs the research and development programs and personnel to meet organizational needs and to capitalize on potential new products. The individual designs working prototypes of a variety of proposed products or services. The manager develops production standards and processes in order to maximize complex product services' efficiency and effectiveness.
Expertise in the culinary arts a must. Ability to travel between Lincoln, NE and Omaha, NE as required.
To Apply:
(posted 5/25/16)
Job Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate
Employer: U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
Description: The successful candidate will work on problems related to identifying genomic variation responsible for phenotypic variation in cattle and pigs.
To Apply: Please contact Dr. Brittney Keel, Research Geneticist,, 402-762-4166.
(posted 5/5/16)