Internships and Jobs

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internships/student worker

Lab Animal Care Assistant

University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Gnotobiotic Mouse Facility (located on East Campus behind the Vet Sciences building in the Life Sciences Annex) The gnotobiotic mouse facility is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to help care for our mouse colony. Responsibilities include working with mice in sterile environments; preparing the food, water, and bedding for the mice and maintaining the sterile conditions of the isolators using aseptic techniques. Performing periodic microbiological quality-control checks and assisting lab personnel with various mouse-related tasks. The position is for Fall 2018 and possibly longer.

To apply please contact Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait ( Please send (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) schedule of available days/times to work, and (4) indicate if you are eligible for work study. All four items must be included in your application email.

Department positions

Financial Specialist I

University of Nebraska Lincoln

Working both independently and as a member of the IANR Business Center Operations team, this position is responsible for the financial management of various funding sources associated with the areas that are supported by the Business Center. Work closely with administrators, faculty and staff to ensure proper accounting procedures and grant/contract regulations and deadlines are followed regarding each funding source.

To apply please visit

Open Academic positions

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Iowa State University

The position is based in Ames Iowa, with the expectation of frequent travel to Cedar Rapids Iowa. Cedar Rapids is the home of many grain and food processing industries. CCUR and FSHN have unique research and testing facilities and expertise that relate to these industries. The liaison will serve as a conduit between the industries in Cedar Rapids and ISU to enhance processes, facilitate product development, and improve waste management.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Food Science, Agricultural, Chemical, or Biological or Food Engineering. Related discipline and evidence of leadership is required. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated success in grant writing, work experience in food or grain manufacturing, experience with industry-university partnerships, and demonstrated success in collaborative projects.

To apply, go to vacancy number 800169. Applications will be accepted until position is filled, however, applications received by October 11, 2018 will be given full consideration. For further information, contact search chair Dr. Ruth MacDonald at (515) 294-5991 or For additional information please visit

Assistant/Associate Professor

Brigham Young University

The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science at Brigham Young University invites applications for a full-time, continuing-status track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants must have an earned PhD in Food Science or a related field, or an equivalent doctoral degree.

To apply: Complete an online application found at: Send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Dr. Oscar Pike, search committee chair, at

Assistant Professor of Food Chemistry

University of Georgia

Specific responsibilities include: (1) teach and develop two to three undergraduate/graduate courses in the Food Science curriculum; (2) establish an extramurally funded research program; (3) direct PhD and MS degree students; and (4) advise undergraduates. The successful candidate will actively participate in the teaching, research, and service activities in the Department of Food Science and Technology including participation in global programs. 

A completed PhD in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or equivalent program is required with demonstrated expertise in food chemistry.

Please apply through the University of Georgia:

Assistant Professor of Microbial Food Safety

Cornell University

This tenure-track position requires a balanced effort between research (50%) and teaching (50%) on a 9-month academic year basis. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and direct an innovative, externally funded research program in any areas relevant to food microbiology and food safety that will attract graduate students, post docs and strategic collaborators. Specific potential areas of focus for this position could include (but are not limited to) novel technologies to control microbial hazards; studies of the molecular biology or molecular ecology of microbial pathogens and other food associated microorganisms; pathogenesis of foodborne diseases, predictive microbiology and modeling of foodborne disease and spoilage organism transmission; scientific basis for risk management strategies. 

To apply please visit

Director and Associate Dean

Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University seeks an experienced, forward-looking professional to provide strategic leadership for policy, program, administrative, and external relations as Director of Penn State Extension. The Director serves as an Associate Dean for the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Director will provide strategic leadership for development, delivery, and evaluation of extension education programs statewide; develop and administer the extension education program planning process and related reporting activities; create and foster collaborative, coordinated programming relationships among faculty and extension staff across all units within the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Inquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Steven C. Loerch, Senior Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences ( Interested applicants should apply on Penn State’s online job website ( Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018 and the review process will continue until the position is filled. 

Faculty Research Assistant

Oregon State University

The Department of Food Science & Technology at Oregon State University is excited to announce a search for a 12-month, fixed term Faculty Research Assistant position.
Please see the attached position description for details and share with those that might be interested. Review of applicants will begin starting October 3.

This position oversees the operation of the research food pilot processing plant in Food Science. The incumbent is responsible for providing food processing and evaluation of standard cultivars and new selections of berry fruits and vegetables developed in the breeding programs at the USDA Northwest Center for Small Fruits.

To Apply: Visit posting P02443UF. For full consideration, applications must be received by 10/03/2018. Position closing date is 10/07/2018. For information regarding Food Science and Technology please visit

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate

Chapman University

Chapman University seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate in the Food Science Program’s Food Protection Laboratory ( The primary duty of this position will be to manage a project focused on the generation and analysis of whole-genome sequencing data for noroviruses.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit:
• A cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description
• Curriculum vitae
• Contact information for three references to:
Rosalee Hellberg, Ph.D. at
Please include, “Postdoctoral/Research Associate Position” in the subject line.

Application review will begin October 1, 2018. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

Open industry positions

Associate Food Scientist

Conagra Brands

Under direct supervision, 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.

Requires a BS in Food Science or related field and one year of relevant work experience.

Apply at

Food Safety Technician


The Food Safety Technician will report to the Food Safety Leader and Assistant Food Safety Leader. The Food Safety Technician will assist with daily food safety activities and duties. The Food Safety Technician will assume leadership roles in various responsibilities ie. Document Control. The Food Safety Technician will be able to participate in internal audits as well as contribute to problem solving activities.

Apply at