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

No open Department positions at this time. Please check back as new positions are posted regularly.

Open Academic positions

Assistant/Associate Professor

New Mexico State University, Department of Food Science

This is a 12-month tenure-track position with 63% research, 25% Extension, and 12% teaching responsibilities in the area of microbiological food safety. Extension programming in microbial food safety with a focus on chile peppers, fresh produce, and processing of other commodities important to New Mexico.

To apply, please contact Dr. Donald E. Conner at

Assistant Professor

UC Davis, Food Physical Chemistry

The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework, with a typical teaching load of two to three courses per year encompassing courses focused on food chemistry (e.g., FST100A, Food Chemistry; FST100C, Physical Chemistry of Foods; FST101A, Food Chemistry Laboratory and FST202, Chemical and Physical Changes in Food.). Additional contributions to departmental courses and graduate education in Food Science and Technology are expected, with opportunities for participation in the graduate groups of Food Science, Viticulture and Enology, Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry and others.

For more information and to apply please visit

Assistant Professor

Mississippi State University, Department of Poultry Science

The Department of Poultry Science is seeking an Assistant Professor for a 9-month tenure track (60% research, 40% teaching) position to develop a program that emphasizes food safety issues important to food production/processing, including, but not limited to food-borne pathogen control, mitigation of microbial risk in processing plants, regulatory compliance initiatives, and global food safety initiative. The Department of Poultry Science is seeking an Assistant Professor for a 9-month tenure track (60% research, 40% teaching) position to develop a program that emphasizes food safety issues important to food production/processing, including, but not limited to food-borne pathogen control, mitigation of microbial risk in processing plants, regulatory compliance initiatives, and global food safety initiative.

Applicants should apply online at

Assistant Professor

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Food Science

The Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking outstanding candidates with expertise in food science, including, but not limited to: Processing and/or any engineering discipline, Mathematical modeling and/or big data analysis, Sustainability, Packaging, Analysis and/or detection, Chemistry and/or biochemistry, and Physical properties.

Review of the applications will begin on December 1, 2018. Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to Lynne McLandsborough

Coordinator - Recruitment and Academic Services

South Dakota State University, Dairy and Food Science Department

The objective of the position is to increase undergraduate enrollment in the department. Responsibilities will include developing and implementing effective recruitment plans focusing on enrollment of undergraduate students in the Dairy and Food Science Department. This position meets with and advises prospective students about the academic offerings, activities, careers, and other opportunities that the Dairy and Food Science Department provides and representing the Department at University and industry events and meetings. Travel is required.

To apply, please visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.”

Director/Senior Extension Associate

Institute for Food Safety, Department of Food Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Cornell University, Geneva, New York

The incumbent will lead a dynamic team to continue to build and strengthen the IFS@CU extension, research, and outreach program. He/she will be responsible for setting priorities for IFS@CU activities with input from an internal Steering Committee of Cornell University faculty and an Advisory Council composed of internal and external stakeholders from academia, industry, and local, state, and federal government agencies. 

Further Info:, Sarah Lincoln <>, 315-787-2255

Food Engineer

University of Arkansas, Agriculture Extension

The candidate is expected to use a multi-disciplinary systems approach to develop a nationally recognized research program in understanding engineering properties of foods containing macromolecules and micronutrients for advanced manufacturing and delivery of food using technologies such as additive manufacturing (3D printing) to achieve targeted functionality for improving health, quality, and safety.

Applications should be submitted electronically at

Peer Career Coaches

CASNR Career Center is recruiting for its first team of Peer Career Coaches to support CASNR students in their career development. CASNR students who are a natural mentor or coach should check out the opportunity at:

Questions? Contact Julie Obermeyer at Want to apply? Send her your resume and cover letter!

Post-Doctoral Scientist/Research Associate

Louisiana State University, School of Nutrition and Food Sciences

The School of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the Louisiana State University AgCenter seeks one post-doctoral scientist/research associate to work in the food safety program of Dr. Achyut Adhikari. The selected applicant will work on produce food safety research and extension activities related to the Food Safety Modernization Act requirements. 

Apply online at  by attaching a letter stating qualifications and career goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three professional references. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that instead of attaching the letters of recommendation online, they may be sent directly to Dr. Achyut Adhikari

Open industry positions

Laboratory Scientist I

State of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture Food, Dairy & Residue Laboratory performs a wide range of microbiology and chemistry tests. This position is split half-and-half between dairy and food testing. Test results support regulatory programs in the NDA Food Safety and Consumer Protection focus area to protect public health and to prevent consumer fraud. Labwork adheres to ISO 17025 and the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance to ensure the quality and mutual recognition of test results.

To apply visit 

QA Analyst I

 Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Crete NE

This position is responsible for testing of our pet food to ensure it meets Nestle Purina's quality standards. You will be the eyes and ears of Quality Assurance on the production floor and will partner closely with your team and the Maintenance and Production teams. This position will be scheduled for a back shift- either 2nd or 3rd shift and will be required to work every other weekend.

To apply, please visit