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

There are no open department positions at this time, please check back .

Open Academic positions

Assistant or Associate Professor

University of Tennessee

The Department of Food Science at the University of Tennessee seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to fill a unique role in coordinating food safety research and extension activities. The successful applicant will develop a high-impact, nationally recognized integrated research and extension program focusing on emerging issues in applied and/or fundamental food microbiology and food safety. The position requires an earned doctorate in Food Science or closely related field with a concentration in food microbiology, microbiology, or a related field with a focus on microbiological food safety by the time of appointment. To apply, submit a single pdf file with 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background qualifications, experience, and publications, 3) a one-two page statement describing integrated research and extension goals, 4) transcripts of all college course work, and 5) names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of five individuals who will serve as references.

Inquiries to the position and application materials can be directed to:
      Dr. David Golden, Search Chair
      The University of Tennessee
      Department of Food Science
      2510 River Drive
      Knoxville, TN 37996-4539
      Ph: 865-974-9121

Research Assistant Professor

Kansas State University

The Food Science Institute within Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking applicants for a full-time 12-month non-tenure track research assistant professor position to be located at our Olathe campus (Kansas City metropolitan area). As an essential Food Science Institute team member, the successful individual will develop a nationally-recognized, stakeholder-informed research program in produce safety that will include characterizing and assessing the risks posed by microbial hazards and identifying and evaluating the efficacy of pre- and post-harvest controls. This position requires a Ph.D. in food science, food microbiology, horticulture, or a closely related field.

Please apply on-line at

Open industry positions

Food Safety Coordinator

American Laboratories

American Laboratories is seeking a qualified Food Safety Coordinator to add to their growing team. Strategically manage, lead, and coordinate continuous improvement efforts and programs related to food safety and quality processes and systems for American Laboratories. Use technical expertise to educate members on food safety and quality applications and systems. For more information and to apply please contact  

Food Scientist


Under limited 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. Drives project timelines, creates technical proposals and reports, and makes recommendations.

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Food Technologist


Incumbent performs a variety of duties requiring the design, development, research, and adaptation of shell egg and egg product physical and functional quality and other scientific methods and techniques to analyze problems aimed at improving product quality, processing efficiency, and plant sanitation as impacted by laying hen housing systems. The position is assigned to the Egg Safety and Quality Research Unit, Southeast Area, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture located at the US National Poultry Research Center, Athens, GA.

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Research and Developmental Scientist


Streck is recruiting for a talented and professional research and development scientist to join our immunology and biomarkers team. This position is responsible for working on research and development projects that are focused on product and process improvements to current commercial product applications and new product development projects. 

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