Internships and Jobs

If you have a job or internship you would like posted to this page, please email your information to foodsci@unl.edu. Posts are generally kept up for 30 days or until a stated deadline has passed.
Internships/student worker

Animal Health Intern

Merck, Elkhorn, NE

The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects.  These opportunities can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals. Interns will work under the direction of a supervisor and assist a team of scientists in their work toward the development of vaccines and other biologicals for use in animals. Opportunities are available for candidates enrolled in undergraduate degree programs.  Candidates must have finished their sophomore year of a four-year bachelor program in a life science discipline by June of 2020.   Candidates should be able to demonstrate their achievements in scientific coursework through academic transcripts. 

For more information and to apply please visit: https://go.unl.edu/5aki

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 (aramer-tait2@unl.edu). 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 Professor in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

University of Kentucky, Lexington KY

This position, in the regular title series, will have an approximate start date of July 1, 2020, with a distribution of effort of approximately 70% research, 25% teaching, and 5% service. The successful candidate must know engineering fundamentals and unit operations that they can apply to process development and scale-up of fermentation, separation, isolation, and purification of biofuels, bioproducts, and traditional food and beverage applications. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with researchers in the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits.

To apply for this position, please visit: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/261507

Graduate Assistantship

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The Graduate Program in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky welcomes inquiries from interested students regarding a graduate assistantship beginning in Summer/Fall 2020. Research opportunities in the area of carbohydrate structural analysis will be provided for MS and/or PhD studies. Assistantship offers a 12-month stipend, health insurance, and graduate tuition. 

For additional information on the assistantship and the application process, interested individuals may contact: Dr. Rachel R. Schendel rachel.schendel@uky.edu

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: https://go.unl.edu/5m7r.

Questions? Contact Julie Obermeyer at jobermeyer@unl.edu. Want to apply? Send her your resume and cover letter!

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Chapman University

Fellows will have the opportunity for self-directed research within the research program of the principal investigator. Areas of interest may include one of: lipid biochemistry & metabolism, maternal & infant nutrition, nutritional modulation of inflammatory bowel disease & gastrointestinal health. The Postdoctoral Fellow must hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent of a doctoral degree (conferred within the past 5 years) and the candidate must not have exceeded five years of prior postdoctoral experience. Position will commence August, 2020. There is a possibility for start date of June, 2020.

To apply please visit https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15505

Senior Extension Associate Institute for Food Safety

As the Director, 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.

To apply: Please apply via Academic Jobs On-line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15167.

Open industry positions

Associate Product Development Specialist

Orion Food Systems, Sioux Falls, SD

The Associate Product Development contributes to the development of innovative products and ideas that are critical to maintaining Orion Foods leadership position in the foodservice industry. Bachelor’s degree (BA) or higher in food science or related field from a four-year college or university and 1+ years’ experience in related area preferred.

To apply, please visit at: https://orionfoods.synchr-recruit.com/

Strategic Accounts Applications Project Specialist 

Sealed Air, Denver, CO

Primary technical liaison between customer and Sealed Air.  A diverse position requiring the ability to interface with all of customers in functional areas (i.e. R&D, Marketing, Procurement, Engineering, etc.). Assist in driving sales growth for new and existing opportunities. The position will be located in the Denver area. This position requires a BA/BS Degree; MBS preferred in Food Science, Meat Science or Packaging.

To apply visit: www.sealedair.com.