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Open Academic positions

Assistant Professor

Michigan State University

The successful candidate is expected to attract externally funded competitive grants to support their sensory science program and will plan and execute the appropriate sensory tests for food industry, provide analysis and written reports, and schedule and supervise sensory laboratory operations. Priority will be on Michigan plant materials for sensory and product development activities.

To apply, applicants must provide requested information at the MSU Human Resources site at and upload requested documentation. Please reference posting number 689396. Documentation should include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a research statement outlining current and future goals, 5) an extension statement outlining current and future goals, 6) a paragraph on commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and 7) the names and contact information of three references. For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Lisa Oliva, 517-353-3303, For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Perry K.W. Ng, 517-353-9605, To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by March 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Assistant Professor

Purdue University

Tenure-track Assistant Professor (9-month) position at Purdue University with research and teaching responsibilities in an area related to biomanufacturing engineering of food, pharmaceutical, and biological-based products. The successful candidate will join the faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering on the main campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized research program in the design of both upstream and downstream processing systems for the production of food, pharmaceutical, and/or biological products. The research may address biological product and process design; modeling, optimization, control, or simulation of batch and continuous microbial processes; or plant, mammalian and/or cell-based/free process systems using laboratory and computer-based methodologies.

Letter of interest, resume, official academic transcripts, statement of diversity, teaching, and research philosophies, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. All materials must be combined into one pdf and submitted electronically via: A background check is required for employment in this position. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Director of the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

The Director has leadership and administrative responsibilities for encouraging and supporting ongoing academic excellence in cutting-edge research, education, and outreach in the School. The Director will represent the School, strengthen existing partnerships, and develop new liaisons and partnerships with stakeholders locally, statewide, nationally, and globally LSU System’s plan for its role, scope, and mission as a leading academic institution provides the framework for research, teaching, and outreach activities and the Director will take the lead in developing a strategic plan for the School that is consistent with current and future plans for excellence. The position requires a Ph.D. in food science, nutritional sciences, or related discipline with a record of distinction in research, teaching, and/or extension with qualifications necessary to hold a tenured academic rank of Professor in the School. Demonstrated leadership and administrative experience at an academic institution are essential.

Application Deadline: March 12, 2021 or until a suitable applicant is located.

Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, transcripts, contact information for at least 3 references, statement of teaching and research interests, and evidence of expertise in nutrition and food science. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre‐employment background check. For more information contact:
Dr. Bruce Cameron, Search Committee Chair
Professor and Department Head
Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising
129 Human Ecology
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2282; Email:; Website:

Open industry positions

Director of Foodservice Research & Development

Sigma/Bar - S, Phoenix, AZ

Administer and direct efforts of Processed Meats Product Development focusing on increasing competitive advantage through low cost products and consumer preference. This Director maintains frequent contact with a broad range of business functions.

This position requires a  Bachelor’s Degree in Food or Animal Science or equivalent or equivalent work experience, 10 years’ product development experience, and 5 years' experience managing a team.

For more information and to apply please visit LinkedIn


Food Science Intern (R&D) – Full Time

Pharmatech, Lindon, UT

As an intern, you would be required to play a supporting role in the development and improvement of a range of powder and liquid products, from concept through to commercialization. Utilizing best practices and procedures, you would be involved in the ideation and hands on formulation of products, scale up and commercialization support, and be required to interact across multiple departments including Marketing, Sales, Quality, Procurement, Operations etc.

To apply please contact