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

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

Academic Specialist

Michigan State University

This position will be responsible for teaching coursework for the IAT Food Processing, Technology and Safety Certificate Program located at Michigan State University (MSU) and at IAT community college partners. Additional responsibilities will include maintenance and coordination of the food processing mobile labs/units. Units will include liquid processing (fruit, vegetable, and milk), retort, and cereal grains.

Applications will be accepted immediately and until a suitable candidate is identified.  Applicants may apply for this position (590718) via the link at https://jobs.msu.edu.

Assistant Professor

Mississippi State University

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 jobs.msstate.edu.

Assistant Professor

University of California, Davis

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.

Application materials must be submitted at the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/. To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by October 1, 2019.

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 
https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/507051/research-assistant-professor

Open industry positions

Food Scientist

Ascent

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.

To apply visit: http://www.ascentsg.com/jobs/n-a/food-scientist-1?SID=BYD

Food Technologist

USDA

The 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.

To apply contact: deana.jones@ars.usda.gov

Manager, Food Safety Program

Sysco, Lincoln, NE

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 mkinter@americanlaboratories.com.  

QA Lab Analyst

Mars, Aurora, NE

This position is responsible for developing and implementing innovative solutions to site-based quality and food safety systems to ensure operational conformance to consumer and customer expectations. 

As a site-based R&D resource, this position requires working closely with supply, maintenance, engineering, logistics, central and global quality, food safety & distribution systems specialists and regulatory affairs to identify opportunities to improve product quality, systems and safety. 

This position is also responsible for acquiring and understanding the advancement of global petfood processes and auditing techniques to drive appropriate innovations for the site. 

To apply visit the Mars application page.

Quality Assurance Manager

Pidy Inc, a New York-based manufacturer of ready to fill pastries is looking for a Quality Assurance Manager.

Must be familiar with HACCP plans and implementation, basic knowledge of microbial risk, food safety and public policy, capable of keeping up to date on regulatory standards, able to conduct food safety training for production workers.  Able to work in a cross-functional team, communicate effectively and attention to detail.

To apply, email resume to ARicciardi@pidy.com 

Research and Developmental Scientist

Streck

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. 

To apply visit: https://go.unl.edu/n7w6