Career Opportunities

The Places You'll Go

Many alumni have launched their careers in the food and pharmaceutical industries, clinical research, non-profit programs, healthcare fields, and regulatory agencies. Many work as food process innovators, product developers, regulatory agents, or laboratory researchers.

Food Science graduates are often employed by prominent companies such as Kraft, Unilever, and Frito-Lay. Others join regulatory agencies such as the FDA and USDA striving to strengthen food safety standards.

Bioprocessing Science graduates are desired by biotech companies at the forefront of new technologies, such as Biogen, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novozymes. Careers in bioprocessing and biotechnology could lead to important solutions for global issues, such as climate change, food and energy security, and infectious diseases.

Graduates of Nutrition Sciences often earn positions in clinical trials research, the healthcare industry, or non-profit development. Many go on to pursue professional or graduate studies as registered dietitians and physician assistants.

See where you can go with a degree from FBNS.


Current Openings

External job boards that may benefit FBNS students and graduates include Careers in Food, Food Grads Job Board, Institute of Food Technologists – Dogwood Section Job Board, KeyCorporate Services, Nutrition Jobs, and The American Society for Nutrition.

As we foster relationships with leaders in industry and our alumni, many reach out directly to recruit FBNS talent. The below openings are sent directly from our contacts and updated on a regular basis. Positions will be removed once the posting has closed or after two months of promotion, whichever occurs first.



Degree Qualifications

Date Posted

Sanitation Supervisor (Mocksville, NC) Brakebush Brothers, Inc. BS  11/28/2022
Food Safety Research Internship USDA-ARS BS, MS, or PhD candidate  11/21/2022
Assistant Professor (East Lansing, MI) Michigan State University, Dept. of Packaging PhD 11/18/2022
Instructor Little Medical School N/A 11/18/2022
R&D Internships Campbells Depends on internship 11/14/2022
College Advising Corps Adviser (Raleigh, NC) NC State University, College Advising Corps BS degree between May ’20-May ’22 11/14/2022
Local Food Program Coordinator Carolina Farm Stewardship Association BS 11/9/2022
WIC Nutritionist (Durham, NC) Lincoln Community Health Center BS 11/3/2022
Technical Service/R&D Internship (Franklinton/RTP, NC) Novozymes BS, MS or PhD candidate 10/31/2022
Process Engineering & Global Optimization Internship (Franklinton, NC) Novozymes BS, MS or PhD candidate 10/31/2022
Assistant Professor The University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences PhD 10/31/2022
R&D Process Engineering Intern (Wilmington, MA) Hood BS candidate (sophomore level and above) 10/25/2022
Validation Engineer (Chelmsford, MA) Integrated Project Services BS 10/24/2022
Supervisor FSQA (Sanford, NC) Tyson Foods, Inc. BS 10/19/2022
Director of the Division of Food, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences University of Missouri – Columbia PhD 10/19/2022
Sr. R&D Scientist (Winston-Salem, NC) Herbalife BS 10/17/2022
Sr. Pilot Plant Technician (Winston-Salem, NC) Herbalife BS 10/17/2022
Research & Development Internship (Salisbury, MD) Perdue Farms BS, MS or PhD candidate 10/17/2022
Quality & Food Safety Intern (Council Bluffs, IA) Bunge BS or MS candidate 10/17/2022
Quality & Food Safety Intern (Sandston, VA) Bunge BS or MS candidate 10/17/2022
Quality & Food Safety Intern (Decatur, IN) Bunge BS or MS candidate 10/17/2022
Health & Nutrition Science Intern PepsiCo BS 10/17/2022
Associate Product Developer Sabra BS 10/17/2022
R&D Associate Sabra BS 10/17/2022

University Resources

NC State’s Career Development Center offers ePACK, a system that allows you to search and apply for internships and jobs, schedule appointments with career counselors and on-campus interviews with employers, and find career fairs and related events.

Other resources to help develop your skills and connect with employers include:

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Professional Organizations

Professional organizations aim to advance a profession and support the interests of those working in that profession. They facilitate innovation, communication, and connection.

Popular organizations for FBNS students and alumni include:


Competitions allow students to gain experience, connect their interests to real-world projects, and potentially gain recognition.

Popular annual competitions for FBNS students include: