Career Opportunities

The Places You'll Go

Many alumni have launched their careers in the food and pharmaceutical industries, clinical research laboratories, 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 Idec, 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

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

Executive Director/Associate Research Professor Columbia University PhD 7/26/2021
Food Process Technician Black Sheep Foods High school diploma or GED 7/26/2021
Food Technologist/Process Engineer Black Sheep Foods BS 7/26/2021
Quality Assurance Manager Olam Edible Nuts BS 7/23/2021
Research Microbioloist/Research Food Technologist USDA-ARS Southeastern Fruit & Tree Nut Research Unit PhD 7/21/2021
Assistant Quality Assurance Manager Olam Edible Nuts BS 7/21/2021
Healthy Eating & Nutrition Security Coordinator Wake County Department of Health & Human Services MS, RD or RDN 7/15/2021
Academic Program Support Coordinator UNC-Chapel Hill – School of Global Public Health BS 7/9/2021
Various Internships Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Dependent upon specific internship 7/6/2021
EFNEP Outreach, Partnership & Training Coordinator University of Maryland – Nutrition & Food Science BS 7/6/2021
Junior Cheesemaker/Cheesemaking Assistant Perrystead Dairy N/A 7/6/2021
Technical Sales GNT Group BS 7/6/2021
Vice President & Technical Director American Malting Barley Association, Inc. MS or PhD 6/30/2021
Microbiology Fellowship FDA BS, MS or PhD 6/29/2021
Part-time Lecturer – Nutrition Cal Poly MS 6/29/2021
Clinical Research Specialist Duke Health AS 6/25/2021
Nutrition Volunteer Duke Health N/A 6/25/2021
Food Scientist Helaina MS 6/24/2021
Nutrition Science Tenure-Track: Full Professor/Associate-Assistant Professor Indiana University PhD 6/15/2021
Non-Tenure-Track: Clinical Full-Associate-Assistant Professor Indiana University PhD 6/15/2021
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) PhD 6/14/2021
Quality Intern Alamance Foods Current undergraduate student 6/3/2021
Senior Pilot Plant Technician (R&D) Herbalife BS 5/28/2021
Supply Chain Specialist The Ingredient House AS 5/28/2021
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NC State University Resources

Need a jump-start on your career search? CALS Career Services can help you develop a plan to pursue successful careers and connect you to employers.

Check out how the NC State Career Development Center can help you identify your career goals and stand out to secure a rewarding career.