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

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

San Diego State University

PhD 11/29/2021
Senior PR Manager, Food Policy Program Vital Strategies BS or BA 11/22/2021
Summer Internship Program North Carolina Department of Administration N/A 11/22/2021
Nutrition Program Assistant North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services N/A 11/12/2021
Quality Control Lab Intern – Spring LC America Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program 11/12/2021
QA Manager – Plant HP Hood BS 11/11/2021
R&D Process/Product Engineer HP Hood BS 11/11/2021
Research Health Science Specialist Durham VA Medical Center BS 11/10/2021
Scientific Nutrition Writer Standard Process BS 11/10/2021
PepsiCo Health & Nutrition Science Intern PepsiCo BS 11/10/2021
Various Fellowships U.S. Department of Defense PhD 11/3/2021
Registered Dietitians

Dietitians on Demand

RD 11/1/2021
Various Internships

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Depends on position 10/28/2021
Program Assistant FHI 360 BS 10/27/2021
Post-Doctoral Fellowship FDA PhD 10/13/2021
Assistant Professor of Food Systems & Sustainability NC State University, FBNS PhD 10/13/2021
User Experience (Sensory) Intern Danone Pursuing a BS or MS 10/13/2021
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Gardner-Webb University Doctorate or terminal
Quality Specialist Campbell’s BS 10/13/2021
Food Science/Quality Intern Butterball Pursuing a BS 10/13/2021
Regulatory Affairs Intern – Summer 2022 Hood Pursuing a BS 10/12/2021
R&D Intern – 2022 Hood BS, MS, or PhD 10/12/2021
Process Engineering Intern Hood Junior, senior, or graduate-level experience 10/12/2021
Product Development Manager Farther Farms MS or PhD 10/7/2021
Senior Microbiologist Farther Farms MS or PhD 10/7/2021
Senior Food Scientist Farther Farms MS or PhD 10/7/2021
Associate Food Scientist Farther Farms MS 10/7/2021
Food Scientist Farther Farms MS 10/7/2021
Various Internships Grande Cheese Company Depends on position 10/7/2021

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: