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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.

Job Opportunities

Current Openings

PositionOrganizationDegree QualificationsDate Posted
Quality Control SupervisorPepsi Bottling Ventures, Winston-Salem, NCHigh School diploma or equivalent. Associate’s degree in Sciences preferred. Three years supervisory experience preferred.7/8/2024
Divisional Capabilities TrainerPepsi Bottling Ventures, Raleigh, NCHigh school diploma and Five years experience in a related field.
2-3 years experience in developing, leading, and managing training.
Assistant Director of Fitness and WellnessDuke University, Durham, NCBachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field.7/5/2024
Food Scientist InternCarolina Copacking, Henderson, NCCurrently enrolled in an academic program for Food Science and or Food Engineering.6/27/2024
Food ScientistCarolina Copacking, Henderson, NCBachelor’s degree in agricultural science, biology, chemistry, or a related field.6/27/2024
Extension Agent- Food Security CoordinatorOrange County Cooperative Extension, Orange County, NCMaster’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in a related field with five years of relevant experience.6/19/2024
R&D Tech Services Scientist/EngineerSara Lee Frozen Bakery, Tarboro, NCDegree in Food Science or related field preferred, minimum of 5 years experience in manufacturing environment6/17/2024
R&D Commercialization ScientistAlamance Foods, Burlington, NCBachelors or Masters in Food Science or related majors.6/11/2024
Quality Assurance SupervisorKrispy Kreme, Winston-Salem, NCBachelor’s degree in Food Science, or related field preferred.6/09/2024
Sr. Analyst, Food Safety & QualityKrispy Kreme, Charlotte, NCBachelor’s degree in science or a related field preferred. Minimum 5 years in a production facility.5/15/2024
Sanitation Manager, Global Food Safety & QualityKrispy Kreme, Charlotte, NCBachelor’s degree in science or a related field preferred. Minimum 5 years in a production facility.5/15/2024
Food Safety SupervisorKrispy Kreme, Indianapolis, INBachelor’s degree in Food Science or other Food Science related field and/or 5+ years’ experience.5/15/2024
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Food EngineeringUSDA-ARS, Manhattan, KSCandidates within 4 years of Ph.D. completion or will complete their Ph.D. by Fall 2025 will be given priority.5/15/2024
Clinical Educator in DieteticsCape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, NCMaster’s degree in Nutrition Sciences/Dietetics. Credentialed by CDR as active Registered Dietitian. 5/15/2024
Science Group Leader – Consumer & Product InsightsScience New Zealand, Auckland NZA postgraduate qualification (ideally a PhD in Science) and high achievement in a relevant science area.5/15/2024
Tenure-Track Assistant ProfessorNutrition Program, Hunter College, CUNYEarned doctoral degree in Nutrition, or closely related field.5/13/2024
Registered Dietitian NutritionistChrysalis Center for Counseling, Wilmington, NCBachelor’s degree in nutrition or a related field; Master’s degree preferred; Registered Dietitian (RD) license/certification required.5/6/2024
Research Communications SpecialistGlobal Food Research Program, UNC Chapel Hill, NCBS degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.5/6/2024
Food TechnologistTulkoff Food Products, Inc., Baltimore, MDBS degree in food science, food technology or equivalent majors.5/6/2024
Postdoctoral Positions
(3 positions)
UC Davis, Food Science and Technology1. Chemical/Food/Ag Engineering
2. Food/Plant Microbiology
3. Chemistry

External job boards that may benefit FBNS students and graduates include:

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.

NC State’s Career Development Center

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.

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.


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