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

Associate/Full Professor & Executive Director, Integrated Food Security Research Center Prairie View A&M University PhD 9/23/2021
Nutritionist U.S. Department of Agriculture BS or MS and RD 9/23/2021
Engineering-Rotational Development Program (2 years) Del Monte Foods, Inc. BS 9/20/2021
Business Development Intern Jellatech Currently pursuing a BS or MS 9/16/2021
Lab Operations Intern Jellatech Currently pursuing a BS 9/16/2021
Early Career Rotational Program Associate Glanbia BS 9/10/2021
Intern Glanbia N/A 9/10/2021
Technical Adviser (Nutrition Guidelines & Standards) Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations MS or PhD 9/9/2021
Nutrition & Food Studies Term Instructional Faculty George Mason University PhD 9/3/2021
Food Technologist Plantible Foods BS or MS 9/2/2021
Innovation Intern Plantible Foods N/A 9/2/2021
Food Science Postdoctoral Researcher Montana State University PhD 9/2/2021
Research Associate, Food Enzymology International Flavors & Fragrances BS or MS 9/1/2021
Assistant Nutrition Educator & Program Coordinator University of Georgia, Nutritional Sciences BS 9/1/2021
Postdoctoral Researcher NC State, Interdisciplinary Risk Sciences Program PhD 9/1/2021
Extension Agent, Local Foods NC State, Cooperative Extension BS or MS 8/31/2021
Senior Flavorist – Beverages Mitch Miles Associates BS or MS 8/30/2021
Associate Scientist Hood BS 8/27/2021
Associate Editor Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior PhD 8/26/2021
Campus Organizer Student PIRGs Recent graduates 8/26/2021
Student Analyst CREATE Economic Development Center, UNC MBA, PhD, or pursuing an MS 8/24/2021
Food Science R&D Internship Superbrewed Food, Inc. Rising Junior or Senior working towards a BS or MS 8/20/2021
Human Services Program Supervisor Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Health BS 8/17/2021
R&D Intern Panaceutics Nutrition N/A 8/14/2021
Project Services Manager – Gut Health Cargill BS 8/10/2021
Food Scientist Cargill BS 8/10/2021
Protein Food Science R&D Intern 2022 Cargill Summer before final year of pursuing a BS or currently pursuing an MS or PhD 8/5/2021
Executive Director/Associate Research Professor Columbia University PhD 7/26/2021

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: