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

Dietetic Assistant UNC Medical Center High School diploma 5/16/2022
Dietetic Assistant – Call Center UNC Medical Center High School diploma 5/16/2022
Dietetic Assistant – Overnight UNC Medical Center High School diploma 5/16/2022
Food Safety Manager L&M BS 5/13/2022
Nutritionist Onslow County BS 5/13/2022
Community Health Education Programs Coordinator Inter-Faith Food Shuttle BS 5/13/2022
Food Safety Assistant Butterfields Candy N/A 5/13/2022
Virtual Assistant Whole Health Partners N/A 5/13/2022
Nutritionist I Lenoir County Health Department BS, RD 5/9/2022
Food Scientist Green Compass BS 5/9/2022
Quality Assurance Technician Firstwave Innovations, Inc. High school diploma 5/4/2022
Quality Assurance Manager BeaconPoint Labs BS 4/29/2022
Laboratory Aid NC State University, USDA-ARS Food Science Research Unit Rising seniors or graduate students 4/29/2022
Research Assistant, Flow Cytometry NC State University, USDA-ARS Food Science Research Unit Rising seniors or graduate students 4/29/2022
Research Assistant NC State University, USDA-ARS Food Science Research Unit Rising seniors or graduate students 4/29/2022
QA Technician FirstWave High school diploma 4/29/2022
Development Manager National WIC Association N/A 4/25/2022
Lab Technician New Culture AS 4/25/2022
Assistant Professor – Post Harvest Processing Clemson University, Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences PhD 4/20/2022
Director for Accelerated Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics South Dakota State University, School of Health & Consumer Sciences MS, RD 4/14/2022
Interns & Volunteers Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County N/A 4/6/2022
Extension Program Coordinator University of Georgia, Department of Food Science and Technology 2-year degree 4/5/2022
Pilot Plant Manager Position University of Georgia, Department of Food Science and Technology BS 4/5/2022
Registered Dietitian Dietitians On Demand RD 4/4/2022
Internship Program Krispy Kreme Current undergraduate student 4/4/2022
Quality Intern Alamance Foods Current undergraduate student 4/4/2022
Quality Audit Manager  Alamance Foods BS 4/4/2022
Quality Engineering Manager Alamance Foods BS 4/4/2022
Dietetic Technician Duke University Hospital AS 3/29/2022
Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor Department of Kinesiology, William & Mary University PhD 3/29/2022
Data Science Graduate Assistant NC State University Libraries Current PhD student 3/29/2022
Internship Panaceutics Nutrition Current undergraduate student 3/23/2022
R&D Commercialization Scientist – Alamance Foods Alamance Foods BS or MS 3/22/2022
Various Internships Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Depends upon internship 3/21/2022
Research Assistant – Sweetpotato USDA-ARS Current undergraduate student 3/21/2022
Research Assistant – Pickled Vegetables USDA-ARS BS 3/21/2022

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: