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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
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
5/6/2024
Quality (QA) TechnicianCrump Group, Inc.Bachelor of Science/Diploma in food sciences (preferred), minimum 3 years related experience and/or training is required. (view job description)4/2/2024
Evaluation Research SpecialistAbacus Evaluation, UNC Chapel Hill, NCBachelor’s degree.
Deadline April 5, 2024
3/25/2024
Nutritionist IGranville Vance Public Health, Henderson, NCBachelor of Science degree in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition or Community Nutrition.3/25/2024
Research Assistants
(2 positions)
Children’s Healthy Weight Research, UNC, Chapel Hill, NCBachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Deadline April 1, 2024
3/25/2024
Public Health Education Specialist
(40009176)
Durham County Department of Public Health, Durham, NCGraduation from four-year college with major in health education. Responsible for leading our Improving Community Outcomes for Maternal & Child Health work.3/21/2024
Public Health Education Specialist
(40001000)
Durham County Department of Public Health, Durham, NCGraduation from four-year college with major in health education.
Chronic disease prevention experience, with a focus on worksite wellness, physical activity, and policy/environmental change activities. 
3/21/2024

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

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