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

Program Associate II Rutgers University, Family & Community Health Sciences BS, bilingual in English & Spanish 10/20/2021
Milk Bank Logistics Representative WakeMed HS diploma or BS 10/20/2021
WIC Nutritionist Granville-Vance Public Health BS or RD 10/14/2021
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
Paid Internship – Summer 2022 PepsiCo Pursuing BS, MS, or PhD 10/11/2021
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
Nutrition Analyst (Internship or Volunteer) Heali Al Pursuing BS or MS 10/1/2021
Beverage Laboratory Technician New Century Spirits AS or BS 10/1/2021
Summer 2022 Intern Program Kraft Heinz Pursuing BS degree with an anticipated 2023 graduation date 9/30/2021
Various Opportunities Artisanal Brewing Ventures Depends on position 9/28/2021
Assistant Professor, Human Nutrition & Hospitality Management University of Alabama PhD 9/27/2021
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
Early Career Rotational Program Associate Glanbia BS 9/10/2021
Intern Glanbia N/A 9/10/2021
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 University, Interdisciplinary Risk Sciences Program PhD 9/1/2021
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 & Behavior PhD 8/26/2021
Campus Organizer Student PIRGs Recent graduates 8/26/2021
Student Analyst UNC, CREATE Economic Development Center MBA, PhD, or pursuing an MS 8/24/2021

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: