Positions Available

To receive information regarding these postings, please contact the NYIFT Office at 201-905-0090 or email Gerri Cristantiello at nyiftoffice@optonline.net.


A-1009 DIRECTOR, RUTGERS FOOD INNOVATION CENTER-SOUTH: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Director of its Rutgers Food Innovation Center-South, located in Bridgeton (Cumberland County), NJ. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and will also be responsible   to integrate the activities of the Food Innovation Center-South, with the statewide and global outreach objectives established by the Executive Director. The Director of the Rutgers NJAES Food Innovation Center – South will lead this high-profile and globally recognized program at Rutgers University, and maintain its mission of stimulating and supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity to the food and agricultural industries in the New Jersey region by providing businesses with innovative research, customized practical solutions, and a trusted source for information and guidance. Please see complete details and apply online via this link: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/52326

Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, brewing and pharmaceutical industries as well as numerous industrial sectors.  We have the following exciting opportunities currently available. EOE, MFDV. We invite you to join our progressive organization by applying at http://www.ingredion.com/careers. The following positions are available (A-1003 to A-1008).

 A-1008 SENIOR TECHNICAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGIST: Serve as Technical Service lead for Food, Beverage, & Flavor Encapsulation customers, serving as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and providing technical support for a broad range of applications and helping to drive new product development. Develop Go-To Market approach for customers within assigned territory. Promote functional food and beverage concepts to showcase our innovative solutions; conduct lab bench evaluations, pilot plant, and production scale trials at our facilities and at customers’ facilities; and assist in managing multiple technical projects within the customers’ scope and needs. BS/MS in Food Science/Food Engineering/Science with 3 to 5+ years of experience in the food & beverage industry. Emulsion & Encapsulation experience is a plus. Hands-on concept development and formulation using laboratory and/or pilot plant equipment. Must be able to travel up to 40% of time. Job Location: Bridgewater, NJ. Please visit http://www.ingredion.com full job description and apply at or by emailing garcia@ingredion.com

 A-1007 B2B ACCOUNT MANAGER -Northeast- INGREDIENTS: Develop maximum sales volume and margins through detailed planned sales coverage at existing and prospective accounts within the Northeast US region (NY, PA, NJ, CT, MA, RI, VT). Will call on small, medium and large sized accounts with some key strategic customers and distributors. Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline preferred. 3+ years of direct sales or technical sales experience with focus in food and beverage industry. Must be willing to travel up to 50% of time. Job Location: Home-based. Please visit full job description and apply at http://www.ingredion.com or by emailing garcia@ingredion.com

A-1006 SENSORY LAB TECHNICIAN: Support sensory testing programs, with a focus on the descriptive program, and also including discrimination, consumer, and qualitative testing method. Partner with Sensory Analysts to execute studies and support functions needed to execute the descriptive panel; upkeep of the Sensory laboratory and sensory evaluation rooms; and maintaining good safety and housekeeping practices with GLP guidelines. Associate or Bachelor degree in a science discipline with 3+ years of laboratory or product development lab experience. Must be highly interested in food and able to taste different types of food. Experience in food laboratory preferable. Must be able to comprehend and follow well defined and documented technical instructions and sensory procedures. Job Location: Bridgewater, NJ.  Please visit full job description and apply at http://www.ingredion.com or by emailing garcia@ingredion.com

A-1005 SENSORY SCIENCE MANAGER: Drive functional excellence within the Global Sensory Program and provide sensory support in line with our strategies. Lead panels and develop appropriate and advanced sensory methodologies in line with business/research priorities. Deliver results and recommendations to meet the goals of project teams using a variety of sensory methods, with a strong focus on descriptive analysis. Provide leadership to the descriptive program for administrative, performance/motivation efforts, new approaches and training of new panelists. University degree in Food Science or related, with emphasis in Sensory or Sensory Consumer Science with 7 to 10+ years’ experience in industry. Experience in Descriptive Analysis, Temporal Perception tools, Consumer research techniques and Discrimination. Ability to manage scientists and technicians. Experience with sensory software applications (Compusense cloud, XLSTAT, SIMS, FIZZ). Job Location: Bridgewater, NJ. Please visit full job description and apply at http://www.ingredion.com or by emailing garcia@ingredion.com.

A-1004 SENIOR FOOD CHEMIST: Support the Physical Modification Research Program and be responsible for planning, conducting and analyzing laboratory experiments for various applied research projects to find innovative processes to develop food ingredients with desired functionalities. MS/BS degree in Food Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a closely related field with 2 to 5+ years with hands-on laboratory experience. Knowledge in food chemistry, food ingredients, and food analysis, especially of plant-based foods, such as plant proteins, fruits, and vegetables. Understanding in physical processing of food ingredients; including, but not limited to, various forms of heat treatments, pressure, pulsed-electric fields, vacuum, fractionation technologies, filtration, etc. Experience in analytical techniques such as HPLC, SEC, and DSC and/or other laboratory instrumentation including general troubleshooting ability.
Job Location: Bridgewater, NJ. Please visit full job description and apply at http://www.ingredion.com or by emailing garcia@ingredion.com

A-1003 FOOD MATERIALS SCIENTIST- Rheologist: Provide technical and project leadership towards the development of new ingredients/systems based on hydrocolloids, proteins, fibers, natural extracts and starches. Lead and participate in cross functional teams to drive projects from concept to commercialization and will develop structure-function understanding of materials to drive new product innovation. Add value to ingredients through processing and blending with other materials, utilizing food, material and polymer science principles and process engineering knowledge. Develop fundamental understanding of how ingredients interact within given food systems to allow manipulation of texture and other properties. Support various customer engagements and new product development projects. Ph.D./MS in food, polymer or materials science, chemical engineering or related field with 6-12+ years of relevant experience. Expertise in biopolymers such as proteins, hydrocolloids, fibers, natural extracts and starch, including their application to food systems. Knowledge of how to manipulate the functional properties of macromolecules by applying unit operations such as extrusion, spray drying, agglomeration. Proven track record of utilizing mechanical measurement techniques (e.g. rheology) and advanced microscopy to elucidate structure-function relationships. Job Location: Bridgewater, NJ. Please visit full job description and apply at http://www.ingredion.com or by emailing garcia@ingredion.com


Certified Laboratories, Inc. is one of the largest, private, independent laboratories comprised of four nationally recognized laboratories. Located in New York, Illinois, Southern and Northern California, each of these laboratories has developed its own area of expertise and is an acknowledged leader in the field of food safety and analysis.  We have the following exciting opportunities currently available within our labs.  EOE, MFDV. We invite you to join our progressive organization by applying at http://certified-laboratories.com/. The following positions are available (A-987 to A-999)

A-999 SENIOR GC-MS/MS ANALYST: BS degree or higher in Analytical Chemistry; other degrees will be considered with appropriate experience.  Minimum three (3) years of hands on experience in a testing lab environment, with experience in GC (Gas Chromatography), high level of experience in Mass Spectroscopy and comprehensive Chromatographic analysis. Must have experience in Instrumentation.  Job Location: Plainview, NY.

 A-998 MICROBIOLOGY SUPERVISOR: A minimum of a BA/BS degree in Microbiology or Biological Sciences, with five (5) years industrial experience and three (3) years in a Microbiology Laboratory. Candidate must have three (3) years supervisory experience, along with solid technical skills. Job Location: Plainview, NY.

A-994 MICROBIOLOGY ANALYST: A minimum of a BS degree in Microbiology or Food Science with seven (7) to ten (10) years technical lab experience, technical writing, broad food testing, and five (5) to seven (7) years managerial experience and knowledge of MLG, BAM, AOAC, USP, ELAP, CMMEF procedures and ISO 17025.  Job Location: Turlock, CA.

A-992 MICROBIOLOGY MANAGER: A minimum of a BS degree in Microbiology, (MS degree in Microbiology or Food Science is a plus). At least 7 years of managerial experience in a laboratory environment is required. Job Location: Plainview, NY.

A-991 MICROBIOLOGY LAB TECHNICIAN: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Biology/Microbiology or related sciences.  Must be able to work the late shift (4:00 PM to close) and one weekend day and flexible or long hours due to special projects.  Experience with aseptic technique, food microbiology, or other culture-based microbiology lab experience is desirable. Job Location: Buena Park, CA, Turlock, CA, Plainview, NY.

A-990 INSTRUMENTATION LAB TECHNICIAN: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Chemistry.  Must have knowledge of conceptual basis in chemistry and proven ability to perform standard chemical laboratory technique.  Job Location: Plainview, NY.

A-989 LAB DIRECTOR: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the Sciences, Master’s degree preferred. Must have seven to ten years of experience in laboratory testing with three to five years of experience in managing a staff of 50 to 100 employees. Ideal candidate will have proven ability to develop and implement strategic business initiatives. Job Location: Turlock, CA and Plainview, NY.

A-988 CHEMISTRY MANAGER: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Masters in Chemistry. Ideal candidate will have seven to ten years of experience with industrial chemicals, along with five to seven years managerial experience.  Job Location: Turlock, CA.

A-987 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with concentration in Food Science, along with three to five years of experience in food or manufacturing industry sales, business development is required.  Job Location: Turlock, CA and Buena Park, CA.


A-982 ENTRY LEVEL B2B ACCOUNT MANAGER – INGREDIENTS: iTi Tropicals, the leading supplier of tropical and exotic fruit juice concentrates and purees in North America, seeks a bright, energetic and detail oriented person with 2-3 years of experience in the food industry.  Job responsibilities include: developing and maintaining professional business relationships with current and prospective customers; responding to sales inquiries in a timely manner; understanding sales call objectives and presenting clear proposals based on the request and needs of the customer. The right candidate must be self-motivated and have strong communication skills, verbal and written fluency in both English and Spanish preferred.  Occasional travel to customer sites is required. iTi Tropicals offers a friendly, progressive work environment and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as a bonus plan and 401(k). Job Location: Lawrenceville, NJ. To receive information regarding this position, please contact the NYIFT Office at 201-905-0090 or email Gerri Cristantiello at nyiftoffice@optonline.net.


 A-980 PART-TIME FOOD SAFETY TRAINER & AUDITOR: Rutgers Food Innovation Center south (RFICs) has a part time position available. Candidate must deliver Food Safety classes at Rutgers or client locations (NJ/NY/PA region); conduct Food Safety Assessments at food facilities / write recommendations for corrective actions; assist clients to create / update HACCP or Food Safety plans and preventive controls; advise clients regarding recent regulatory issues or outbreaks.  Additionally, candidate would serve as advocate for the RFICs at networking and promotional events. He/She is entitled to attend events of the NJ Food Processors Association and events / training classes at the RFICs. Time: Maximum 19 hours weekly, averaged over quarter. Interested candidates please email your resume to Donna Schaffner at dfschaffner@njaes.rutgers.edu