Job Openings

January, 2014

AB Mauri at Portland is looking for an Sr. Technology/QA Manager based on Wilsonville OR. Please see details here.

August, 2013

1) A Director of R&D for a Major Confections companyon the west coast is being seeked. The qualified candidates will have a Food Science degree with at least 10 years in the Food and Beverage industry. This person will be responsible for developing exciting new lines/product platforms and the continuous improvement of products that promote the success of their Branded, Restaurant & Retail, and Food Service businesses. This person must have 6-8 years of managerial experience with multiple direct reports.

2) A Manager of Nutrition and Regulatory for a Global CPG company in the Midwest is being seeked. The qualified candidates will have a Food Science or Nutrition degree with at least 6 years in regulations and nutrition.  This person must have USDA food labeling experience a minimum of 3 years. This job will require a strong person with project and people management skills, as well as a tremendous ability to communicate with high level managers at the company.  They must also have solid presentation skills, and some travel will be required. 

For both positions, Interested person should contact Jacki Major, a research assistant from Consumer Recruitment Division with ph: 815-756-1221 and email:        

July, 2013

1) The Food Safety and Commodity Specification Division (AMS) is seeking applicants for a position focused on developing standards and analyzing microbiological data for Federal nutrition assistance programs, including the National School Lunch Program. Details are provided in the announcement released this morning (, which is open for two weeks.

2) Director, Risk Assessment and Analytics

The incumbent serves as Director of the Risk Assessment and Analytics Staff (RAAS) and is responsible for overseeing the management of and defending the risk assessment tools employed in support of agency rule-making activities. The position requires a seasoned manager who is able to supervise the design, coordination, implementation and maintenance of the major aspects of varied, difficult, complex and highly technical risk assessment activities. Functions as senior expert on risk assessment policies, systems, procedures and activities; incumbent’s advice and recommendations affect the overall direction of the risk assessment program. A candidate with knowledge of risk assessment in food safety is highly desirable.

3) Director, Applied Epidemiology

The incumbent serves as Director, Applied Epidemiology Staff (AES) Office of Public Health Science (OPHS) and is responsible for leading epidemiologic programs and overseeing investigations of zoonotic and food hazards that result in foodborne illness.   This position functions as senior expert on epidemiological policies, leads a team of professionals who are able to conduct the review and evaluation of outbreak and sporadic illness surveillance, and inspection program data to determine the public health importance related to foodborne illness or hazards. The incumbent’s advice and recommendations as well as leadership affect the overall direction of the field of epidemiology, zoonotic diseases, and public health.

March, 2013

Prof. Brent Sumerlin (Department of Chemistry, University of Florida) and Prof. Zhenli He (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida) are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to develop polymeric nanoparticles for agricultural applications to begin as soon as possible. Those seeking a postdoctoral research position with backgrounds in polymer chemistry are encouraged to inquire. Projects will employ synthesis via controlled radical polymerization methods and polycondensations to yield degradable and responsive copolymers for delivery in plants. The ideal candidate will have experience in both polymer/materials/nano chemistry and familiarity with plant biology.

Students close to graduation and current postdoctoral researchers with a desire to work creatively at the interface of polymer chemistry and biology are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a CV and a synopsis of previous research by email with the subject of "Postdoc application CLAS/IFAS" to Ms. Sara Klossner ( and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by email to the same address.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

Feburary, 2013

1)University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Food Lipid Chemistry and Functionality - Assistant Professor.

2)University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Food Safety Risk Assessment - Assistant Professor

3)University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Food Allergy Risk Assessment Specialist - Assistant Professor

January, 2013

1)100% tenure-track. Associate or Full Professor position in Food Safety Microbiology at University of Illinois at urbana-Champaign described in the file.

2)Director of Quality Assurance is Sought by WhiteWave Foods, Inc. at its Corporate Headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado*64F562BC01654F28&__VT=ExtCan

3)Vegetable Crop Cooperative Extension Specialist and Director is sought by Desert Research and Extension Center at University of California

December, 2012

1)A Food Safety Specialist and Assistant Professor who will be involved in a two-state extension appointment is sought by the Kansas State University and the University of Missouri to develop an extension program emphasizing consumer issues in food safety

2)California Sea Grant Extension Specialist (Academic Coordinator) – San Luis Obispo, CA

October 06, 2012

The Ohio State University is looking for a candidate to fill an assistant/associate professor described in the file.

October 03, 2012

1)The Ohio State University is looking for a candidate to fill a lecturer position described in the file.

2)The Scientific & Policy Initiative team of IFT is looking for a talented staff scientist immediately. The position is a one year contract position with another option year. We encourage interested candidates to apply via IFT’s career center website :

September 11, 2012

1) Unilever in The Netherland has several job openings in Netherland described in the file.

2) School of Food Science at Washington State University and University of Idaho is searching for an Extension Dairy and Food Processing Specialist (non-faculty exempt, 100% extension) to be located in Twin Falls, Idaho. Please see details here.

September 5, 2012

Department of Food Science at Cornel University is searching to fill a lecturer position to teach in the interdepartmental Viticulture and Enology bachelor’s degree program.Please see here for more details.

August, 2012

1)Senior Manager, Science Program Management" is sought by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) in Washington, D.C.

2)The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) seeks to fill one POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE position in the societal aspects of nano-scale science and engineering (NSE) starting October 2012.

The post-doctoral associate is expected to collaborate closely with CNS-ASU researchers, students, and other participants in pursuit of a project to assess through (mostly) qualitative research the variety of impacts and outcomes of the Center.  The post-doctoral associate will work directly with Associate Professor Elizabeth Corley, Assistant Professor Erik Fisher, and Professor and CNS-ASU director David Guston on this project.  The initial period of appointment will be one year, with an extension of eight months to one year available, dependent upon funding.

Required qualifications for the post-doctoral associate position include: a doctorate in a related area; demonstrated interest in the societal aspects of scientific and technological advance, in general and nanotechnologies, in particular; and exceptional skill in performing qualitative research, including conducting, analyzing, and reporting semi-structured interviews.  Desired qualifications include familiarity with quantitative research, e.g., analysis of survey results, bibliometrics and citation analysis, and media tracking, and experience conducting assessments and/or evaluations. 

 Closing date is September 28, 2012; if not filled, every Friday until search is closed.

 A complete application consists of a detailed letter of application stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references.  Please submit these materials to: Regina Sanborn, Assistant Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) at (applications by email ONLY).  Applications missing any of the required documents will not be considered.

This appointment is dependent upon funding from a specific source other than state appropriations (i.e., a cooperative agreement and supplementary awards from the National Science Foundation for CNS-ASU).  As such, this appointment may terminate if funding is not available. 

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (CNS-ASU) ( is a federally-funded research, education, and outreach center dedicated to understanding the legal, ethical, and other societal implications of nanotechnology.  CNS-ASU works intimately with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (, which is ranked fourth internationally among science and technology think tanks, and first among university-based think tanks, according to the Global Go-To Think Tanks Report.  CSPO offers an innovative, interdisciplinary environment for developing and testing research and teaching ideas related to the governance and conduct of science and technology in the public interest. 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. 

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access.  This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves.  Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines.  ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city.  ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty and more than one hundred national across the globe.

Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

3)Intern, Science and Regulatory Affairs" is sought by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) in Washington, D.C.

4)A Director of Regulatory Affairs and Nutrition is sought by Del Monte Foods at its location in Walnut Creek, California

5)CRN EXPANDS SCIENCE/REGULATORY TEAM—Seeks Vice President, Scientific & International Affairs— 

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2012—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement industry, is bulking up its well-respected and highly effective scientific and regulatory team, seeking to add a Vice President, Scientific and International Affairs. This individual will use his/her scientific expertise and scientific resources to support the appropriate role for dietary supplements as part of a healthy lifestyle, and to respond and affect regulatory initiatives and nutrition policy globally.

 S/he will serve as CRN’s primary representative at CODEX meetings, IADSA conferences, and at other international events related to industry regulation and nutrition policy outside the United States.  S/he will publish on relevant topics in scientific peer-reviewed literature, analyze new scientific evidence regarding safety and benefits of dietary supplements and nutritional ingredients for various audiences, and serve as a resource for CRN member companies.  Interested candidates should possess an advanced degree and a minimum of five years experience in some combination of industry, academic or government setting as well as have experience and knowledge of relevant government and other authoritative bodies, and international policies and regulations related to dietary supplements and nutrition.

This individual will work collaboratively with CRN’s member company scientists and the association’s science department, including: Duffy MacKay, N.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs; Taylor Wallace, Ph.D., senior director, scientific and regulatory affairs, Rend Al-Mondhiry, J.D., regulatory counsel; Haiuyen Nguyen, senior manager, scientific research and regulatory affairs; Annette Dickinson, Ph.D., CRN consultant; and John Hathcock, Ph.D., CRN consultant. In addition, s/he will be the primary CRN staff liaison for both CRN-International and CRN’s International Trade & Market Development Committee.    

Interested candidates should submit their CV and may request a full job description at that link. The search is being handled by Brian L. Stuesser, President, Global Recruiters of Madison.  More details could be seen here.

If you have interest, please contact Katie Stevenson

Senior Manager, Communications

Council for Responsible Nutrition

1828 L Street, NW, Suite 510

Washington, D.C.  20036

(202) 204-7682 (Direct Line)

(202) 204-7700 (Main Number)

(202) 204-7701 (Fax Line)

6)FDA has 2 detail announcements for leadership in newly formed Division of Risk Assessment in College Park, Maryland. One for supervisor and another one for director.

7)University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada has a non-tenure track faculty position focussing on food safety education. See here for more detailes.

June 13, 2012

Dr. Abani Pradhan here at UMD has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate in the area of food microbiology risk assessment. It would be greatly appreciated if you could pass this along to individuals you think might be interested.

To apply go to: , click on FACULTY and select position number118070. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (unofficial copy acceptable for application process), and the names and contact information of three professional references (including mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address).

If you have questions please contact Dr. Pradhan at

June 11, 2012

1)A fellowship position is available in CFSAN/FDA working on the Food Process Evaluation Team. Please see here for details.

2)A faculty position opening in the University of Tennessee Department of Food Science and Technology: Research Assistant Professor in Sensory Science and Director of the Sensory Science and Innovation Center. Please see here for more details.

May 11, 2012

1)The Department of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech located in Blacksburg, Virginia is currently looking for an Enology Extension Specialist.
This position is a 100% extension, full-time (12 month) non-tenure track appointment in the Food Science and Technology Department.  The primary responsibility of this position will be to expand the educational resources available to Virginia grape and wine producers. The successful candidate will support the growth and development of Virginia's wine industry through the expansion of educational extension programs and applied enological research; provide written and oral educational resources to existing and potential wine industry practitioners; and provide an educational bridge between vineyard practices and the wine production practices that directly impact wine quality.

MS in food science or related discipline is required but a PhD is preferred with education and/or experience in best management practices for enology and viticulture. Preference will be given to candidates with effective communication skills and ability to work within a team environment.
For more information about the position and/or to apply, please visit

2)Document Title: The title of the University of Maryland job posting is "FSIC Coordinator"

Organization: Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland / Food Safety Information Center at the USDA National Agricultural Library

Source: May 10, 2012 access to the University of Maryland Jobs www site by Jimmy Liu

Applications Due By: May 15, 2012 or until an acceptable candidate is identified

Web site: Information about the position is posted at
* Specifically at

Information about the Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) at the USDA National Agricultural Library is available at

Information about the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland is posted at

Contact: Robert T. Jackson, Ph.D., R.D. is the Professor and Chair (Acting) of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland in College Park at 301 405 4533; fax: 301 314 3313; e-mail:

April 9, 2012

COFCO Nutrition & Health Research Institute is looking for specialist in cereal processing. Please see the eligibility for “Thousand Talent Plan” and introduction of COFCO Nutrition & Health Research Institute. For more information, please contact

牛兴和 Niu Xinghe



COFCO Nutrition and Health Research Institute






Add: Rm 401, 4th FL, COFCO Fortune Plaza

8 Chaoyangmen South Ave, Beijing 100020

March 14, 2012

Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, is introducing a program "引凤工程" to recruit more returnees with overseas experience to work in Wuxi, please see Project proposal (3rd year),opening list, and registration form for more details. You can also go for more details.

March 13, 2012

1) Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, is looking for Buhler Instructor of Milling, which is funded by Buhler Inc. and is focused on supporting the growing milling science and management program as well as the Buhler-KSU milling short courses facilitated by the International Grains Program. Please see here for more details.

2) The Department of Food Science & Technology, Oregon State University, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Food Safety, 50% Research, 50% Teaching, 9 mo. appointment.Candidates are being recruited this month, with plans to conduct interviews in late April or early May. Please go to for more details.

March 06, 2012

Hershey's Asia is recruiting Senior Research Scientist and Senior Product Development Manager for its R&D centre in Shanghai.

March 05, 2012 Three Faculty & Staff Positions at Penn State's Department of Food Science

1. Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Effect of Processing on Food Constituents (

2. Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Food Science Instructor & Student Services Coordinator (

3. Staff Position – Teaching Laboratory Support Specialist (

February 16, 2012

1) North Dakota State University has a opening for the Director of Global Institute for Food Science//Professor. For more information please visit (The deadline for this application has been EXTENDED to March 12!!!)

2)Massey University in New Zealand has several job openings (1, 2, and 3) for post doctoral research fellows and PhD student in food structure modeling areas, interested parties please refer to attached job openings or contact:

Dr. Peter Munro

Fonterra Chair in Food Materials Science

Riddet Institute

Massey University

Phone - +646 350 4986

Mobile - +6421 765 612

February 10, 2012

A Ph.D position is available from Summer/Fall 2012 in Dr Buddhi Lamsal's lab at Iowa State University. The student's preferred work during Master is in the general area of biomass pretreatment/fractionation and/or downstream processing/fermentation. Chemical/biological/agricultural Engineering preferable with knowledge of organic chemistry. Dr Buddhi Lamsal can be reached by:

Phone: 515-294-8681 Fax: 515-294-8181 Email:

February 9, 2012

1) A position is abailable in the School of Food Science at Washington State Unviersity and the University of Idaho. Please see for more details.

2) Director of Microbiology is sought by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) in Washington, DC to lead its microbiology staff and laboratory. Please see for more details.

3) South China University of Technology (SCUT) is now recruiting high-talented researchers internationally to join its new Food Engineering Research Centre. Applications should be sent directly to Prof Xin-An Zeng at before 15 February 2012. Please see for more details.

February 2, 2012

1) Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, is looking for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Engineering. All applicant materials must be submitted through portal BEFORE the close of the advertising period on February 17, 2012.

2) The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Maine: Invites applications for a tenure-track position in food processing at the Assistant Professor level. Please see for more details.

3) Department of Food Science at University of Arkansas has faculty position in molecular food safety microbiology. Please see here for more details.

January 07, 2012

1) Fortune 500 Company in the SE looking for Food Scientist with the ability to conduct concept development, new product development and assist with launch preparation of beverage products. Exciting company with growth opportunities toward management.

Well established and rapidly growing Flavor Company in the Chicago suburbs, looking for a Sr. / Principle Beverage Scientist who is looking for management opportunities. Would like a broad range of beverage experience, capable of keeping up with fast pace. Beautiful location with great benefits.


2) Research positions available in food processing in South China University of Technology. Please see here for more details.

December 11, 2011

Two Sr. Scientist positions with a leading flavor company in Shanghai, China! Please see here for more details.

December 08, 2011

Scholarship opportunities for undergraduate student from IFT. Please see the following link for more details.

November 17, 2011

(1) Oregon State University is looking a director for its Center for Whole Grain Foods. Please see here for more details.

(2) A faculty position of Crop Science is availalbe at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

(3) A director, Food Safety Program is sought by the Washington, DC Office of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). The postion announcement is posted

November 9, 2011

(1) University of Maine has a position for assistant professor for its Food Science and Human Nutrition Department. Please check for more details.

(2)The Ohio State University has two positions available for an integrated food chemistry program. Please see here for details.

November 2, 2011

(1) A tenure-track assistant professor position at Purdue University. Please see here for more details.

(2) A director for consumer health and education in Vienna, Virginia. Please see below for details.

A Director for Consumer Health & Education is sought by the U.S Apple Association, located in Vienna, Virginia to "... manage consumer health public relations program which promotes U.S. apples and apple products. Will work directly with association president and members to develop and implement PR strategies, crisis communications, generic retail promotion and apple health research program. Must have excellent social media, writing, and organizational skills, plus ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years experience in PR/marketing required, with professional knowledge of food, nutrition and retail/foodservice a strong plus and registered dietitian preferred ..." - The U.S Apple Association is a national agricultural trade association which serves "... the entire U.S. apple industry by representing the industry on national issues, increasing the demand for apples and apple products, and providing information on matters pertaining to the apple industry ..."

Document Title: The tile of the position announcement is "Director - Consumer Health & Education"

Organization: U.S. Apple Association

Source: October 27, 2011 e-mail message distributed by Nancy E. Foster who is President and CEO of the U.S. Apple Association

Web site: Information about the U.S. Apple Association is available at

Contact: Send resume, work samples, and salary requirements by e-mail to Melaine Sprigler, Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Apple Association, at

(3) A leadership job opening in USDA ARS Maryland. Please see for details.

October 14, 2011

A "Quality Assurance Manager, Global Regulatory Research" is sought by Starbucks Coffee Company, located in Seattle, Washington.

Document Title: The tile of the position announcement is "Quality Assurance Manager, Global Regulatory Research, Global QA, Seattle, WA "

Organization: Starbucks Coffee Company

Source: October 13, 2011 access to the web posting of the Job Description, reference no. 0000PDC

Applications Due By: A closing date was not specified in the job description 

Web site: The job description is posted at

Information about Starbucks Coffee Company is available at

Contact: Questions may be directed to Sid Jhaveri, Ph.D. who is the Director of Global Regulatory and Scientific Affairs with the Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, Washington at 206 318 5058; fax: 206 318 0496; e-mail:

October 04

Kansas State University is seeking for an assistant or associate professor and a outreach program specialist and instructor.

McCormick & Company is seeking a full time Director of Materials Processing and Technology in its Technical Innovation Center (TIC), located at 202-204 Wight Avenue in Hunt Valley, MD. Please see here for details.

Washington State University is seeking for an assistant professor and extension specialist in the school of Food Science. Please see here for details.

September 26, A fellowship position in CIFSAN, College Park, Maryland.

Please see for more details.

September 26, A faculty position in Food Engineering is available at Ohio State University.

Endowed Professorship in Food Engineering
The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University (OSU), College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, invites nominations and applications for an endowed food engineering position.

The Dale A. Seiberling Professorship in Dairy and Food Engineering includes operating support, a generous start up package and graduate student stipends from the Jean F. Seiberling Graduate Award in Food Engineering.

This 9 month associate or full professor position (55% research/45% teaching) is joint between the Departments of Food Science and Technology (60%) and Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (40%). Office and laboratory space will be in the Parker Food Science and Technology building, Columbus campus. The position is available when mutually convenient. 

The successful candidate is expected to:
• Engage in a dynamic extramurally funded research program in food process engineering.
• Provide leadership to multi disciplinary teams of researchers at OSU and outside the university.
• Advise graduate and undergraduate students and mentor postgraduate researchers.
• Develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses that support curricula in food engineering.
• Provide leadership to national professional societies and service to university committees.
To qualify
, the candidate must have a Ph. D. degree in food, agricultural, or chemical engineering, or in food science with a strong background in engineering. Applicants should have an international reputation for advancing the food engineering discipline, an outstanding record of scholarly accomplishment in research and teaching, including extramural grant funding, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and mentor associates. Interest in dairy engineering is desirable.

Salary and benefits 
are competitive. OSU has an excellent faculty and family benefits program.
To apply, please submit: cover letter, C.V., a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, names of four references with contact information, transcripts, and three sample publications. Send applications electronically or as hard copies to Search Chair, Prof. Sheryl Barringer,, 2015 Fyffe Road, Parker Food Science
Building, Columbus, OH 43210. Evaluation by search committee is ongoing and continues until a suitable applicant is found.

OSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity employer. To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.
Sheryl Barringer, Professor and Graduate Studies Chair
Department of Food Science and Technology
The Ohio State University
317 Parker Food Science and Technology Building
2015 Fyffe Road, Columbus OH 43210-1007
614-688-3642   614-292-0218 FAX

August 31, Two positions availalbe at JIFSAN in Maryland

A risk analysis manager and a chemistry laboratory instructor.

July 5, A professor and head of the Department of Food Science and Technology is sought by the University of Tennessee

Please see more details at

Jun 2, A post-doc position is available in North Dakota

Please see here for more details.

May 2, 2011 A faculty position at Kansas State University

An tenure-track faculty position is available in Milling/Grain Processing in Department of Grain Science & Industry. Please see details at

April 1, 2011 A position in GE China

GE China Technology Center has an opening for Lead Scientist - Biology. Please see here fore details.

April 1, 2011 Jobs in Nestle R&D, Beijing

Nestle Beijing R&D is seeking for process engineer fresh graduate and experienced candiates.

March 24, 2011 A faculty position in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic university is seeking an assistant professor in Food Safety and Technology. Please see here for more details.

March 17, 2011 A faculty position in Canada

Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences is seeking for an assistant professor at University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Please see here for more details.

March 10, 2011 Faculty positions in Singapore

Chemistry & Biological Chemistry @ Nanyang Technological University, a research intensive university in Singapore, is seeking outstanding candidates for appointment as Lecturer / Assistant Professor / Associate Professor in Food Science and Technology. Applications are available through

March 09, 2011 Two Food Scientists are Needed in Rockville, Maryland

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) in Rockville, Maryland is Seeking Two Food Scientists for support of " ... the foods standard-setting activities within the USP Documentary Standards Division (DSD). The incumbent is responsible for assisting in the development and revision of monographs, general tests and assays, and responding to internal and external queries related to the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) ..." - USP " ... is a non–governmental, official public standards–setting authority for prescription and over–the–counter medicines and other healthcare products manufactured or sold in the United States. USP also sets widely recognized standards for food ingredients and dietary supplements ..."

The position announcements are posted at specifically at

January 11, 2011

Jiangnan University is seeking appropriate candidates for several departments in 2011. Please see for Position vacancies of Jiangnan University 2011 (2011江南大学人才需求信息), for School of Desgin Positions (设计学院招聘),and for School of Internet of Things Positions 2011 (物联网学院招聘) for more details.

January 11, 2011

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking applications for a lecturer in the Food Science Department. Please distribute this position to any interested individuals, online at

Career Development

Hello everyone! My name is Alicia Shen from Management Recruiters of McLean. I specialize in recruiting in the Food industry. I was asked to share some experience with you all about job hunting. Well, where to begin with? Resume is an important door opener so today I'am going to talk about Resume Writing.

When you apply for a job, most likely the first thing the hiring company sees is your resume. They determine who to select for first-round interviews based on what they see on your resume. I have read thousands of resume and here are my thoughts on writing a resume that will maximize your chances to be selected for interviews.

Personalize your resume to highlight your skills that are required for the position

If you are applying for a specific job, read the job ads very carefully. Each job posting lists what are the qualifications and requirement. Include the key words in your resume if you can. When I read resumes I have received, the first thing I look for is the key words that match the job description. Lot of times there is none and that's when those candidates will be considered as not qualified. When hiring managers or human resources read resumes, they typically spend less than 2 minutes on each resume so put he key words there! Avoid sending a generic version of your resume without tailoring the specific job is also very important. Each job has different responsibilities and requirements. It really pays off if you spend some time and modify your resume for each job you apply for.

Resume format (Open Sample Resume)

An organized and neat resume format make your resume easy to read. A format that typically works well is:

Skills Summary (highly recommended)
Education Professional Experience or Work Experience
Professional Society Membership (if any)
Publications (if any)

There is really no such rule as "one-page" resume. If you are a fresh Bachelor graduate or you don't have much experience, one page is enough. However, for Master and PhD candidates, please put the good research experience and the methodologies you use. There is a reason for companies to hire Master or PhD degreed candidates so write your resume like a professional.

Lastly but not the least, Cover Letter

I have received resume with a cover letter without emphasis. The purpose of having a cover letter is to tell the reader you have the skills or experience to do the job they want to fill. Don't put a lengthy paragraph with a general description of you. The best way to write a cover letter is to point out you have the list of the skills the position asks for.

Please proofread your resume and cover letter before you send them out. Common mistakes are spelling, dates, wrong company name you address to, etc.

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If you have questions about resume writing, you are welcome to contact me offline. Here is my contact info:
Alicia Shen
Management Recruiters of McLean
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