Professional Opportunities

There are many professional opportunities available to those in meat science and more broadly animal sciences.

The Careers eBook from AgCareers is a good place to start learning about the many career paths available in meat science and animal sciences. The eBook has information on each occupation’s responsibilities, usual requirements for education and training, recommended high school courses, typical employers, suggested professional organizations, and a projected job market outlook.

AgCareer Careers eBook

The Future Farmers of America’s Ag Explorer provides similar information for each occupation listed, plus average salary and the ability to search for open job listings/postings.

Ag Explorer

Finally, AgCareers offers a powerful search engine for open job listings/postings. It offers the ability to search for jobs by title, industry, and location. It also includes a place to post your resume and search for internships.

AgCareers

Internally at MSABD, the processing plant and Bucky’s Varsity Meats are often looking for student employees to assist with production and running the store. Positions are flexible and between 10-40 hr/week. Please reach out to the following to ask about possible opportunities.

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Processing Plant Bucky’s Varsity Meats
Dillon Walker

dwalker5@wisc.edu

608-262-1793

MSABD 1126

Max Sell

amsell2@wisc.edu

608-262-7801

MSABD 1124

The Multistate Research Project S1077: Enhancing Microbial Food Safety by Risk Analysis often has career openings in the area of food science/food safety at Universities and government facilities across the country. To get on the mailing list, contact Byron Chaves-Elizondo.

Position Closing Date
Post-Doc, Scientist, or Senior Scientist – Bioinformatics Applied to Infectious Disease Risk Analysis

EpiX Analytics (Fort Collins, CO)
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N/A
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Black Soldier Fly Production for Animal Feed

UW Madison
Position Description


Applications Reviewed Upon Receipt Until Position Filled
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Predictive Model Development to Enhance Food Safety in US Food Animal Production Systems

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Position Description


11 P.M. EDT 5/17/2024
Assistant Professor: Sustainable Food Manufacturing

Oregon State University
Position Description


1/14/2024 Full Consideration Date
Assistant Professor, Sustainable Food Packaging

Oregon State University
Position Description


1/14/2024 Full Consideration Date
Assistant Professor (Waste Stream Resource Recovery)

Oregon State University
Position Description


1/14/2024 Full Consideration Date
Assistant Professor, Intelligent Food Systems

Oregon State University
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1/14/2024 Full Consideration Date
Assistant Professor: Food Chemist

Oregon State University
Position Description


1/14/2024 Full Consideration Date
Professor: Food Science and Technology

University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Position Description


2/25/2024
Director – Louisiana Food Innovation Institute (FOODii)

Louisiana State University
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N/A
Department Head – Food Science and Technology

University of Nebraska – Lincoln
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2/19/2024
Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in Food Safety

Colorado State University
Position Description


11:59 P.M. MT 2/5/2024
Extension Assistant Professor – Food Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Position Description


2/19/2024 Initial Application Review Begins
Assistant/Associate Professor of Poultry Processing, Product Quality and Safety

University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
Position Description


3/15/2024
Post Doctoral – Food Safety & Interactive Media

New Mexico State University
Position Description


11:55 P.M. MST 2/18/2024
Livestock Microbial Ecology Research Specialist

North Dakota State University
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2/26/2024
Assistant/Associate Extension Professor and Seafood Technology and Food Safety Specialist

The University of Maine
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4/8/2024
Assistant Professor (Food Science)

South Dakota State University
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4/10/2024
Research Microbiologist

National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center – Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Position Description


4/30/2024
Assistant/Associate Professor: Microbiome and Health

School of Nutrition and Food Sciences – Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Position Description


12:01 A.M. CST 5/15/2024
Food Safety Scientist Manager

Del Monte
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N/A
Assistant Professor – Food Innovation Center

Oregon State University
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4/26/2024

► Each semester UW Madison hosts a Career & Internship Fair. Up to 250 different employers have historically attended and sessions are in-person and virtual. The University also offers prep nights, with workshops to polish your resume or a chance to sit in on a mock interview.

Career & Internship Fair (UW Madison SuccessWorks)

The Graduate Program Manager for the department is also a resource.

► Megan Sippel: 608-890-3975 / msippel@wisc.edu

Handshake has been selected as UW-Madison’s primary recruitment and career event management tool. We join over 475 university career centers and 200,000 employers across the country already using Handshake. Students, alumni and employers can connect and recruit through this valuable portal: Handshake. For additional resources and help, contact CALS Career Services.

The Day on Campus is a biennial event coordinated by the Office of Business Engagement on behalf of the entire campus, to bring campus partners and prospects to campus. The aim is to highlight the breadth of campus resources while also giving industry partners a glimpse into the solutions other partners have found. See the event page with the link to the agenda here.

Below are a sample of some of the meat science careers that our alumnus hold.