Food Research Engineering Jobs

Food Research Engineer Overview

Food Research Engineers, Scientists and Technologists study the underlying principles of the processing and deterioration of foods using chemistry, engineering and microbiology. They analyze levels of vitamins, sugar, fat and protein in food and research ways to make processed food safe and healthful. They apply food science to determine the best ways to package, preserve, store and distribute food. Food Research Engineers play an important role in the nation's food supply. They work with little supervision and they form their own hypotheses. They often lead research teams, and in private industry may need to travel between different sites.

Researchers are generally split into two groups. Basic researchers are interested in understanding the chemical processes that cause livestock and crops to grow. Their research usually relies on financial grants and support from universities, the government and private firms. Applied research is usually aimed at solving a particular problem. Food scientists that conduct applied research apply the studies conducted by basic researchers to real products.

Similar occupations you may want to consider are Food Quality Research Analyst, Product Research Analyst, or Research Scientist.

Food Research Engineering Education Requirements

Soil and plant scientists as well as food scientists and technologists are typically required to have a bachelor's degree in related fields like biology, chemistry or botany with course work in food chemistry, food engineering and food processing operations. Many obtain more advanced degrees.

Food Research Engineering Job Market

Employment in this sector is expected to grow around 9 percent, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation include:

  • Scientific R&D Services
  • Grain and Oilseed Milling
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Dairy Product Manufacturing
Top paying industries include:
  • Federal Executive Branch
  • Scientific R&D Services
  • Grocery and related wholesalers

Salary expectations for food research engineering

The median annual wage for this position as of May 2013 was $59,630. The bottom 10 percent earned $34,770 or less while the top 10 percent earned $107,370 or more.

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JOB SUMMARY: Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agricultures chief scientific research agency and one of the worlds premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems ...
Job ID ECT-00002658 Emerson Company White-Rodgers Country United States State/Province Missouri City St Louis Publish Start Date Feb 16 2015 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description We are at the cross-section of human comfort/energy efficiency and the “internet of things”/connected home space. Our quest is to transform new ideas into something customers rave about. Something th...
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE, 68501
This is a 12-month, non-tenure leading, research assistant/associate professor position to be be renewed based on performance and availability of funding. Teaching (20%): Teach appropriate coursework to undergraduate and graduate students as needed. Advising and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and serving in supervisory committees are expected. In addition, the research assistan...
During the continuing research of new oils, refrigerants and compressor material; associated with meeting emerging restrictions for GWP refrigerants, changing material restrictions and the push for improved equipment efficiency and cost lowering initiatives the assistance of a Co-op. The Co-op position will continue to allow for reduced lead time and test handling capacities. Chemical Engineering...
Emerson Network Power Sidney, OH
Search Now Log In Job Alerts Career Home Job Details APPLY NOW! Co-op - Research Advanced Systems Engineering (Fall 2015 - August Start) Print Job ID ECT-00002616 Emerson Company Emerson Climate Technologies Corporate Country United States State/Province Ohio City Sidney Publish Start Date Feb 4 2015 Job Level Non-Professional (Will not auto post to LinkedIn) Previous Job Next Job...
Position Summary: · To develop, plan and implement processes within the framework of food science protocols. Position requires well organized project management skills and the ability to interface across the global Innovation organization. This position requires the ability to work within interdisciplinary groups as a project manager of key research and technical development projects with a high ...
Kellogg Company Headquarters, MI
WHAT DO I NEED TO DEMONSTRATE? As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Research and Technology, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements: Required: • Bachelor or Masters of Science Degree in Food Science, engineering, or related field • Manage projects, plan and coordinate project activities, communicate progress and challenges, and be a techni...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Overview: FMC Corporation is committed to providing employees with ample opportunities to contribute, lead and be recognized as innovators, to look beyond barriers to provide solutions, to be challenged in what they do and to love doing it. FMC is an S&P 500, diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century. As a global leader uti...
Job Purpose: The job purpose of the Research & Development Manager is to increase company sales through existing product improvements and new product introduction while minimizing costs and meeting food safety and quality concerns. Key Responsibilities: Develops new products to support existing and new businesses. Applies sound scientific methods in all stages of development, including planning...
Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing. It is also number one in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology, and central laboratory services. With over $1 billion in annual revenues and 13,000 employees across 170 sites in 35 countries, Eurofins is a leading international...
We are currently seeking an Associate Research Scientist to join our team at our World Headquarters in Perrysburg, OH. This position is responsible for supporting technological advances that will lead to new products through the use of structured product development processes, while driving tasks in support of the overall projects. Principal Accountabilities: (All other duties as assigned) Exe...
Job ID: 325 Position Description: One of the foremost public policy research organizations in the United States, MPR is leading the way in conducting high-quality evaluations of government programs for Federal agencies, such as the Departments of Education and Department of Agriculture – Food and Nutrition Services. We are seeking an experienced research SAS or Stata programming professional to...
Job ID: 324 Position Description: One of the foremost public policy research organizations in the United States, MPR is leading the way in conducting high-quality evaluations of government programs for Federal agencies, such as the Departments of Education and Department of Agriculture – Food and Nutrition Services. We are seeking an experienced research SAS or Stata programming professional to...
We are the maker, marketer and distributor of branded food products that have been American favorites for decades. Our employees located in more than 20 offices and plants across North America rally around our mission, Reinvigorating Iconic Brands. We work to transform our brands to be more profitable for our customers and more enjoyable for our consumers. At Pinnacle Foods, every employee has th...
POSITION TITLE…………………………….ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN REPORTS TO…………………………………ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR POSITION SUMMARY Engineering technicians perform scheduled as well as unscheduled maintenance tasks. They must possess strong electrical and mechanical skills in order to support the production technician in maintaining an efficient operation. It is necessary for him/her to be in possession of or capa...
SIH Currently seeks healthcare professionals to fill positions at Southern Illinois Medical Services, Memorial Hospital Carbondale, Herrin Hospital, St Joseph's Memorial Hospital, Murphysboro, Center for Medical Arts, and our Corporate Office. OR Scrub Technician: Full time position available in PeriOperative Services at Herrin Hospital. High School diploma or equivalent and 1 year OR experience p...
Mondelēz International is a whole new company that has been reimagined with a single focus in mind: create delicious moments of joy by sharing the world’s favorite brands. Launched on Oct. 1, 2012, and employing around 100,000 people around the world, Mondelēz International comprises the global snacking and food brands of the former Kraft Foods Inc. While Mondelēz International is new, our brands...
Mondelēz International is a whole new company that has been reimagined with a single focus in mind: create delicious moments of joy by sharing the world’s favorite brands. Launched on Oct. 1, 2012, and employing around 100,000 people around the world, Mondelēz International comprises the global snacking and food brands of the former Kraft Foods Inc. While Mondelēz International is new, our brands...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...

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