UDairy Cheesemaking Internships

UDairy Creamery Cheesemaking Internships –Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Internships
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
APPLICATION DEADLINE – August 30th, 2019

The UDairy Creamery is seeking 2-4 undergraduate students to serve as cheesemaking interns in the new Genaurdi Food Innovation Lab (GFIL) for the Creamery for the fall and spring semesters.

Interns must work 2 shifts per week, of at least 4 hours per shift during GFIL production days (Monday through Thursday).

The Cheesemaking interns assist with the development and production of UDairy Creamery Cheese at the Genaurdi Food Innovation Lab. The interns also play an integral hands-on role in developing the cheese flavors for resale by the UDairy Creamery as well as the cleaning and sanitizing of the equipment and facility. Depending on hours available, different tasks may be available including assisting in the QA lab. This position works directly with Creamery Management to plan out production timelines, plans, ingredients and batches. All interns will

  • Assist in cheesemaking and fill out make-sheets
  • Assist in keeping daily records up to date
  • Observe and help maintain the Food Safety Plan including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs)
  • Assist with Food safety testing
  • Assist in developing recipes and test batches for signature cheese under the UDairy Creamery name
  • Assist with training other UDairy staff to work safely in cheese production area and/or QA testing Lab
  • Be able to work independently and complete assigned tasks within timelines needed as may be required by regulatory authorities
  • Heavy lifting, standing for long periods and strenuous movement should be anticipated

Experience with food science or food production is preferred. Compensation is $14/hour. Academic credit in lieu of pay can be arranged. Please make note if credit is desired when applying.

Applications are due by August 30th, 2019. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically to Melinda Shaw, Creamery Director, at mlit@udel.edu:
(1) Application letter explaining interest and qualifications for the position sought. Please include which semester you are applying for.
(2) Complete and up-to-date resume
(3) Class schedule for semester applying for
(4) Dates and times you will be available for interviews the week of September 2nd.

Current interns may reapply for following semesters by submitting (1) letter of interest and (2) course calendar for semester they are applying.

Need a 1 Credit Course for the Fall?

BHAN130 Sustainability and Food

Lecture (1 credit hours)

Through a variety of relevant health topics students will examine how they can take responsibility for their health behaviors and live a healthier and more productive life.

Notes: Class includes hands on cooking experiences.
Class meets in STAR Tower Demo Kitchen – 100D STAR Tower.

Insect Rearing Associate Scientist Position Opening

Insect Rearing Associate Scientist

Frontier Scientific is looking for an Associate Scientist to rear crop damaging insects used in research testing for pesticide discovery and development.

Responsibilities Include

  • Rearing several different species of insect colonies in growth chambers. Rearing duties include: prepping rearing materials, transferring and collecting insects, filling in data forms, and cleaning reusable materials.
  • Following detailed Standard Operating Protocols for Insect Rearing
  • Keeping detailed and precise records.
  • Storing supplies and equipment, disposing of solutions & materials according to guidelines, and keeping storerooms and working areas orderly and clean.
  • Working in an environment where Safety is core to the job.

Qualifications & Skills Include

  • A BS in entomology, biology, agriculture or equivalent.
  • Prefer some experience rearing laboratory insect colonies.
  • Knowledge of the scientific method, laboratory procedures and techniques, and recordkeeping.
  • Ability to accurately follow detailed instructions & experimental protocols.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

To apply for this position, please contact Tony Guida directly at:

Tony Guida,  Site Manager
Frontier Scientific, Inc.
Office Location:  Stine Research Center
1090 Elkton Road, S190/31
Newark, DE  19711
Cell:  302-545-5309
Office:  302-318-9390

Penn Vet Tech Research Lab Position

Penn Vet has a Tech Research Lab full-time position opening.  The laboratory and service is located on the lovely New Bolton Center campus, a large animal veterinary facility, in Kennett Square PA. This in an entry level position, that will provide amazing access to the comparative anatomy and pathology of a variety of animals include large/farm animals, small/companion animals, avian and exotics, as well a proving many interactions with students, interns/residents and professors at the veterinary school. It is a physically active job, but a perfect stepping stone to further training and a career in veterinary medicine, human medicine, or scientific research. Two of our former employees are currently enrolled in a PhD program in Bioinformatics, and the upcoming class at Penn Vet.

For more information please visit: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/46719

R & D Intern with Romer Labs, Inc.

The R&D Intern will be responsible for preparing samples, conducting analytical testing, and general microbiological lab support in the Research & Development department at Romer Labs, Inc. in Newark, Delaware. Responsibilities will include microbiological media preparation (liquid broth, agar plates), growing and enumerating bacterial cultures, serological and biochemical identification of bacterial cultures, executing bacterial enrichment and detection procedures in experiments involving various food-related matrices, data collection and input into a computer database, data analysis, and maintaining laboratory notebooks and other documentation as well as general laboratory maintenance.

Job Duties:

• Safe and sterile handling of Biological Safety Level 2 bacteria (e.g. Salmonella, Listeria). Training will be provided.
• Prepare samples for external and internal customers.
• Maintain lab inventory of raw materials and work-in-progress materials for use in testing.
• Verify scales or other laboratory analytical equipment and maintain documentation.
• Conduct analytical tests using various antibody and molecular-based techniques.
• Provide back-up support for R&D labs.
• Maintain file documentation for incoming and outgoing shipments, batch sheets and testing logs. Procure substrate materials as well as other necessary items for the maintenance and functioning of the laboratories.
• Maintain a clean working area and assist with sanitation and maintenance of R&D laboratory and storage areas.
• Perform other duties or special projects as needed.

Job Requirements:

• High School Diploma or GED.
• Strong communication, interpersonal skills and general knowledge in MS Office and Lotus Notes.
• Currently enrolled in Undergraduate studies with Major in Food, Biological and/or Chemical Sciences. Some Microbiology lab experience preferred.

If interested contact:
Elissa Coleman

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is now accepting applications for Forward scholarships

$14,000 will be awarded in 2019 to five students, applications due Aug. 9

For the fifth consecutive year, Lallemand Animal Nutrition will offer five Lallemand Forward Scholarships for students pursuing degrees in agriculture. The 2019 program offers: two $2,500 undergraduate scholarships, one $3,000 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine scholarship, one $3,000 master’s program scholarship and one $3,000 doctoral scholarship. Applications are open to students in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Criteria for undergraduate scholarship applicants are:

  • Must be a full-time student, pursuing a four-year degree in an agricultural program
  • Hold junior status or higher (minimum of 60 credit hours)
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • Must submit the Forward application, transcript and a 500-word essay answering one of three essay questions found in the full guidelines

All scholarship submissions are due to lanscholarship@lallemand.com by Friday, August 9, 2019. For questions regarding the scholarship, email lanscholarship@lallemand.com. Scholarships will be awarded during the fall 2019 semester.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is committed to optimizing animal performance and well-being with specific natural microbial product and service solutions. Lallemand Forward encompasses the specifically chosen service solutions that enhance people, knowledge and production practices.