Food Industry Positions Available and Wanted

Positions Vacant

Please contact about job ad listings. Our job ad package includes website listing and profiling across the AIFST digital platforms, ensuring an effective spend for your recruitment budget. 

Free posting for all AIFST Members!

Laboratory ManageBVAQ PTY LTD

DTS Food Assurance has changed our name to BVAQ due to the acquisition by the Bureau Veritas Asure Quality Joint Venture.

BVAQ are a leading partner to the Food Industry for over 60 years, supporting businesses with the widest range of analytical services and expertise within one organisation. The team at BVAQ have developed robust quality systems, invested in comprehensive equipment, assets and services to ensure that our facility is a world class operation.

BVAQ is seeking to appoint the Laboratory Manager for our NSW operations. You will be directly responsible for ensuring the achievement of operational objectives to support the vision and strategic plans for BVAQ. You will also be responsible for providing technical support to business development initiatives in NSW.


  • Ensuring the service delivery from NSW meets or exceeds BVAQ customer requirements
  • Review, develop and introduce systems, practices and cultural changes that enables the laboratory to better meet business demands within agreed timeframes and expected quality standards
  • Provide expert advice on technical matters, to our customers
  • Ensure the business unit performs within budget and achieves financial goals
  • Ensure compliance to all Quality and EH&S systems
  • Ensure staff are appropriately trained, cognizant of, and competent in all company procedures
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new business initiatives to achieve business objectives.


  • A Bachelor of Science or related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management or supervisory role within a laboratory environment
  • Experience developing budgets and business plans
  • Experience and knowledge in the applications of Quality Systems
  • Demonstrated ability to meet business targets and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to manage/co-ordinate service/project delivery across functional groups
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Demonstrated problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Experienced in MS Office and LIMS systems

We offer a competitive salary, performance bonus and vehicle allowance. Please provide a resume and cover letter indicating your suitability against the requirements of the role.

Only applicants with the right to live and work unrestricted in Australia can be considered on this occasion.

For further information or to apply for this position please do so via this link:

Lecturer/Research Fellow in Food Science - University of Tasmania

Contribute to developing the research and graduate teaching program in food innovation at the Tasmanian Institute for Agriculture.

  • Full time, fixed term appointment for three years
  • Based in Launceston
  • Contribute to periodic research work within the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) Food and Nutrition Laboratories.

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a research institute at the University of Tasmania specialising in research, development, extension and education to support prosperous, innovative and sustainable agriculture and food sectors in Tasmania.

The Opportunity

The Lecturer/Research Fellow in Food Science will provide research and postgraduate training to serve the growing industry funded fresh produce shelf life and quality research. Additionally, the successful applicant will support the added value meals food quality and safety research in association with DST and CSIRO.

This position will contribute to the digitalisation of data for Industry 4.0 applications using artificial intelligence approaches. The focus will be to match instrumental data to human perceptions of food quality to optimise production, processing and storage variables and produce premium foods of high sensory impact. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the University’s achievement of strategic objectives and fulfillment of operational responsibilities.
  • Post graduate research supervision in food quality measurement and new product development related areas.
  • Develop and deliver food, agriculture and nutrition courses to meet identified demands and opportunities.
  • Visible role in northern development and promotion of UTAS.
  • Develop capabilities that will increase the proportion of Tasmanian secondary students enrolling in food/STEM at UTAS.

    Your Application:

    To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

    • Australian citizenship and ability to qualify for Australian Government Baseline Security Clearance.
    • A PhD in a relevant food science field.
    • Expertise in food quality measurements using advanced instrumentation.
    • Competency for developing artificial intelligence approaches to match instrumental data to human perceptions of food quality.
    • Capability to run food sensory and new product development science.

    How to Apply:

    Applications close, Saturday 24th October 2020 at 11:55pm.

    To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

    AIFST Members Seeking Job Opportunities

    Please contact to list your CV.


    AIFST Student Members Seeking Volunteer Work 

    Annelise Sarikas

    My name is Annelise, and I am a third year student at UNSW studying a Bachelor of Food Science and Technology. I am seeking to gain some hands on work experience in the industry to well equip me for when I graduate. I am keen learner who is fascinated by anything and everything food related. I would love the opportunity to come and volunteer and be of help for a food company especially during these difficult times. Please see my attached resume. 

    Surin Kitithongsopon 

    I am a recent graduate in Food Science and Technology (Honours) from UNSW and looking for a volunteer work with a food processing or manufacturing company.  I have interests in finding new applications for existing but overlooked technologies, innovative product development using traditional and self-sustainable methods, in addition to quality control and assurance. In my Honours research, I worked with Gate Gourmet (Sydney) to research, develop and trial a novel approach to preparing Hollandaise and other emulsion base formulae, that enabled the stability of emulsion based sauces during freezing, thawing and heating and their use in frozen meals, that was also proved to be less expensive than established methods.  I have 15 years’ work experience as a flight attendant with Qantas that has equipped me to work effectively as a member of a multicultural, linguistically diverse team, as well as working alone and self-directed in a time sensitive environment.  Volunteer work in food processing, food science, food quality assurance or any food related sector would help me build work experience and the practical skills to enter the food industry. During the COVID-19 crisis, I am eagar to help by contributing my assistance, enthusiasm and skills to the various needs of our industry.

    Collette Arnheim CV

    Collette has a wealth of experience in health, fitness and food.  She is a qualified Dietitian and current food science student who is currently working within a coaching role in community health.

    Collette is looking for work experience in the food industry, to gain some experience and use her transferable skills in changing career pathways. Collette is a skilled project worker is business minded having run her own business and has several years work experience to draw on. She has terrific communication and leadership skills, is a fast learner willing to put her best foot forward. Collette is also a keen foodie who is passionate about all food and can watch the cooking channel all day for inspiration on her next meal.  

    Join AIFST >

    Memberships from $100 per year 

    Mentorships, webinars, complimentary magazine & newsletter, site tours, portal access & more!

    ┬ęCopyright 2020 Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology  |  Site by

    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software