Chemical Food Safety & Toxicology Intern
– Omaha, NE
Food safety involves appropriate management of
microbial organisms as well as chemical agents. Chemical agents include
naturally occurring compounds such as allergens and mycotoxins or may
artificially enter the food supply through a variety of mechanism including
leaching from food contact materials, as pesticides or drugs used during
growth of the food or as contaminants. The science of Chemical Food Safety
is evolving as analytical techniques allow the detection of chemicals at
ever lower concentrations. Furthermore, the increasingly global supply of
food ingredients and range of international food standards and regulations
contribute to the variety of findings.
The Chemical Food Safety Intern will have the opportunity to
contribute to the research, regulatory and quality groups as an integral
member of the team that proactively addresses any food chemical issue that
may arise. The Chemical Food Safety Intern will work with the ConAgra
Director of Toxicology as well as members of the Regulatory, Nutrition and
Scientific Affairs teams. He or she will be mentored and receive training
while gaining insight into industry.
The Chemical Food Safety and Toxicology Intern should be an
independent, self-starter capable of working in a collaborative environment
demonstrated by sharing ideas, opinions and expertise. Excellent verbal and
written skills are a plus.