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Welcome to the Department of Food Science

We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for leadership positions in the food industry, academia, and government. Our research programs are designed to expand understanding of the biological/microbiological, chemical, physical, sensory, nutritional, and engineering properties of foods and beverages. Our extension and outreach programs transfer research-based information and technology to consumers, food and beverage companies, and government agencies with the goal of enhancing the availability, quality, and safety of our food supply. 


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Position Announcements

The Department of Food Science is currently hiring for these positions:

Industry Liaison Officer for the Cornell Institute of Food Systems Industry Program

The ILO will lead the Cornell Institute for Food Systems Industry Program (CIFS-IPP), a membership-based industrial outreach program that provides opportunities for companies to collaborate with Cornell’s Department of Food Science. CIFS-IPP allows companies to gain direct and priority access to knowledge and resources available through the department. The program helps connect companies and organizations to food-related faculty research programs at Cornell, with the goal of establishing research collaborations, as well as internship and employment opportunities for students.  To apply please visit Cornell Workday for Industry Liaison Officer for CIFS-IPP.

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