We're Hiring – Scientific Assistant (internship)

We are looking for an intern to support our work to promote food science and technology for the benefit, safety and health of everyone.

This is a 12 week (paid) internship. This role will mainly be suitable for a student/postgrad or early-career researcher. We will be recruiting four interns across the year.

  • January - March (FILLED)
  • April - June (FILLED)
  • July - September (recruiting)
  • October - December (recruiting)

As our Scientific Assistant (intern), you will play a crucial role in supporting our Scientific Affairs Manager. You will be part of a technical project and will be responsible for the identification, collation and creation of advisory knowledge-sharing materials for IFST stakeholders, including professionals working in the food sector, on the agreed topic e.g. Sustainability, Food Processing (preservation).

We are a small team, so we all work together to keep things running smoothly.

If you are interested in developing your scientific skills, join us to help put our ambitious plans to grow our membership into practice.

Send us your CV and a cover letter - please ensure you have read the person specification. We will look at applications as we receive them.  If we think you could be right for the role, we will ask you to come in to meet us.

No agencies, please.

The post will be partly home-based while the COVID-19 restrictions are in place.  Our office is based in Hammersmith, London W6, and regular attendance at the office is envisaged as restrictions ease.

We are the UK’s leading professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology. We are an internationally respected independent membership body, supporting food professionals through knowledge sharing and professional recognition.

Our core aim is the advancement of food science and technology based on impartial science and knowledge sharing.

Our membership comprises individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, from students to experts, working across a wide range of disciplines within the sector.

We are a registered charity (no 1121681) and a company limited by guarantee (no 930776).


Scientific Assistant Intern Nov 2021.pdf