We're Hiring - Scientific Assistant Intern

An exciting opportunity has arisen at IFST. We are looking for a Scientific Assistant Intern to support our work to promote food science and technology for the benefit, safety and health of everyone. You will be a key member of our scientific team.
This is a 6 month (with possibility to extend), part-time paid internship, to start during 2023. The role will be suitable for a student, postgraduate or early-career researcher.
You will play a crucial role in supporting our Senior Scientific Affairs Manager and be part of technical projects for the identification, collation and creation of advisory knowledge-sharing materials for IFST stakeholders, including professionals working in the food sector.

If you are UK-based and interested in developing your scientific skills, join us to help put our ambitious plans into practice.

Job description and person specification are attached below.
To apply, please send your CV & cover letter to recruitment@ifst.org

About IFST

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).

IFST is guided in its decision-making and activities by its five values and through a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Our values:

  • Evidence-based
  • Professional
  • Innovative
  • Independent
  • Food Science Community

For further information about us, please see our website.

IFST’s EDI Statement

We recognise the importance and benefits of equal opportunities, diversity, inclusion and eliminating discrimination in every aspect of our work.

We aim to ensure that no individual or group (including members, employees, job applicants, officeholders, volunteers, consultants, members of committees and panels or participants in research) is treated more or less favourably than others on grounds of gender, age, marital status, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternity/paternity or religion.

We work to comply with all the legislation related to equal opportunities to ensure that the culture, philosophy and processes within IFST are free from bias of any kind.

IFST Scientific Assistant Internship - Job Description & Person Spec.pdf