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Food Scientist/Industry Expert

Are you inspired by working with others to uncover solutions to challenges faced by food processors? Does the food system and the various product categories intrigue you and inspire you to have an impact on companies throughout the spectrum of the ingredients to end product? Are you looking to participate in a team that values integrity, passion, and commitment within ourselves and relays that philosophy to others? 

CIFT is poised to bring on an energetic and creative team member who embraces new challenges while also being able to identify and directly deliver assistance to medium-sized food companies across Ohio. This is achieved through a blend of technical expertise, project management skills, and business development expertise. Being capable of networking with a broad audience while also having impeccable listening skills to uncover new opportunities is desired. Strong written and verbal communication skills with a Master’s Degree or at least a Bachelor’s in food science and technology or a related field along with five or more years of experience, preferably within a processing environment. 

For over 25 years, CIFT has focused on our mission of driving competitiveness for food processors and agribusinesses through a unique blend of business solutions, innovation, and technical expertise. As a private, non-profit organization, CIFT engages with industry, academia, policymakers, innovators, and more. The preferred location is Toledo, Ohio with logistical considerations and a hybrid work schedule in place. This is a full-time salary position with competitive pay and benefits offered. Each day is different, the engagements are unique, and all impacts are incredibly rewarding.  For more information on CIFT visit our website Please submit your resume along with a cover letter to

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