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R&D Scientist

Job Title
R&D Scientist
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R&D Scientist


Position Summary:


We are working with one of the fastest-growing dairy brands in the country! To continue this explosive growth, our client is hiring a R&D Scientist to take on projects from concept to commercialization. The ideal candidate must be hands-on with product development in the food industry and able to develop specifications for new products based on critical sensory and nutritional attributes. Please apply if interested!   


Job Responsibilities:

·        Develop, formulate, and commercialize food products with minimal supervision.

·        Tasting different food products, including dairy.

·        Create benchtop/prototype samples and develop SOPs.

·        Work with plant leadership team to develop action plans while monitoring progress of plans and improving the results.

·        Work with external resources including suppliers and co-manufactures.

·        Work with Innovation, Operation, and Quality teams plus other partner to create and improve food products.


Required Skills/Qualifications:


  • Bachelors Degree in Science, preferably food science or culinary degree.
  • Minimum two years of R&D experience in a food company and/or relevant product development.
  • Experience with fermentation.

·        Great understanding of chemistry and microbiology.

·        Strong sensory skills that can identify and describe flavors in detail.

·        Comfortable to work in a manufacturing environment.

·        Great understanding of taste, texture, and how it will impact quality of food.

·        Passion for natural foods and health & wellness.


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