Food Scientist

Job Description
Job Code: 134
# of openings: 1


The Senior Food Scientist, reporting to the VP Product Development, will be responsible for the shared management of the activities of the Flavor & Food Application Laboratory including but not limited to sample design, sample preparation, and part-time staff development. Provide technical leadership, training, and guidance to a large team of part time Laboratory Technicians. The Successful candidate will equip and implement Food applications including but limited to: meat products, soups & sauces, beverages (CSDs & NCBs), yogurt & dairy, oral care and sweet goods.


Formulate basic applications

Provide technical leadership and training

Manage operations of food application preparation for sensory testing

Design and implement service agreements for application pilot studies

Train and Manage laboratory staff

Liaise with suppliers for sourcing of food ingredients

Provide guidance and give biannual performance appraisals to staff

Schedule and design daily/weekly workloads

Design laboratory set ups for food applications

Maintain a clean and organized lab that complies with all OSHA and other safety regulations

Design and implement project formulations that align with the needs of Project Leaders

Effectively translate project lead requests to physical samples accurately and efficiently

Manage and improve compound databases and inventories

Collaborate with project leaders to ensure project goals and workflows align

Manage multiple project set ups with different project teams and priorities


PhD in food science or related field, or MSc with minimum 10 years industrial experience

Proven ability to formulate and create a number of basic food applications

Demonstrates outstanding verbal and written communication skills and abilities

Strong management skills and excellent time management.



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New Jersey

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