R&D Principal Scientist- Ingredient discovery

Oct 11, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Discover technologies and insights to enable superior mouthfeel experience for beverages

Job Accountabilities:

* Identify and validate new ingredients and technologies

* Develop ingredient delivery systems to address solubility, taste and stability concerns

* Leverage experimental designs to develop robust sensory and analytical test protocols for new ingredients or compounds

* Effectively communicate technical findings through presentations, publications, or patents

* Effectively protect intellectual property

Critical Competencies:

* The successful candidate will drive discovery of new ingredients and technologies leveraging the following skills:

* Strong working knowledge of hydrocolloids, materials science, and their application in beverage systems

* Ingredient delivery systems and methods to stabilize ingredients across the pH range

* Analytical and sensory methods to measure functionality of colloidal systems

* Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)

* Strong problem solving/Critical thinking skills to identify solutions to technical challenges

Knowledge & Experience:

* M.S degree in Chemistry or Food Science with 10+ years R&D experience in consumer products industry

* Ph.D degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Food Science with 5+ years experience in Academia or Industry

* Experience working effectively as a member and contributor in cross functional teams

* Demonstrated project management experience

* Experience and track record in patents and IP strategy

* Ready to Drink Beverage experience a plus

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,

protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Job Ref: 99010BR