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R&D Scientist I - Beverage


CA - Corona

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Job Summary

This position is a research scientist working at the bench and pilot plant to support the development of the business. People in this position will develop products/processes, derive new products and commercialize both for value addition to the business.

This position will be responsible for management and operation of the pilot plant on a day to day basis.

Essential Functions

  • Formulate commercially-viable applications including RTD beverages, RTM beverages, bars and other nutritional applications.
  • Operate and manage pilot plant equipment including; microthermics indirect and direct injection modules, blending equipment, homogeniser.
  • Trouble shoot and carry out minor repair on pilot plant equipment and facilities. Perform general and preventative maintenance to assure minimal downtime
  • Take formulations from bench-top to pilot plant and finally to commercial scale.
  • Develop nutrition labels and ingredient labels using Genesis Software that meet FDA regulatory requirements.
  • Respond quickly to customer requests for reformulations of existing and new products.
  • Establish a strong working relationship with the Glanbia Business Development team so that new products can be commercialized in a smooth, rapid manner.
  • Make technical presentations at conferences, meetings, trade shows, and customer visits



  • Must possess a bachelor of science (B.S)  or equivalent; four years related experience and/or training.
  • Must be mechanically inclined, requires skills in troubleshooting, and maintenance & repair of  plant equipment
  • Proficient computer skills that allow analysis and interpretation of scientific data, graphics, statistical analysis and preparation of publication quality manuscripts.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be flexible in schedule to meet the needs of various projects including attending plant trials
  • Must be accurate in taking samples & performing tests
  • Experience with the application of ingredients in nutritional products and functional foods is highly desirable. 
  • Self-motivated and ability to work with little supervision



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