Food Applications Technician-GER00233
Mars Symbioscience is a technology-based health and life
sciences business focused on evidence-based product development. First
established in 2005, Mars Symbioscience acts as
an incubator for business ideas generated throughout Mars business
segments. Pioneering some of the most innovative and breakthrough
fundamental scientific research, Symbioscience is
developing solutions that translate science into products which have a
positive impact on people, pets and the planet.
Summary: This position supports routine product design &
development activities as well as the day-to-day operation &
maintenance of the food applications laboratory.
bench-top product development activities as to support the CocoaVia® product line and Cocoa Flavanol
ingredient sciences, such as:
in sample preparation for tasting sessions and for research experiments
(e.g. weighing, serving, cleaning, centrifuging, etc.)
product formulations from a flavor and process perspective. This involves
identification, assessment and implementation of raw materials to meet
product requirements at different stages of process development (bench-top,
in setting up and execution of sensory panels (creating test design, data
recording and analysis).
for the calibration of thermometers, pH meters and scales.
the raw material inventory up-to-date for FA group.
and update current formulations, where required quality specifications and
and maintain good conditions the food applications lab (e.g. bench-tops,
fridge, water baths, cabinets, cooking utensils, etc.).
with the running and maintenance of laboratory/pilot plant equipment (such
as pH meter, Microthermics, etc.).
up and manage shelf stability testing of ingredients and products
and maintain external communications and relationships with vendors,
external laboratories, and inter departmental clients.
new product concepts and scientifically evaluate prototypes against
benchmark product success criteria.
Knowledge and Skills
individual must have a positive, practical attitude with strong technical
knowledge/experience in food ingredients (e.g. starches, hydrocolloids,
protein concentrates, etc.), their functionality.
Working knowledge/experience in food processing
operations (e.g. agglomeration, spray drying etc.) is a plus.
to document accurate and detailed logs of experiments and formulas in a
standard laboratory notebook according to Good Laboratory Practices.
and is able to efficiently manage workload, setting priorities in
conjunction with the team in a dynamic R&D environment.
individual must be able work cooperatively and effectively as part of a
team and in an independent manner as required.
to follow established procedures and take direction effectively.
to proactively look at opportunities of improvement and take ownership of
tasks assigned to them.
notions of sensory science are a plus.
knowledge of MS Office is required.
Education and Experience
degree in Food Science is a must. 2-4 years of experience in product
development is required.
Mission Critical Competencies
travel may be required for product trials (minimum travel, < 2 weeks/
We are an equal opportunity
employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the
application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.
The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be
penalized as a result of such a request.
Research and Development