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Senior Scientist - Eden Prairie, MN  

Job Description

Davisco Foods is looking for a Senior Scientist to assist our Eden Prairie, MN Research Center in Applications Research.


The Senior Scientist, Applications Research position is for a self-motivated food science professional who wishes to join a growing global organization and expand the use of whey products to new customers, new markets and uncovering new benefits to consumers.



Essential Functions include the following:


    Through science and experimentation, investigate new and better ways to incorporate whey products into a wide variety of food and nutrition products.

    Collaborate with sales team to prepare and present application prototypes for trade shows and site visits.

    Support the development and improvement of Davisco products through applications testing and quality optimization.

    Support Sales and Marketing of Davisco products by leading the customer application projects through applications testing, formula development and technology transfer.

    Support Sales and Marketing of Davisco products through oral presentations and customer visits, highlighting scientifically-supported properties and functionality of ingredients.

    Research current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts.

    Strategically select raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers for use in applications research.

    Ensure product designs and the Applications Research laboratory adhere to federal and food industry standards.



Secondary Functions include the following:


    Generally maintain open communication and collaboration and cooperating with technical and commercial colleagues in sales and technical services, marketing and distribution.

    Maintain administrative systems that facilitate documentation and dissemination of technical knowledge on Davisco products.

    Perform other duties as assigned.



Technical Competencies:


    Advanced knowledge of food science principles.

.    Ability to perform measurements of food properties.

    Ability to plan, execute and prepare reports on benchtop and pilot plant trials.

    Ability prepare and present technical presentations to customers.

    Proficient with Microsoft Office.

    Knowledge of office administration procedures and ability to operate most standard office equipment.




    Bachelor of Science in Food Science or related field.

    Masters of Science is a plus.

    3+ years of relevant work experience in the food industry.

    Experience in customer interactions is a plus.



Non-technical Competencies:


    Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

    Must work well in a team environment.

    Must be self-motivated to stretch boundaries.

    Ability to pay strong attention to detail and multi-task effectively.



Work Conditions:


The Davisco Eden Prairie office is a newly constructed office suite with state-of-the-art facilities to support sales, applications research, marketing and logistics for both the Davisco industrial sales division ( and the BiPro Consumer division ( The team-oriented culture includes an annual conference and training with global staff, social events and open collaboration and communication among team members. Davisco encourages its team members to focus hard on their work and to enjoy their shared time together. Essential work conditions for this role include:


    Attendance from 8 AM to 5 PM.

    Ability to communicate with a global sales force as needed on evenings and weekends.

    Frequent use of computer, internet and telephone.

    Contributions to projects within a food research lab.



EEO Policy Statement:


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.

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