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Job Title

Research Scientist


Richland Center, WI, US

Professional Area

Research and Development

Employment Status

Full Time

Brief Description

As a Research Scientist, you will work as a part of the Customer Product Solutions team and support internal and external customers on projects, trials and startups within the cultured products category with an emphasis on yogurt. Develop new and innovative products and manufacturing processes to meet customers' needs. Modify existing products and processes to improve overall quality or costs. Develop or identify new or more cost effective ingredients and production methods.


Detailed Description

Duties of the Research Scientist role include:

  • Work in production and pilot plant locations. Develop defined work plans, conduct experiments, and write reports. Develop a basic understanding of the R&D product development SOP. Exercise excellent listening and communication skills such as conveying technical concepts, effectively conducting presentations to inform and influence decisions, and writing detailed reports.
  • Exercise a good understanding of Schreiber Foods product categories, including regulatory standards and Schreiber Foods labeling practices. Develop a high level of expertise in a specific product category.    
  • Having a good understanding of regulatory standards and labeling issues; having a good understanding of Schreiber Foods labeling practices and patent law; having a broadened core area of expertise; recognizing products and/or processes that may be patentable in their development.
  • Serve as a direct point person for contract manufacture related yogurt products. Become intimately involved in new ingredient and formula set-up by developing specifications, plant production SOP manuals, production manuals, and formula guidelines. Plan and conduct scale-up trials at a customer's request or for Schreiber product development. Commercialize newly developed and approved prototypes. Prep and ship product samples for both internal and external customers to review. 
  • Serve as effective R&D, Customer Product Solutions and POD team member. Accomplish projects and tasks through teamwork with R&D scientists, operations, marketing, engineering, and customers.
  • Identify, explore, and implement the use of new ingredients and manufacturing technologies to improve efficiency, sales, and profitability of Schreiber Foods. Develop products, processes, and technology that are robust and use sound experimental design to validate. Maintain strong application of scientific method. 
  • Serves as a technical resource and on-site formulations expert to look into and address problems and opportunities that may arise at the plant locations.
  • Apply scientific principles and understandings to evaluate ideas and opportunities. Develop and expand global network of contacts within food & dairy industries, and academia. Apply good business sense to determine applicability to our businesses.


Job Requirements


We're looking for leaders who thrive in fast-paced environments. The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelorís degree in Food/Dairy Science or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience in Research, Product Development and/or Dairy Processing/Production 
  • Internal partners: Must of 2 years of experience in current role
  • Desire to grow and take on new challenges and opportunities



How To Apply

If you're interested in joining a growing, team-oriented organization of more than 7,000 partners worldwide, please apply today through the links provided on this site or by visiting the Schreiber Foods careers site at


An Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.





Additional Details

Exciting opportunities. New challenges every day. A chance to make a difference -- and work with great people. That's life at Schreiber Foods.


Take the next step in your career by applying your knowledge and skills at Schreiber... where you'll experience more opportunities, more rewards, more teamwork and be an essential ingredient in the companyís success.


To learn more about Schreiber Foods, please visit our website at



Amount of Travel

5-25 percent

Work At Home


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