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Research & Development Scientist
Blue Chip Group, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT




A growing local Utah manufacturer and distributor of dry food products is searching for a Food Research & Development Scientist. This position will be responsible for researching and developing new dry food products and making modifications to existing products to improve overall efficiency and profitability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and establish product design and performance objectives by consulting with other functions including marketing and production
  • Develop new and improved food products and processes to meet consumer wants and needs
  • Develops laboratory prototypes and participates in scale-up in factory to produce products found on grocery store shelves
  • Conduct test protocols, procedures and product evaluation
  • Generate data to substantiate claims regarding the safety and efficiency of new products
  • Compute percentages of ingredients, formulas or other product factors using mathematical and chemical procedures
  • Conduct standardized tests on food, additives and preservatives in order to ensure compliance with standards and regulations
  • Provide assistance in research and development to Quality team
  • Oversee the integration of new products with other commercial areas including brand development, sales strategy, quality assurance, marketing and manufacturing
  • Record and compile test results, prepare graphs, charts and reports
  • Taste or smell foods in order to ensure that flavors meet specifications, or to select samples with specific characteristics
  • Maintain records of testing results or other documents as required by state or other governing agencies
  • Manage and guide the performance of food science technicians
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Masterís degree preferred
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, and quality control
  • Experience in a production environment or industrial laboratory

∑ Experience with Genesis software

Other Skills/Abilities
∑ Able to work independently with minimal supervision
∑ Able to work in a fast paced environment and able to multi-task and prioritize
∑ Strong analytical skills
∑ Strong communication skills: verbal, written and listening
∑ Able to present ideas and findings to colleagues and customers
∑ Receptive to new ideas and adapts to new situations

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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