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Associate Innovation Scientist - Alsip, IL




Supports GFUS Innovation Team projects to develop new breakthrough Innovation technologies for application by PD Team and key clients, which support the overall Griffith Foods business strategy.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Functions as a scientist to support the development of new and optimized Innovation technologies (raw materials, formulas, processes) in execution of technical activities, which support PD, key clients and the overall Griffith Foods business strategy.
  • Applies food science, chemistry, microbiology, biology, and physics principles in research and development.
  • Provides support to the design, planning, execution and reporting of experiments and projects at the direction of a Manager, Director, Principal or Senior Principal Scientist.
  • Works within assigned priorities, projects, and timelines.
  • Uses DOE (Design of Experiments) where possible to design statistically robust experimental designs.
  • Uses technical and problem solving skills to approach projects.
  • Communicates project progress internally.
  • Completes raw material development and product formulation activities to drive efficient production of safe and regulatory compliant food products and processes.
  • Follows Innovation processes and protocols to ensure efficiencies and effectiveness of function.
  • Maintains GLP’s, GMP’s and all required laboratory records, using electronic systems and written protocols.
  • Represents Innovation in professional business relationships with GFUS client and supplier base.
  • Responsible for maintaining the security of all information regarding raw material composition, product formulas, processes and related confidential information.



  • BS in Science or related technical degree.
  • 6 months food industry experience working within a technical R&D or Quality environment; either as an intern or full-time employee.
  • Position requires up to 15% travel.
  • Must have high attention to detail.
  • A passion for the food industry.
  • Technically creative and able to problem solve.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook.














Griffith Foods is a global manufacturer of food products. We provide a wide range of taste and texture components for food industry customers throughout the world. Our products include seasoning blends, dry mixes, coating systems, dough blends, crumbs, flavors, sauces and food bases that are used in an extensive variety of application from snack foods and processed meat and poultry to ready meals. Our customers include food processors, restaurant operators and grocery retailers. While our name may not be familiar to consumers, our products are key components of foods offered by many of the world's best-known companies.


For more than half a century, we've focused on a single mission at Custom Culinary®: to create the finest-quality, most authentic bases, sauces and gravies for our foodservice and food processing customers. Developed by our culinary specialists to deliver made-from-scratch taste and inspired results in just minutes, our products bring exceptional aroma, flavor and consistency to all your signature dishes. True Taste begins with Custom Culinary®.


Combining modern science and artistic culinary application, the Meat Flavor Experts™ INNOVA provides high impact taste fidelity with its Robust® brand of meat flavors. Profiles are available in every nuance imaginable from specific notes to complex ethnic flavors systems. INNOVA provided a full spectrum of savory flavors through the Savor Notes™ line.

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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  



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