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Senior R&D Food Technologist
Nu-World Foods - Dyersville, IA





Job Summary

Nu-World Foods is a dynamic leader in the rapidly expanding gluten-free, allergy friendly food industry. Nu-World has corporate offices in Naperville, IL, and dedicated gluten-free contract manufacturing (dry mixes and finished popped goods) and milling and blending operations located in Dyersville, Iowa, home of the "Field of Dreams". Dyersville is a friendly community of 5,000 located 20 miles west of Dubuque in the rolling hills of northeast Iowa, about 3 1/2 hours from Chicago.

This position will be located at our Dyersville, IA location and report to the Director of Quality and Assurance and R&D as well as to the President of the company.

Job Description: Senior R&D Food Technologist

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with Sales, Customers and Suppliers regarding all aspects of R&D project work and act to facilitate customer sales
  • Work in conjunction with QA and R&D Director define objectives & long term goals for R&D in addition to prioritizing lab projects
  • Give technical input to projects and act as a technical resource to Sales department and customers
  • Complete product development including product modification, ingredient comparison, customer samples and continuing product optimization
  • Generate formulas and prep direction guidelines for lab technicians and adjust based on the results of lab work
  • Document all project work and testing in lab books and personal computer
  • Manage packaging and shipping of lab and production samples under 10 lbs
  • Generate/master product formulas and information, ingredient costing and batch sheets for new products
  • Supervise, coach and train R&D lab technicians; delegating project work and daily review of project progress
  • Communicate project status to sales department and management team on a regular basis
  • Assign new ingredient item numbers
  • Keep lab supplied with necessary supplies and ingredient samples and maintain lab equipment
  • Remain current on new developments and innovations in the allergen-free baking industry


  • B.S. or M.S, in Food Science, Biology or related field.
  • At least 5 years of Food Manufacturing/product development experience
  • Must be able to work within a team environment and individually
  • Strong computer skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to take the lead in projects
  • Strict adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed
  • Strong attention to detail

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Food R&D: 7 years


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