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Food Scientist/Engineer - Gainesville, FL
Captozyme LLC



         Gainesville, Florida

         Type: Full-time

         Min. Experience: Senior Level

         Salary: $65,000 - $85,000



General Description:

The Food Scientist will assist in the research and development activities of Captozyme, in particular analyzing various foods for oxalate content.  The Food Scientist will bridge the gap between laboratory chemistry and industrial food processes and be able to work cross-functionally to consider consumer needs such as smell, taste and texture while also considering experimental outcome. The Food Scientist should be comfortable communicating on topics relating to best business practices in food processes, regulations, manufacturing and testing.  The role requires a deep understanding of food, its composition and how chemicals interact within it.  Initial laboratory responsibilities will entail ion chromatography to analyze oxalate levels in various foods. The Food Scientist will be expected to analyze oxalate content in foods, carry out enzyme assays, and be able to deliver meaningful results quantifying the oxalate level in various foods and enzyme activity in various matrices. The Scientist is also expected to independently research alternative methods, processes, and tools that can be used to reach the set objectives. This position requires an individual who takes personal responsibility in their results. The Food Scientist will be in part responsible for the upkeep of the lab including cleanliness, inventory management, instrument upkeep/troubleshooting, etc.


The successful candidate will constantly strive for perfection in every task, no matter how small. He/She will be willing to learn and constantly desire more responsibility.


Primary Responsibilities:

         Analyzing oxalate levels and bioavailability in various food matrices

         Develop and optimize biochemical and analytic chemistry assays

         Ability to independently, and under direction, execute all parts of running quantitative and qualitative assays

         Ability to deliver results in a timely and organized manner

         Report writing or data presentation to Senior Scientist on daily basis and to CSO or upper management on a semi-regular basis

         Develop connections with external entities in specific areas of expertise (food engineering related)

         Develop Consumer needs processes and prototypes to guide V.O.C. (voice of customer) feedback sessions

         Strategize facile implementation of ingredient into various foods following appropriate regulations, incorporation into existing manufacturing processes, and considering consumer needs.



         Bachelorís degree in a life science/engineering related field with 4+ years industry, or Masterís degree in relevant field with 2+ years industry experience

         Exceptional problem solving, analytical and critical thinking ability - to drive to outcomes that are game changing

         Inventor spirit: a creative thinker that seeks to disrupt the status quo, constantly pushing for better ways to stimulate the creative development of ideas

         Strong independence, capable of working with limited guidance

         Demonstrated technology acumen - Expert skill and knowledge in appropriate application areas (subject matter, category, etc.)

         Basic knowledge of laboratory techniques: pipetting, proteins, buffering, notebook upkeep etc.

         Familiarity with food industry manufacturing, testing, safety and health standards

         Data driven with aptitude for perfection

         Excellent organizational, communication, and influencing skills

         Excellent technical judgment with ability to understand complex problems and translate to broad audiences 

         Strong time management skills

         Interpersonal skills / Professionalism

         Competent in MS Excel, Word, and presentation tools

         Passion for new ideas, trends and bringing new solutions to the world is a must 


Endless Opportunities:

Captozyme has big plans for the future, just like you. We understand that it takes preparation and hard work to get there. So, we offer challenging purpose, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions - and as far as you want to go.


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