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Food Scientist




Nutritional Chemistry


United States - Miami, FL








Covance Food Solutions, formerly International Food Network is looking to add a Food Scientist to our team. This person should be well versed in all phases of the food product development cycle and can work independently to develop a new product from concept through plant scale-up. Supervision of a junior professional such as a lab tech or an intern will be project dependent. This is an exciting time to join a company where you are able to cross train on a variety of projects. Additional responsibilities include:

• Plans and designs specific activities required by the projects and distributes activities to Laboratory Technologist or Intern based on skill sets.
• Executes experimental, analytical, and sensory work on both bench and pilot scale.
• Develops analytical methods and coordinates nutritional and component analysis.
• Writes reports, formulas, data and communication that is thorough and ready for the client with little or no editing required by supervisor.
• Ensures all samples are prepared with good GMP’s that are well labeled and of high quality.
• Ensures lab notebook maintenance SOP is followed.
• Seeks out information/facilities to get the job completed.
• Collaborates with internal and external resources (suppliers, consultants, professors, service providers and other third party people) to find solutions.
• Ensures appropriate and timely communication of key information among client, team and supervisor.
• Establishes and maintains professional rapport with client.
• Adds insight and value to discussions, understanding client needs.
• Organizes and participates in meetings and conference calls.
• Reads and responds to emails, phone calls in a timely manner.
• Assists team members to carry out such communication duties as necessary.
• Independently coordinates pilot and plant trials: develops trial plans and protocols, serves as liaison between the manufacturing plant, client and development laboratory for trial.
• Independently drafts, structures and executes project plans. Submits to supervisor for review. Identifies appropriate phases and deliverables and determines resource needs.
• Writes pilot and plant trial reports.
• Maintains documentation; Organizes computer and hard copy files and records in lab notebook for corporate records and sharing.
• Keeps updated and educated on relevant news, literature and findings in the industry.
• Trains less-experienced staff
• Performs other related duties as assigned
• Travels to various NCFS and client locations to support studies and projects
• Travels to technical conferences to represent Covance


• Ph.D. degree from an IFT accredited food science program, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Practical experience in product development, preferably combined with experience in basic food-related research, is a preferred part of an individual’s preparation for this position.
• IFT Certified Food Scientist qualification is recommended at this level.


• Baking experience including Gluten free preferred
• Ability to develop basic labels, including ingredient line and nutrition facts panels.
• Some project management skills.
• Ability to conduct review of related literature and references to obtain the required information and subsequently apply it.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Highly skilled in conducting research, data interpretation, and writing reports.
• Skillled in performing scientific presentations and preparing scientific publications.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.


Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.


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