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Food Scientist
Clara Foods - San Francisco, CA




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If you love food and love making food even more, we are looking for you! If every time you pick up a packaged food item and almost instinctively turn it around to read the back panel; we need you! If you understand food chemistry and can turn food ingredients into delicious, nutritious and safe food items; you will love our mission of creating scrumptious foods from very sustainable sources.

Reports To : Director of Product Development

Training and skills

  • BS in Food Science with 3-5 years; MS with 1-3 years; or PhD with 0-1 years of active food product development experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of food chemistry, protein chemistry, ingredient functionality and interactions, food processing techniques; food microbiology, food safety fundamentals; food packaging; US Foods laws and regulations is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of fundamentals and practices of sensory and consumer science is required.
  • Proven track record of launching consumer food products and familiarity with stage gate process would be highly desirable.

Roles and responsibilities
As a key member of the Product Development and Innovation team, you will be tasked with:

  • conducting functionality tests on food ingredients in model systems
  • formulating food product concepts to demonstrate functional attributes
  • developing formulation and process specifications- collaborating with suppliers and vendors to effectively source materials and services
  • collaborating with research institutions to conduct analytical as well as nutritional testing as needed
  • ensure compliance with food laws and regulations

Job Type: Full-time


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