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Associate Food Scientist – Frozen - Boulder, CO

Pinnacle Foods






At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


Boulder Brands is the health and wellness business unit of Pinnacle Foods. Located in downtown Boulder, Colorado, Boulder Brands is committed to providing superior tasting, solution-driven products. The company’s health and wellness platform consists of brands that target specific consumer needs: the Gardein brand delivers frozen plant based protein for consumers looking for a healthy meat protein alternative; the Glutino® and Udi’s Gluten Free® brands for gluten-free diets; the Earth Balance® brand for plant-based diets; and EVOL foods for consumers seeking simple and pure ingredients.


As part of the R&D team, the Associate Food Scientist will execute strategic product development programs from concept development through commercialization. This individual will interact with R&D, Packaging, Manufacturing and Marketing throughout their projects.



  • Conduct food product formulation and lab testing using recognized procedures
  • Interpret results and develop an understanding of how to translate to possible solutions
  • Conduct trials at pilot plant and production facilities
  • Write technical reports and maintain accurate and complete technical records
  • Learn and utilize the online specification system
  • Complete all commercialization activities scaling up prototypes to deliver consistent products at the factory
  • Work in collaboration with cross functional team members
  • Develop process parameters ensuring plant capability



  • Basic technical/analytical/culinary skills
  • Ability to interact with others in manufacturing, lab, and office environment
  • Good time management and multitasking skills
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of food recipes
  • Computer skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint



  • Knowledgeable in natural and clean label ingredient selection, formulation, processing equipment, and operating conditions
  • Basic technical and theoretical knowledge of food science and manufacturing processes
  • Experience working with chefs and in culinary settings and proven record of taking culinary concepts to formulating into commercialization level


  • 0-2 years of Food Product Development experience
  • Experience in frozen meals, and/or culinary training




BS/MS Food Science or related field


Travel 25-40%


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