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Application Scientist - Twin Falls, ID





Date: Nov 1, 2017

Location: Twin Falls, ID, ID, US

Company: Glanbia

Application Scientist 


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Key Responsibilities include:


  • Formulate commercially-viable food and supplement applications including bars, beverages, bakery products, confectionary and related products, utilizing a variety of ingredients, including dairy, flax and chia with a solutions approach and building lower cost solutions.
  • Respond quickly to customer requests for reformulations of existing and new products.
  • Support new ingredient solutions with food and supplement formulations.
  • Establish a strong working relationship with the Product Strategic Management and Sales teams within Glanbia that new products can be commercialized in a smooth, rapid manner.
  • Analyze texture and flavour of developed prototypes – use texture analysis instrumentation with accompanying computer/software-based analysis and sensory evaluation for flavor profiles.
  • Create great tasting food and supplement prototypes from poor flavoured ingredients (i.e. masking bitter, metallic, oxidized flavors).
  • Formulate and produce new product prototypes (foods and supplements) that expand into areas that were previously not achievable – i.e. improved heat stability, pH stability, higher concentration of ingredients, improved texture and appearance.
  • Operate pilot plant equipment including; bar plant, enrober, beverage plant, blender, UHT system etc.
  • Develop nutrition labels and ingredient labels using Genesis Software that meet FDA regulatory requirements.
  • Order and stock supplies and ingredients for the applications lab.
  • Plan and design robust experiments (experimental design) that can be statistically analyzed.
  • Make technical presentations at conferences, meetings, trade shows, and customer visits
  • Take food and supplement formulations from bench-top to pilot plant and finally to commercial scale.



  • Must possess a Bachelor’s of Science degree (B.S.) or 5 years of related experience in the Food Science or a similar field. 
  • A Master’s (M.S.) degree in Food Science or similar field would be preferred.
  • Experience with formulating food products is preferred, particularly looking for protein bar and beverage experience, including successful development and commercialization of such products, with a strong understanding of proteins, sweeteners, fiber, starch, and stabilizer systems, and how ingredients interact with processing to form desirable texture and flavor in food applications.
  • Proficient computer skills that allow analysis and interpretation of scientific data, graphics, statistical analysis and preparation of publication quality manuscripts.



Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls


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