Application Scientist - Twin Falls, ID
Date: Nov 1, 2017
Location: Twin Falls, ID, ID, US
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.
- 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,
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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