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R&D Associate Scientist - PepsiCo

Locations: Valhalla, NY

Research & Development





Job Description

Job Title: Associate Scientist/Scientist

Band: E6/7


  • Support efforts for ideation and development of new beverages within the Global Beverage Category that are consistent with PepsiCo's Performance with Purpose Objectives

Job Accountabilities:

  • Conduct and document product development lab work, including development of bench top prototypes, implementation and maintenance of stability testing, and scale-ups for commercialization
  • Provide product formulation support by accurately preparing laboratory beverages and concentrates and submitting samples for analytical and sensory evaluation. Create beverage documents; ensure products are safe stable and legal.
  • Possess basic technical foundation of ingredient functionality and potential interactions
  • Ability to conduct experiments, analyze data and make recommendations to address technical challenges
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written, including timely and accurate documentation of work in laboratory notebooks, actively communicate status of research.
  • Demonstrates ability to understand application of consumer research and experimental design to project objectives
  • Collaborate with cross functional team to reach project objectives

Key Challenges:

  • Ability to quickly learn, demonstrate proper laboratory techniques and formulate products
  • Ability to self initiate and manage multiple project tasks independently to meet business objectives and to support the individuals of the workgroup
  • Ability to communicate and highlight risks

Critical Competencies:

The successful candidate will be experienced in the consumer goods industry and demonstrate the following skills:

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Strong laboratory skills
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Team work
  • Communication/Presentation Skills (verbal and written)

In addition, the following capabilities will be essential to success in the job:

  • Ability to provide thought leadership on tactical aspects of projects
  • Outstanding time management, team working and communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and communicate implications of experimental results

Education & Experience:


  • B.S. in Food Science or related discipline. 1-2 years experience and/or Masters in Food Science or related discipline a plus


  • Technician and/or Summer Intern experience(s) at a consumer goods company

Other Job Requirements:

  • This position will require flexibility in working hours to set-up and complete focus groups, product expos, pilot plant scale-ups or plant trials that may extend past typical working hours.
  • Field Travel will be required (domestic & international). Estimated 10%.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
protected veteran status, or disability status.
PepsiCo is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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Job Ref: 104092BR


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