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Food Scientist
LanceSoft Inc. - Whippany, NJ



Associate Scientist I - Global Gum Innovation

Sets up, operates and maintains laboratory instruments, monitors experiments, makes observations, calculates and records results, and often develops conclusions. Individual is familiar with basic scientific principles and has had some laboratory experience. Can follow written direction and maintain a laboratory notebook. Has good communication skills and is computer literate. This role will work closely with other groups in R&D, such as Process Development, Packaging, Analytical, Clinical, Regulatory and Sensory, as well as other functions, such as Marketing, Supply Chain and Procurement, to execute critical R&D project steps.


- Create Gum/Candy/pan coating batches in the lab
- Help coordinate and run pilot plant trials
- Participate in lab cleaning and maintenance
- Conduct stability studies
- Perform analytical measurements
- Help coordinate consumer testing
- Update Interspec System
- Attend meetings and product evaluations

- Bachelor's Degree in Science (preferably Food Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering)
- 1-2 years’ experience in food science. Experience with confectionery products preferable.
- Previous Laboratory experience highly desired
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs
- Good understanding of GMP, GLP, FDA, and OSHA
- Must be willing and able to chew samples of sugar and sugar free gum/candy.
- Solid math, written and verbal communications skills
- Flexibility to change priorities and timelines
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Good interpersonal skills and likes working in a team
- Ability to multitask
-Good problem solving skills

Job Type: Contract

Local candidates only:

  • Whippany, NJ 07981

Required experience:

  • Food Science: 1 year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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