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Research & Dev./Scientist - Omaha, NE 


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Omaha, NE 

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Under limited supervision researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Also, supports maintenance of existing brands, such as cost savings projects and nutrition improvements. Selects appropriate methods, tests and procedures for testing. Develops project timelines, creates technical proposals and reports and makes recommendations. Requires one of the following: Bachelors in Science or Chemistry and 3 to 5 years experience, Masters and 1 to 3 years experience, or PhD and 0 to 1 years experience.

  Complete project objectives under the direction of supervisor.

  Conceptualize and develop new product prototypes for Base Business organization.

  Improve existing products by optimizing product attributes (cost, nutritional profiles, and ingredient statements).

  Maintain accurate and complete records.

  Work with pilot plant equipment and external partners under limited supervision.

  Conduct plant trials and new product start-ups.

  Learn and utilize on-line specification system.

  Develop finished product and processing specifications.

  Execute experiments and prepare results for review.

  Develop prototypes that deliver project objectives. This may include ordering and weighing ingredients, as well as assembling prototypes for product evaluation.

  Sporadic to frequent travel, including flying to all parts of the U.S., possibly overseas, and driving a company or rental automobile 4 to 6 hours as needed


  BS in Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience required, canning, retort, frozen food and/or meal experience preferred.

  MS or PhD in Food Science or related fields preferred.

  Critical, independent thinking needed.

  Knowledge of ingredient functionality.

  Good understanding of food chemistry; especially oil chemistry.

  Good understanding of unit operations.

  Demonstrated ability to carry out several projects simultaneously.

  Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with a cross-functional organization.

  Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

  May travel up to 30% of time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible CAG representative.

As we build our brands, we`re building the team that will take our business to the next level. Our high-performance culture is based on simplicity, accountability and collaboration and offers exceptional career opportunities throughout the organization. Challenging positions at all levels offer opportunities in sales, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, IT, finance, R & D and other areas. All of our positions offer opportunity for personal growth and financial reward.

ConAgra Foods is an equal opportunity employer, and we place a high value on the diversity of our employees, customers, consumers and vendors. We`re looking for the best people with the best talent. You can build your career and be part of building the new ConAgra Foods.  

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