Product Development Scientist -
Food Products - Nashville-Davidson, TN
Suggested Degree Level: Bachelor of Science ;Master of
We are currently
reviewing candidates for the position of Product Development Scientist
with a leading food products company. There are 4 positions available for
immediate hire. Will work from Corporate headquarters in Nashville TN.
These are new positions due to steady and increased demand for products.
These positions can greatly enhance your career in Food Science.
-- Conceptualize, develop and implement product and process innovations
for food products
-- Provide operational execution and project management for new product
-- Identify evolving food technologies through publications, conferences
-- Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to create breakthrough
-- Develop product concept prototypes
-- Develop and execute experiments, and ensure availability of raw
materials and resources to meet deadlines
-- Document all bench-top, pilot plant tests and factory trials, and
identify process/product problems
-- Coordinate feed trials for digestibility and palatability
-- Develop and issue raw material specifications, finished products specs
and accurate bill of materials for divisions
-- Bachelors degree in Food Science with emphasis on Food Engineering or
related field of study. Masters preferred.
-- Knowledgeable of statistics.
-- Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with new food product and process
-- Experience with food extrusion techniques, food foams, non-thermal
processing and preservation technologies
-- Experience with natural and chemical preservative systems
-- Must have working knowledge of food ingredient functionality and
-- Must have ability to travel in the USA (and some Canada) up to 40% of
the time to plant facilities
Other Helpful Qualifications:
-- Experience with mathematical and statistical modeling
-- Working knowledge of food analysis techniques an d instrumentation
-- Working knowledge of food microbiology with special emphasis on
Salmonella and its growth kinetics
-- Understanding of nanofibers and nanoparticles as they apply to food
-- Working knowledge of food safety, especially on food adulteration and
heavy metal contamination
-- VERY HELPFUL IS: experience involving Protein Chemistry, or Protein
Nutrition, or Palatability!! (If you have any of these, be sure to point
it out on your Resume!
-- Experience with pet foods is also accepted
Additional benefit to many people: Tennessee does not have a state tax!
Can provide an instant 5-9% raise for most people.