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Food Scientist
RF Biocidics - Vacaville, CA


RF Biocidics is a fast-growing company providing an environmentally friendly, chemical-free alternative for disinfection (pasteurization) and disinfestation of food and other products.
RF Biocidics makes food safe from insects and pathogens through a game changing process that does not use chemicals, is organic, and does not alter sensory or nutritional characteristics.
We are looking for an energetic and bright Scientist level candidate who has worked in the food and agricultural processing industry as a food scientist with 5+ years in microwave or radio frequency processing experience. The Food Scientist will work with team members to propose, evaluate, test, and validate various engineering and processing solutions that improve the quality, consistency, cost, and efficiency of RF Biocidics disinfection and disinfestation technology.

Essential duties of the Food Scientist at this lab include:

  • Review technical information from companies, journals, and government agencies relating to microwave and radio frequency process technology and assess their relevance to RF Biocidics needs
  • Become familiar with RF Biocidics technology, products, and business direction
  • Actively contribute to problem solving and idea generation discussions with team members
  • Design and conduct experiments to evaluate proposed solutions on test systems
  • Work with engineers to implement solutions on production systems, including the design and execution of validation tests
  • Writes technical documents to communicate and record various work outputs, such as experimental designs, experimental results, instructions, procedures, assessments, and forms
  • Follows policies, procedures, and practices associated with laboratory activities including safety, testing, scheduling and documentation. Adheres to safety rules and awareness, demonstrates good safety practices at all times, and takes initiative to report and correct safety hazards.
  • Demonstrates superb problem solving skills to support the investigation and incorporation of process and engineering improvements
  • Maintains utmost level of confidentiality at all times
  • Works under minimal supervision and is expected to independently carry-out non-routine assignments
  • Embraces a "team" working environment focused on achieving team and project goals by demonstrating willingness to accept assignments not specifically listed in the job description as allowed by the limitations of training, experience, and/or education. Works in collaboration with team members to evaluate and recommend improvements to analytical methods, measurement methodologies associated with process evaluation and control

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have 5+ years of solid experience in the food industry, with significant experience in microwave processing
  • BS Degree in food science related discipline with solid experience
  • Have professional oral and written communication skills
  • Be able to multi-task across multiple projects and responsibilities
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Superb problem solving abilities

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