Senior Food Scientist – Bridgewater, NJ
National Starch LLC
10 Finderne Avenue
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (Map it!
At least 2 year(s)
Starch has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Food Scientist in its
System Design and Measurement team within its Customer Solutions and
Product Innovation department located at our corporate headquarters in
Starch is a world-leader in specialty starches and other nature-based
ingredients. You probably encounter our products every day in many types
of foods and beverages and a wide range of consumer products. Our
customers include major players in industry, including not only the
world´s largest food companies but also the most creative and dynamic.
Because we produce specialties, we have a continuing drive for innovation
and an intimate knowledge of our markets. That means that we value
creativity, technical competence, diverse thinking and an entrepreneurial
Senior Food Scientist will provide technical and project leadership in
developing new ingredient systems through leading and participating in
cross functional teams to drive projects and products from concept to
commercialization. The Senior Food Scientist will utilize
fundamental food, material and polymer science principles to develop
ingredients/systems with improved, new and/or unique functionality that
will enhance our differentiated portfolio of ingredients. You will
support various customer engagements and new product development projects
through in depth understanding of starch, hydrocolloid and other
functional ingredients knowledge enriched with knowledge physical
properties of food products.
responsibilities and activities include:
Driving a range of Applied Research and New Product Development projects,
support customer projects by providing instrumental characterization as
well as taking a lead role in the ongoing development of mechanical
Provide technical support and thought leadership in various projects
based on in depth knowledge of rheology, mechanical testing and texture
Collaborate with colleagues from Research, Development, Marketing,
Technical Services and other groups to support new business
Interface externally with relevant trade associations and universities.
· PhD in
food polymer or material science, or related field with 2 or more years
of relevant experience or a Masters degree with 5+ years of
Knowledge of biopolymers such as hydrocolloids and starch.
of Rheology and Rheological measurements.
Expertise in statistical design and analysis tools.
Rheology and other physical property measurement techniques are desired.
and people management skills.
experience or desire to manage others desired.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Flexible and can rapidly adapt to changing priorities.
Self starter with proven ability to work independently.
Up to 10% travel will be required.
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