Senior Food Scientist – Bridgewater, NJ


National Starch LLC

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10 Finderne Avenue
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (map it!Map it! )

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National 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 Bridgewater, NJ.


National 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 spirit.


Position Overview:

The 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.


Additional 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 testing excellence.

·        Provide technical support and thought leadership in various projects based on in depth knowledge of rheology, mechanical testing and texture characterization

·        Collaborate with colleagues from Research, Development, Marketing, Technical Services and other groups to support new business opportunities.

·        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 experience.    

·        Knowledge of biopolymers such as hydrocolloids and starch.

·        Knowledge of Rheology and Rheological measurements.

·        Expertise in statistical design and analysis tools.

·        Rheology and other physical property measurement techniques are desired.

·        Project and people management skills. 

·        Supervisory 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.


To submit your interest, please forward your resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].  Please include Job # NA12 in the subject line.


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National Starch LLC

10 Finderne Ave.

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

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