Position Title:

Food Scientist - Mount Laurel, NJ


Job Order #3697


Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, New Jersey, USA


Due to unprecedented growth our client a leader in providing Nutritional Food Products to
Health conscious consumer, currently has approval to add to its Product Development staff a
Food Scientist/Technologist.

Summary : Applies scientific principles in research, development, production, technology, quality control, packaging and processing of nutritionally designed foods and dietary supplements. Conducts basic nutrition research for the development of programs to support product utilization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities : include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Conducts bench top product development of nutritional food supplements, taking product from original concept to completion of manufacturing process.

Researches and develops nutrition and product parameters for unique applications in new market places.

Researches methods to support development of new product and program concepts.

Evaluates raw materials and finished product contract manufacturers for product quality and process feasibility.

Provides evaluation and recommendations for product improvements by addressing flavor, texture, nutritional value, convenience, composition and cost.

Recommends specific ingredient, processes and packaging materials.

Provides technical support to current customer base.

Performs miscellaneous quality control duties.

Performs miscellaneous duties as requested.


To perform the job successfully, the ideal candidate should demonstrate the following competencies :

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Qualifications : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience : Bachelorís degree (B. A.) or Master's degree (M.A.) in Food Science, Nutrition or related field from four-year college or university and minimum of three years applied experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills : To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, OSAS (basic inquiry), Nutritionist IV software.

Interested candidates should submit current resume along with salary history to sb@scientificsearch.com. For a faster response please include job code in subject line. Please note that all candidates applying must have proper US work authorization, client will NOT sponsor.


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