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Research Assistant - Food Science - Contract


Job Code : BHJOB3479_415499

Job Type : Full Time

Category : Biotech/Clinical/R&D/Science

Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager)

Education : Bachelor's Degree

Compensation : 0.00 Per Year

Location : Norwalk CT US 06851

Job Description :

Senior Tecnologist - Contract - Food Science
The Sr Technologist is responsible for:
1. The coordination of complex and multi disciplined product development projects with minimal supervision. This includes ensuring that objectives, budget, and timelines are met.
2. Conduct bench, pilot plant, and plant trials to create prototypes for consumer testing.
3. The identification and/or innovative creation of new & unique concepts/ingredients/formulas/prototypes to achieve business goals of commercializing new products and product forms.
3. Practical application/modification of existing technologies to achieve business goals of commercializing new products or line extentions.
4.Works in a team environment ensuring alignment with cross functional partners including Marketing, QC, Process Development, Packaging Development, Finance, Operations, and Purchasing.
5. Providing technical specifications and support to assure smooth rollouts of new products or line extensions into operations
6. Comprehensive product documentation to enable smooth commercialization and training of plant personnel.
1-(60%) Identification, assessment, and validation of formulations from bench top to commercialization.
2-(15%) Ensures all proper documentation is done correctly and on schedule.
3-(10%) Manages the financial aspects of Product Development including ingredient costs and plant trials.
4-(5%) Fosters an innovation culture by continually introducing new ideas and product concepts.
5-(5%) Creates, designs, supervises the development of new experimental protocols/best practices required to validate product concepts and prototypes.
6-(5%) Independently directs the activities of outside vendors including ingredients and services.
This position requires the ability to interact and communicate effectively with Sr. Management as well as Plant Management. The Sr. Technologist must be a good problem solver, able to identify, interpret and analyze the correct data, and provide detailed directions to development projects.
• Maintains active knowledge and understanding in areas beyond Product Development including Process and Package Development, QA, Project Engineering, and thorough understanding of Marketing needs and financial hurdles
• Sustain a high level of competence and professionalism in a dynamic business environment
• Easily adapts to changing priorities


B.S Food Science, Food Process Engineering, or Chemical Engineering with Product Development emphasis
• 5-8 years of related experience with a consumer packaged goods background - Desired experience with snacks and bakery unit operations: eg: Bread, cookie, cracker, chips, bars, doughs, etc…
• Excellent analytical skills, strong attention to details, good communications and interpersonal skills
• Ability to handle and lead multiple projects at any given time in a team environment.
• Passion for food science and product development relating to Fresh Bakery Bread Division

Candidate should be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Word and have excellent analytical and decision making skills, project management and writing skills.

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