Product Development R&D Food Scientist Burlington, VT


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Food Production

Position Title:

Product Development R&D Food Scientist Nutritional Food Products

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Degree Requirement:

Graduate Degree





Experience in Years Required:

7+ Years

Salary Range:

$80000 - $90000

Bonus Range:

$0 - $18000

Travel Requirement:

Up to 25%

Relocation Expenses Covered:






Life Insurance





Responsible for developing and project management of new food and nutritional products from initial concept, literature and patent searches to prototype development, pilot studies and commercial launch.

Projects include nutritionals, foods and nutraceuticals involving experimental design, ingredient evaluations, troubleshooting, investigations and technical assistance to contract manufacturers. Develop documentation and perform trials for the validation of new products and processes. Develops manufacturing process and product specifications initially at pilot scale and then for commercial scale-up at co-packing facilities.

Products include natural, organic and conventional infant, toddler, and adult Nutritionals; dairy, soy, and fruit based nutraceuticals, foods and dietary supplements; in liquid and powder forms produced by various manufacturing processes including dry mixing, extrusion, freeze drying, retort processing; and conventional liquid batching, pasteurization and spray drying. Products developed contain various ingredients including protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, stabilizers, antioxidants, flavor systems, fiber, prebiotic and probiotic and novel ingredients.

Manage all phases of new product development including confirming new product prototype design and establishing time lines for project completion. Prepare appropriate documentation and or technical information for new product introductions used to support regulatory filings / registrations for USDA, FDA, EU, Organic Certification.


BS, MS or PhD in Food Science.

7+ years experience in food manufacturing, development and pilot plant operations with commercially marketed nutritional products introductions.

Project management, commercial product launches, product development with co-manufacturers and technical report writing.

Knowledge of various food manufacturing processes and concepts (extrusion, retort processing, freeze drying liquefaction, compounding, evaporation, spray drying, dry blending), and food manufacturing principles including microbiological control, food chemistry, food / ingredient interactions and functionality. Laboratory control software (DCS/LIMS) and project management programs.

Recruiter Assigned to this Position: Joe Donahue

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