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R&D Scientist/ SR. Food Scientist Lisle, IL


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John Morrell Food Group located in Lisle, IL is currently looking for a R&D/ SR. Food Scientist. The R&D Scientist/Sr. Food Scientist will

  • Develop new products and line extensions from benchtop to commercialization.
  • Perform pilot plant tests to generate product prototypes.
  • Run production tests at manufacturing plants as required.
  • Work with on-line formulation data base system to create or adjust product formulations.
  • Maintain accurate project files, formulations, specifications and project data.
  • Document progress, organize product reviews, and provide oral and written progress updates.
  • Work with cross functional teams (Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Operations, Finance, Engineering, Quality, Process Control, etc.) in projects requiring product development support.
  • Continuously improve and update food/meat science and product development skills through appropriate training and other learning activities/
  • USDA/FDA regulations and hands-on working in projects.
  • Assist other R&D team members as required.

Required Skills

  • Strong scientific knowledge of meat science and meat processing, as well as non-meat ingredients and their functionality.
  • Ability to work with pilot plant equipment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of USDA and FDA regulations.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing situations.
  • Proficient in on-line work systems and product development software tools.
  • Willingness to travel 25-30% of the time; may occasionally need to travel more, depending on project needs.

Required Experience

  • BS in Food Science, Meat Science or related field plus a minimum of 3+ years of relevant work experience, preferably in the meat industry.
  • MS in Food Science, Meat Science or related field with 1+ years relevant work experience, preferably in the meat industry.

Job Location

Lisle, IL, US.

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