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Senior Food Microbiologist Ė Hershey, PA

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Under moderate to general direction, the Staff Scientist - Microbiology Research will assume primary responsibility for undertaking and executing fundamental projects in the field of food microbiology of major importance associated with chocolate, confectionery, beverage, and other projects of importance, complexity, and scope. This position requires a person to be skilled with problem solving, have the ability to supervise and coordinate the development of other staff, and manage projects that are of major importance to the current and future business interest of the company.


  • Management of research projects as assigned, initiating projects or recommending projects to pursue.
  • Establish objectives and approaches to execute projects.
  • Determine technical approaches to explore as they apply.
  • Solve problems through application of knowledge, experience and original thinking and testing solutions.
  • Provide leadership and instruction to technicians and professionals assigned to assist on a project and coordination of efforts of other members of the project team as necessary.


Education/ Experience:

  • Bachelorís degree in Food Science/Technology or related field with minimum of 5 years of applicable work experience.
  • Masterís degree in Food Science/Technology or related field minimum of 3 years of applicable experience.
  • PH. D. in Food Science/ Technology or related field with minimum of 1 year of applicable work experience.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge and experience in thermal and aseptic processing, including thermal death time studies and validation of aseptic lines to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Suite)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interdependently in a flexible work environment with changing priorities
  • Ability to interact with peers in the industry as well as other industries and institutions as required exchanging information and ideas in the area of food microbiology
  • Ability to interact with technical, professional and managerial staff in Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Manufacturing, Marketing and Legal departments regarding technical or practical problem solutions

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Hershey is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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