Job Title

Associate Food Scientist Richland, WA

Research and Development



Full Time

Under direct supervision, researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Follows established protocols and work plans. Drafts for review technical proposals and reports.

Adhere to ConAgra Foods core values and beliefs and acts in line with those values.

Pro-active self-starter, willing to accept responsibility for business tasks.

Able to plan, prioritize and complete tasks effectively and efficiently.

Clear, concise written and verbal communication.

Learn and utilize on-line specification system.

Execute experiments and prepare results for review.

Using consumer insights, conceptualizes and develops new product prototypes.

Formulates new products to match the ingredient statement, nutritional profile, cost and product attributes of the target product. Uses sensory tools to optimize product formulation.

Develops and documents the process for the manufacture of the product.

Identifies and executes key product quality, stability and safety testing protocols.

Properly documents activities, conclusions and recommendations in lab notebook.

Develops project timelines that are acceptable to management, marketing and R&D manager.

Develops finished product and processing specifications.

Conducts plant trials and new product start ups.

Collaborates with Engineering/Packaging/Operations/ QA and Marketing to meet project deadlines.

Sporadic to frequent travel, including flying to all parts of the U.S., possibly overseas, and driving a company or rental automobile 4 to 6 hours as needed.

BS in Food Science or related field plus 1 year relevant work experience required.

MS in Food Science or related field preferred.

Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

May travel up to 30% of time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible CAG representative.


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