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Job Title:

Research Food Scientist

Area of Interest:

Research & Development



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Job Description:

Research Food Scientist

Pleasanton, CA


  • We seek to fill a position from recent PhD/MS graduates in food science. Responsibilities/title will be commensurate with experience and fit with company needs.


  • Research Food Scientists are involved in formulation, consumer testing, scale up and commercialization of new food products, line extensions, and product improvements in the areas of dressings and sauces.
  • This is accomplished through design, execution, and interpretation of experiments utilizing a variety of analytical and sensory techniques; evaluation of market research data for category opportunities and product improvement possibilities; analyses of competitive products; translation of kitchen recipe protocepts into commercially viable prototypes; nutritional data analysis; etc.
  • We focus on innovative approaches and solutions to product development, including extensive leverage of outside vendors, suppliers, universities and research centers.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD/MS Food Science or PhD Chemistry or BS/MS Chemical Engineering.
  • Broad and deep product development technical knowledge preferably focused on at least one of these areas: dressings/sauces/condiments, emulsion technology, dairy science & chemistry.
  • Proven track record of driving growth through product innovation.
  • Able to use technical skills to create new product ideas and meet business needs.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence others by championing ideas.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiar with other R&D functions in consumer products - Consumer Research, Product Development, Process Development, etc.
  • Effective interacting on cross-functional teams - Marketing, Sales, Product Supply, etc.
  • Ability to identify, champion and institutionalize new tools, processes and technologies
  • Strong team player
  • Recent Graduates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Offers of employment are contingent upon proof of the applicant's legal right to work and be employed in the United States.

Desired Skill Set:

  • You will be performing development activities in a team environment, and interactions with disciplines such as Brand Marketing, Consumer Insights, Sales, Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Process Development, Planning, and Manufacturing are an important part of the job.
  • Qualified candidates will have strong analytical, problem solving, and written and verbal communications skills. Your ability to influence across the organization will greatly amplify your impact to the business.
  • A cooperative attitude and the ability to function as part of a larger team are required. Training is provided to increase performance in technical and leadership areas as dictated by project needs and career path.
  • Your ability to quickly develop prototypes on the bench while leveraging culinary and consumer direction will be a critical part of your responsibilities.
  • Experienced in using consumer connection tools, including Drivers of Liking and Consumer Needs Translation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of manufacturing operations in consumer products.
  • Project Management experience in "fuzzy front end" discovery projects.

Qualified candidates will be technically advanced, highly motivated, self-starters who can apply their skills to diverse, challenging, and practical product problems in a fast-paced team environment. They will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in a variety of diverse disciplines and functions to deliver business-building solutions. Some travel may be required.

Call Back Procedures:

Second interviews at our Research & Development center in Pleasanton with expense reimbursement.

Hiring Process:

Follow-up from second interviews within two to three weeks.

Unique Features of the Work Environment / Lifestyle:

One of the great advantages of working at our Clorox Technical Center in California is the location. The mild year-round weather and abundance of activity in the San Francisco Bay area allow us to keep our work and personal lives in perspective. Though we clearly work until the job is done, that does not mean we don't leave time to take advantage of the activities that range from biking and skiing to multi-cultural restaurants, music and sports.

Clorox has a business casual dress policy 5 days a week and currently has summer hours (half-day Fridays) June-August. The company also fosters a close working environment for the diverse people it employs. We take advantage of sports and recreational clubs and department-level activities. In essence, Clorox people work hard and play hard.

If you are unable to fill out the online application due to a disability,please call our main # and ask for an HR rep to assist you with completing application.


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