Scientist in Rochester, MN at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

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Job Description

Food Scientist

Rochester, MN

This position is part of the Research and Development team and is responsible for providing technical competencies cross-functionally related to fluid and frozen dairy with general day to day supervision.

Key responsibilities:

  • Formulating and executing product development from bench to production scale for new products and/or product improvements across various product lines/programs.
  • Working across various business functions to positively yield results and, with general supervision, assist in leading multiple project launches simultaneously.
  • Assessing technical feasibility and providing direction on formulations.
  • Coordinating and conducting production line trials of new or modified foods.
  • Developing and maintaining component specifications.
  • Preparing test plans, technical reports and documentation for the technical community.
  • Working with R&D managers to help provide direction to various suppliers for new or modified food developments.

Job Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience in product development, formulation and commercialization within an R&D environment.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Food Science
  • General knowledge of dairy processing equipment and ingredient interaction.
  • Experience in formulation of Dairy fluid, Cultured and/or Ice Cream applications.
  • General, hands-on and theoretical, with experience in the following areas:
    • Formula Development
    • Pilot Plant
    • Dairy Processing
    • Fermentation
    • Design of Experiment
    • Hydrocolloids & Stabilizers
    • Statistics
    • Food Safety
    • Proteins
    • Nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners
    • Qualification Methods & Practices
    • Food Regulations
    • Quality Control & Sampling knowledge and practice
    • Co-Packer development and commercializing exposure
  • Tactical decision-making ability using sound scientific principles and data analytics
  • With supervision, capable of directing suppliers through design, development/improvement to commercialization projects
  • General experience in conceptually designing food formulations, utilizing consumer insight and technical knowledge
  • Energetic and motivated

Apply today or contact Amanda for further info! 763-546-0512 or

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