Application Scientist

Bloomington, IL

Post Date: 06/13/2018 Job ID: 255.18MA Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Pay Rate: 50,000 - 60,000

Applications Scientist

The Application Scientist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Evaluate ingredients for their suitability in food and beverage applications with respect to sensory, stability and processing
  • Provide feedback to ingredient experts on existing or new functional ingredients to optimize their performance
  • Formulate food and beverage prototypes using company ingredients to achieve specific consumer nutrition and flavor targets
  • Assist customers in the production of food and beverage products including attending plant trials, providing troubleshooting as needed
  • Participate in food and beverage application platforms team globally to share expertise and information across the company in order to drive more unique, high quality food and beverage applications
  • Work closely with sensory science department to generate data needed for marketing purposes and to understand flavor and texture changes in applications over shelf-life
  • Provide customers with training in the use of company ingredients in food and beverage systems through presentations and bench/pilot experimentation
  • Assist customers in product scale-up, partnering with co-manufacturing plants and food innovation incubators
  • Gain and maintain excellent knowledge of current food and beverage market related to ingredients and customer trends by working closely with company marketing groups and attending trade shows

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Morgan Albertsen at

JO:  255.18MA


  • BS in Food Science
  • 1-3 years, or MS with 1 year in industry, or multiple internships
  • Starch application knowledge and how they function
  • Must be willing to work on the bench actively developing / evaluating applications
  • Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and ability to work and relate directly to individuals from food science, production, sales, marketing and commercial teams
  • Must be a team player and have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Provide formulation / production expertise to customers using company starch ingredients in these applications
  • This position requires approximately 20% travel
  • Very collaborative
  • Positive attitude
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills
  • Work as a part of AS&T (Applications Science & Technology) team to develop food and beverage applications
  • Approach challenges with a positive attitude and ability to quickly adapt to change

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Morgan Albertsen at

JO:  255.18MA

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