Food Enzyme Application Development Associate - Dairy

Kansas City, KS

Posted: 02/28/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 78.19MR Pay Rate: 60,000 - 80,000

 Food Enzyme Application Development Associate – Dairy

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Design, plan, execute, and interpret experiments to evaluate and optimize performance at lab- and pilot-scales, including working with typical dairy processing equipment (e.g. HTST, UHT)
  • Assist in the technical development of enzyme products throughout the commercialization process: formulation and stability, application performance evaluation, marketing material generation, commercial-scale trailing, and post-launch support
  • Develop or assist with development of new product and application literature, including Technical Memorandums, Technical Notes, Technical Papers, invention disclosures and patents
  • Support Sales and Innovation efforts through routine analysis of customer samples, lab- and pilot-scale simulations of customer processes, method development, and onsite and remote technical support
  • Responsibilities will be focused on all dairy applications including but not limited to milk, fresh fermented cheese, and other dairy related applications

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

JO:  78.19MR


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemical or Bioprocess Engineering, or a related field
  • Relevant academic lab experience and 2+ years of relevant food industry experience
  • Experience with enzymes, ideally at pilot-scale
  • Experience with analytical techniques, including HPLC, and laboratory techniques, including biochemical and enzyme assays
  • In-depth understanding of enzyme kinetics
  • Experience with dairy enzymes is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, relationship builder. Experience in working in a highly complex matrix organization
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Desire to work in a multidisciplinary team and capability to work independently
  • Self-starter with good organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel up to 20%, including to customer commercial production sites

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

JO:  78.19MR

Mary Rigas
Section Manager/ Sr. Technical Recruiter

I specialize in connecting talent within the Food and Beverage Industry and proud to be part of CPS, Inc., which is on Forbes Top 20 Recruiting Firms list for 2017.

Being a manager and senior recruiter in the Food & Beverage group, our specialties include product development, quality, nutrition, regulatory, sensory, flavor development and application from entry level to executive.

I am part of a team of seven which provides more positions for candidates to consider and more candidates for client companies to consider.  We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships and assisting both candidates and client companies in achieving their goals.

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