Scientist/Sr. Scientist, Food Preservation - Research & Development

Lafayette, IN

Posted: 03/07/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 85.23KG Experience:

Job Description

Scientist / Sr. Scientist, Food Preservation – Research & Development

This innovative company is looking for a talented Food Scientist to join our Research & Development team.  This is a key role on the team, specializing in clean label microbial control of products from bench formulation through scale up with the goal of extending shelf-life while maintaining compliance.

Who Are You?

  • A roll-up-your-sleeves type of person with a can-do attitude who embraces challenge & enjoys solving problems
  • A critical thinker with a strong fundamental understanding of food safety, food chemistry and food manufacturing
  • A naturally curious type of person who is not afraid to ask questions and is always open to learn from others & help others grow
  • Someone with a passion for science that embraces disruptive ideas and has the ability to operate in ambiguous environments
  • A very organized person who pays meticulous attention to detail
  • A natural leader able to plan & manage complex projects while working with simplicity, urgency and agility
  • A friendly team-oriented individual with a strong sense of integrity who can develop solid relationships with internal and external partners
  • A foodie, passionate for clean label food who embraces optimism with a personal commitment to health & wellness
  • Someone who takes pride in the job and is eager to help shape our young company

Essential Job Functions:

Working with guidance and support from management, and expected autonomy you will:

  • Evaluate quality/shelf-life of products using sensory, analytical, physiochemical, and microbial methods and further use gathered data to characterize and maintain product standards
  • Work cross-functionally to support continuous improvement and optimization initiatives of current products and projects
  • Develop testing methods and data analysis tools to help build in-depth understanding of products, ingredients, and processing conditions as it pertains to food preservation
  • Think critically, balance multiple tasks, and be flexible wearing whatever “hat” is needed to support cross-functional teams and help meet company goals
  • Contribute to our knowledge base, thought leadership, and company culture through your unique character and Food Preservation skills

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

JO:  85.23KG

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • B.S. / M.S., Ph.D. preferred in Food Science or Microbiology or Biochemistry
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in food manufacturing, preservative systems, antimicrobials, microbial control (5+ years for B.S.)
  • Background in dairy, meat, bakery or eggs preferred
  • Hands on Pilot Plant experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter and intellectually curious. Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

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

JO:  85.23KG

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Kristen Gawrys

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