R&D Applications Scientist

Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30301

Posted on 11/06/2019 by The Carlisle Group

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Position Details




Consumer Products and Services / Food Products & Services


Biotech / R&D / Science

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Bachelor's Degree

Reference ID:


Our client is a quickly growing value-add ingredient manufacturer! We have been retained to find a talented R&D Applications Scientist! This person will work on food & beverage applications. This role works heavily with sales, marketing and customers to test branded products added to food & beverage products. This person will make samples, set them up for stability, do testing such as taste, smell, texture, etc. and create a professional package for the customer to review samples. They are responsible for extracting/testing actives in the food matrix. They will also be responsible for the scientific content of marketing materials for food applications. They will mix, cook and create samples for the customer to consume. Candidates must be familiar with food processing/manufacturing process in order to create samples and help customers produce the final product, as well as create methods for testing the actives in the food for label and regulatory purposes. This role will be based in the greater Atlanta area.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to cook and mix ingredients (combine branded products with food)
  • Understand manufacturing processes for each application (Will travel 20% to customer manufacturing locations)
  • Test branded products in the lab
  • Help with creating sales tools addressing various application issues for different food and beverage categories
  • Test and report on various specific application issues
  • Processing methods (extrusion, pasteurization, cold press, etc)
  • Food method creation and validation for active ingredients using AOAC, USP, ISO and/or equivalent standards for all laboratory testing
  • Generate scientific data for food & beverage-specific content for marketing
  • Evaluate food trends and actively search for ways to implement our branded technology into foods
  • Research and identify food prospects
  • Make sure that data is accurately recorded in accordance to guidelines
  • Ensure that food health and safety issues are adhered to
  • Collaborate with industry professional to expand new food application development opportunities
  • Provide leadership, motivation, and performance based culture within the science team
  • Food recipe/blend creation and ability to troubleshoot issues


  • BS in Food Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry or Food Technology
  • Minimum of 7 years in R&D (with application experience)
  • Must come from the food or beverage industry!
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Cooking Skills
  • Commercialization experience
  • Strong attention to detail in order to produce accurate, precise, and reproducible data
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – ability to make presentations and/or give presentations
  • Work collaboratively with various departments to compile, analyze, and interpret data
  • Proficient in MS office, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license


  • Master's Degree
  • Quality control and knowledge of cGMP
  • Method development and validation
  • Troubleshooting

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