Beloit, Wisconsin

Kelly Science & Clinical has a new permanent opportunity for an experienced R&D Food Protection Scientist with a Nutrition company in the Rockford, IL Metro area. Salary will be based on educational background and relevant experience. Relocation assistance provided for highly qualified individuals!

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Develop multi-functional, clean label food ingredients
  • Design and execute from bench top to pilot scale to commercialization
  • Support factory trials via spray-dried functional ingredients
  • Lead and participate in proactive and reactive food protection projects
  • Coordinate product commercialization
  • Lead and participate with innovative departmental and global team
  • Meet and exceed customer expectations while maintain regulatory compliance
  • Maintain current knowledge of novel research and experimental studies
  • Participate in conferences and online forums
  • Travel up to 10%

You are an excellent fit if you meet the following qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Food Science, Microbiology, or closely related discipline
  • 5+ years of Food Science Industry with background in food chemistry, food processing, sensory science, food packaging, and/or food engineering
  • Experience handling (but not limited to) foodborne pathogens, yeast, mold, and lactic acid bacteria
  • Strong foundation in bench top microbiology and food preservation techniques
  • Must have spray drying experience within pilot plant or manufacturing environment
  • Expertise in matching competitors’ products and optimizing formulations
  • Demonstrated success leading projects from conception to commercialization
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot customer processes, seek innovative solutions, and drive continuous improvements
  • Ability to optimize manufacturing processes
  • Thrives in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

If you, or someone you know, would like to be considered for this opportunity please apply online by Friday, June for 25th to discuss next steps!

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Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

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Beloit, Wisconsin

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