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Senior Research & Development Scientist

Company: Chobani
Location: Twin Falls
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

SummaryOur Research and Development department is on the forefront of product development and innovation. It is easy to be dedicated when you're a part of something much bigger than yourself. We've got an insatiable appetite for making a difference.The ideal Senior Scientist candidate will have an integral role in leading the dairy and/or dairy alternative development of our next wave of product innovations, while also lending technical support to our growing base business. We are looking for a candidate with a strong food science foundation, and a demonstrated expertise in product innovation, to help Chobani advance its' mission of making healthy and delicious plant-based foods.Responsibilities

  • Execute research and development plans and strategies for production development in support of company objectives
  • Design and execute experiments based on project objectives, excellent record keeping, data collection and analysis and preparing project summaries
  • Plan and carry out development work in lab and pilot scale; design, develop and lead tests to qualify new products and support changes to existing products
  • Build on prior knowledge and expertise to improve and modernize product development processes
  • Conduct analytical measurements like pH, viscosity, density, able to design and execute shelf life studies, brix, total solids, etc.
  • Manage technical development projects focusing on product development, process and product care to help Chobani improve and launch more innovative food and beverage products
  • Lead and document development projects all the way from conceptualization to commercialization - this includes budget and target within certain time constraints
  • Communicate project requirements and recommendations as well as status to internal customers and external stake holders
  • Lead, assist and work directly with plant processing and production personnel to ensure trial runs an start-up operations are properly performedRequirements
    • Minimum Masters in Food Science or related degree, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
    • 5+ years of food industry experience required, dairy and/or dairy alternatives is preferred
    • People management experience in technical function would be preferred
    • Extensive ingredient (stabilizers and fortification), flavor development and product stability knowledge
    • Background in process and product development and commercialization of food processes is required
    • Proven track record of leading product development projects including timeline development / management, testing / trials, operational launches and scale
    • Familiarity with basic research tools and statistical analysis
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and are energized by the process of building something from the ground up
    • Innate curiosity for understanding complex food systems from a physical and chemical perspective
    • Maintain clean & safe manufacturing environment within all facilities
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Must be a self-starter able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects/tasks at any given time
    • Willingness to travel (10-20%)About UsChobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all. In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005. We produce , , , and . Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it's made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world - putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit and follow us on , , and .Chobani is an equal opportunity employer. Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.#LI-NK1#LI-OnsiteCompensation Range:$78,400.00-$117,600.00, plus bonus.

Keywords: Chobani, Twin Falls , Senior Research & Development Scientist, Other , Twin Falls, Idaho

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