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Scientist

Position Purpose:
This scientist position will be responsible for leading the formula development and production scale-up phases of wellness & therapeutic foods for dogs and cats. This will involve working closely with quality, regulatory, supply chain, and ingredient procurement colleagues to ensure successful project development and scale-up is achieved. Collaboration on product design with our claims and clinical studies group will help ensure final formulas are aligned with required efficacy and claims.
 
Let's talk about responsibilities:
• Lead the development of sole-source extruded nutritional solutions that deliver against specified nutrient, ingredient, quality & cost requirements
• Validation of product performance through coordination & interpretation of product analytical, biological, palatability, sensory, and stability testing
• Partner with process engineers to optimize product and process development
• Development of ingredient and finished product specifications
• Creation of final formula documentation and supporting information
• Ongoing quality, safety, and related training
 
Basic qualifications:
• Minimum years of relevant work experience required*: 3 Years of Animal or Food Industry Experience
• BS in Food Science, Nutrition, Food Engineering or related field
 
Other required experience or qualifications:
• Demonstrated understanding of formula development process and basic food science principles
• Possesses basic understanding in regulatory, product safety and quality requirements relevant to functional responsibilities
• Demonstrated ability to design and run scientific experiments
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
• Excellent interpersonal and team skills; ability to communicate and lead in a cross-functional environment. Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills.
 
Preferred qualifications: 
• MS in Food Science, Nutrition, Food Engineering or related field
• Experience in product design and development (Preferably sole source nutritional products in animal/human food industry)