Senior R&D Scientist

R&D Scientist/Manager


Rockford, IL


Job Description:

Our client, a leading food and beverage manufacturer, is seeking 2 R&D professionals to play an integral part in beverage formulation. These positions are open to varying levels of experience for the right candidates.

As the R&D Scientist/Manager, you will manage product development from prototype through commercialization. If you are familiar with thermal processing, nutrition facts panels and FDA standards, let's talk!

Relocation assistance available.



  • Manage the creation and development of new products, optimize existing products and adapt customer formulas
  • Manage and develop benchtop sample processes and evaluate for shipment to customers
  • Set up formulas and processes for plant trials and production
  • Work cross-functionally with Operations, Procurement, and Quality to conduct pilot and production trials for customer and thermal process testing
  • Expand and extend the organization's knowledge of new materials, processes and certain equipment to enhance the technical understanding of the R&D team



  • B.S. in Food Science, Nutrition, or a related field
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Solid understanding of thermal processing, emulsions, food safety, and allergens
  • Retort knowledge/experience desired



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