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Scientist, Flavor Applications

Company: Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc.
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Reports to: R&D Manager, ApplicationsDuties & Responsibilities:A technically proficient scientist that provides applications lab support to the Flavor Applications Lab through hands on product development. Project turnaround time, accuracy and communication of project results are critical to success as well as an ability to make independent decisions.The incumbent is responsible for supporting the effort of other scientists in the lab as well as working directly on their own projects. Specific responsibilities include the following.Successful completion of all the tasks associated with projects to which the incumbent is assigned including keeping relevant parties informed of project status. This includes, but is not limited to, lab management, R&D management, business unit management, sales, senior management and customers.Develop product concepts to demonstrate flavor creation innovation that supports customer's requests and market trends.Evaluate flavor, create new flavor blends and make recommendations to satisfy project requirements.Participation in the sensory evaluation of own and others projects.Active participation in taste panels where appropriate.--Participate in all supplemental tastings of products as needed.Follows all site safety and GLP practices.Maintain work area in a safe, neat and organized manner.Adheres to all Virginia Dare policies and procedures.In general, contributes to the overall process of running the Virginia Dare Applications lab.Keep the Applications Manager properly informed of all relevant issues through clear, concise, timely and appropriate updates, both written and verbal.Effectively interface with such diverse groups as Flavor Chemistry, Supply Chain, Regulatory, Sales Business Unit Management, and Finance.Represent Virginia Dare at customer meetings and industry trade shows.SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:Education: Minimum 5 years of R&D experience with BS, MS or phD in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or Engineering.Proficient in general lab practices.Proficient in applying and evaluating flavors in products.Must be able to taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food products.Experience working with/familiarity with the following product areas a plus.RTM (ready to mix) protein shakesCoffee and tea RTD beveragesBeverages (sodas, juices, sports drinks, energy shots)Fortified nutritional bars and bakery itemsCereals, snacks, and confectionsPharmaceutical and dietary supplements (including gummies and tablets)Dairy (yogurt, ice cream)Strong leadership skillsAble to work effectively individually and independently.Able to deliver accurate results within short time frame deadlines with limited direction and supervision.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Must be organized and be able to deliver accurate results.Possess critical thinking and problem solving skills.Demonstrate creativity and innovative ideas for new flavor types.Hands on experience with pilot plant equipment is a plus.Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products.

Keywords: Virginia Dare Extract Co., Inc., Pasadena , Scientist, Flavor Applications, Other , Pasadena, California

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