Posting Number PG191366EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Research Associate, Senior Food Scientist
Anticipated Hiring Range $55,000 - $70,000
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Job Location Kannapolis, NC
Department NC Food Innovation Lab
About the Department
The NC Food Innovation Lab (FIL) is created to aid companies, entrepreneurs
and University faculty with research, design and new product development in
collaboration with North Carolina stakeholders to advance the food
manufacturing sector in the state.
Essential Job Duties
North Carolina State University is seeking a senior-level food scientist to
coordinate research, design and new product development in collaboration with
entrepreneurial companies in the new North Carolina Food Innovation Lab on the
North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. This position will work
alongside the Director to recruit companies to use the facility, and will lead
efforts in new product ideation, prototype development, and recommending unit
operations for scale-up.
All product specifications must meet or exceed all product requirements,
regulatory standards, including but not limited to Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), Global Food Safety Initiatives (GFSI), US Department
of Agriculture, or other quality and food safety requirements. This position
will operate under minimal supervision from management and have discretion to
adjust formulas, product evaluations, or other variables during the
This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Master's degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or related field preferred OR
Bachelor's degree in the same fields and a minimum of 3 years' experience
in product research and development.
Other Required Qualifications
Knowledge of chemical composition, structure and properties of substances,
chemical processes, production techniques, produce specifications, food
safety, and safe food storage and handling techniques.
Three years of project management experience.
Demonstrated ability to move products from ideation to commercialization.
In depth knowledge of requirements for nutritional data and regulatory
requirements from FDA and USDA as well as state and local health and food
Previous experience with HACCP and cGMP requirements.
Pilot plant working experience (3 years)
R&D experience (5 years)
Evidence of highly developed research skills and ability to find, analyze,
interpret, and critique data quickly and accurately. Evidence of strong
analytical and organization skills with the ability to multi-task and
prioritize concurrent projects.
Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to apply clear logic to
troubleshoot and resolve conflicts and unexpected outcomes.
Evidence of effective communication skills, including the ability to
present technical information to a variety of audiences. Demonstrated
interpersonal and relationship-building skills with both internal and
Certified Better Process Control School and/or Acidified Foods
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Job Open Date 11/24/2021
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application please submit a Cover Letter, CV, and the
contact information for three (3) professional references.
Position Number 00108954
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 110309 - NC Food Innovation Lab
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals
with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the
application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must
be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive
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employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.
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How did you learn of this opportunity?
NCSU Executive Search Services
Other Online Job Board
Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
Job / Career Fair
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
NCSU Employee Referral
Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
(Open Ended Question)
Describe your experience working with HACCP and cGMP.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you, or will you, have an MS degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or related field OR a BS degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or related field and a minimum of 3 years of experience by the time of hire?
Application Materials Required
Contact Information for References