Research Associate, Senior Food Scientist

North Carolina State University

United States

December 25, 2021

Description

Posting Details 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 development phase.

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.

Other Responsibilities

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 safety code.
  • Previous experience with HACCP and cGMP requirements.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 external contacts.
  • Certified Better Process Control School and/or Acidified Foods Manufacturing School
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)

    n/a

    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 AA/EEO

    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 workatncstate@ncsu.edu. 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 credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Monster.com
  • CareerBuilder.com
  • InsideHigherEd.com
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • 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?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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