[Position Filled] Food Scientist

Las Vegas
Posted 4 months ago

Our client is one of the largest vertically integrated hemp producers in the county and produces cannabinoid isolates and distillates (CBD).

We are searching for a Food Scientist in the Las Vegas area to develop new formulations, resolve any challenges or issues during product development and prepare formulations for commercialization. This person will also formulate products, while simultaneously considering critical technical issues such as: food safety, food stability/shelf-life, cost, nutrition, scalability, etc. It will be necessary to conduct basic analytical testing (pH, TA, water activity, moisture, etc.) to support product development work and to maintain accurate up-to-date R&D project information, including details and scientific data regarding new and evolving formulations which includes product specifications and SOPs for mass production.

The Food Scientist will work collaboratively as part of a cross-functional team including personnel from Sales, Quality Control, Purchasing and Production on new product development and to resolve ingredient and product technical issues. He/She will perform stability testing and troubleshoot unstable formulas and will oversee start-up batches, adapting formulas and processes, as required. The candidate is responsible for adhering to company rules, regulations, active SOPs and cGMPs.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS in Food Science, Chemistry, Human Nutrition/Dietetics, or related field required, Master’s degree and PhD preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience working in culinary and/or with food, beverage, flavoring preferred
  • 5+ years of R&D related experience in the food, dietary supplement or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in product and formula development & familiarity with natural product chemistry, herbal supplement products—specifically CBD.
  • Familiarity with good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and regulations for dietary supplements (DSHEA) preferred.

Competitive compensation and benefits are offered.

Special opportunity to join a growing, highly-regarded category leader.

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