Nelson & Associates Recruiting & Outplacement    email:

P.O. Box 2686 Kirkland, WA. 98083    (425)418-4035



Junior Scientist

This company is looking for a Junior Food Scientist for the Boise, Idaho location. This position will take a role in the development of the new baby, toddler and kids food products from concept to product launch as part of the Research and Development team. Applies food science and technology principles to new product development, product line extensions, product/process improvements, and maintenance of existing products.

Job Responsibilities

·         Understand the technical aspects of food formulation and product processing

·         Support cross-functional team to assess technical risk at every stage gate step from concept through product launch

·         Ensure that ingredients meet regulatory requirements and specifications. Set the sensory standards and physical-chemical parameters for internal ingredient specifications

·         Analyze nutritional content of developed products using Genesis ESHA program and align with Regulatory team

·         Ensure finish goods compliance with FDA & USDA government regulations for organic

·         Maintain lab space organization and ensure food safety procedures are followed


·         2-3 years of experience in product development within a food manufacturing environment

·         Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or Food Technology

·         Experience with food manufacturing process (thermal processes, extrusion)

·         Knowledge of GMP, HACCP, basic quality testing and food safety issues

·         Prior sensory analysis experience – nice to have

·         Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

·         Positive, can-do, proactive attitude and strong work ethic

·         Flexible and self-disciplined to deliver meaningful results on time in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

·         PC skills: Microsoft Office, Genesis ESHA

·         Travel approximately 10%-15%, to participate in R&D commercialization trials and productions at various manufacturing facilities