Associate Food Scientist

Job Description

Seeking Associate Food Scientist for a direct-hire opportunity near Lancaster, PA!


The Food Scientist coordinates and assists with product development activities


  • Assists with formulations and projects from concept through commercialization including Bench-tops, Pilot Trials, and Plant Trials.
  • Conduct plant trials and new product start-ups.
  • Execute experiments and prepare results for review.
  • Conceptualize and develop new products prototypes.
  • Assist team with product cutting, plant trials, and testing.
  • Measure materials for lab and pilot formulation according to proper material handling procedures and prepare lab batches according to instructions provided by customers.
  • Work with and support other departments, including Operations, Procurement, and Quality Assurance
  • Assist with creating and maintaining product bulletins containing ingredient declarations and nutritional facts.
  • Attend seminars and courses to continually improve.
  • Responsible for adhering to all quality system requirements.
  • Assist with support for cross facility teams
  • Ability to work various shifts to assure proper start-up and completion of R&D Projects.
  • Follows plant rules & complies with applicable regulatory standards.
  • Follows Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or other related field required. Associates degree in culinary arts a plus.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in food product development & previous experience in food manufacturing.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining close communication and collaborative work relationships with all levels of the organization and with external customers.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and anticipate changing project needs.
  • Aseptic processing experience is a plus.

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION email your updated resume to Eric Anderson at eanderson@apexlifesciences. com with 'Associate Food Scientist' in the subject title.

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