Protein Ingredient Development Scientist

Springfield, IL

Posted: 03/06/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 94.19MR Pay Rate: 80,000 - 130,000

Protein Ingredient Development Scientist

This position will work across all of the company’s business units and product lines to support their protein ingredient process development team and food processing pilot production facilities.

  • Individual will be responsible for working closely with both external and internal customers on the development of new plant-based protein ingredients as well as the optimization of the functional & sensorial properties of current protein products
  • Must have a good working knowledge of the processing equipment used for manufacturing these protein-based ingredients
  • A knowledge and understanding of food plant sanitation and food safety is a requirement
  • You should be personable and able to communicate clearly with their customers
  • Responsibilities will also include the development of technical training tools for training both external and internal customers on the functional, nutritional & compositional properties of their plant-based protein ingredients. This would include both lecture and hands-on laboratory training
  • This position will entail working closely with their ingredient process development and food & beverage application teams.
  • Position will require approximately 30% travel

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at

JO:  94.19MR


  • Minimum of M.S. Degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Food Chemistry, Food Engineering or related discipline of study with 10+ years of experience in the area of protein ingredient develop research for use in the food and/or dairy industries
  • Deep understanding of protein processing technologies, protein chemistry and functional properties of proteins
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a cross-functional team on research projects involving the development and improvement of novel plant-based protein ingredients for food & beverage applications
  • Have a deep understanding of protein processing equipment which includes the operation, maintenance and proper sanitation of such equipment
  • A good understanding of basic protein analytical techniques
  • Possess good social skills and the ability to work and communicate directly with individuals from the areas of commercial, research, operations and production
  • Self-motivated and be willing to work with their hands
  • Must be a great teammate and have good written and verbal communication skills

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at

JO:  94.19MR

Mary Rigas
Section Manager/ Sr. Technical Recruiter

I specialize in connecting talent within the Food and Beverage Industry and proud to be part of CPS, Inc., which is on Forbes Top 20 Recruiting Firms list for 2017.

Being a manager and senior recruiter in the Food & Beverage group, our specialties include product development, quality, nutrition, regulatory, sensory, flavor development and application from entry level to executive.

I am part of a team of seven which provides more positions for candidates to consider and more candidates for client companies to consider.  We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships and assisting both candidates and client companies in achieving their goals.

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