Sr. Scientist, Protein Applications

Blue Ash, OH

Post Date: 05/03/2018 Job ID: 196.18KO Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Pay Rate: 70,000 - 105,000

Sr. Scientist, Protein Applications

The primary focus of the Sr. Scientist, Protein Applications will be executing daily brief-related tasks and apply knowledge during the flavor selection, evaluation and application development in protein beverages.  Serve as technical expert and advisor to marketing, sales, flavor creation, and customers for specific beverage applications.

  • Lead evaluations of flavors in beverage applications for briefs, research projects and portfolio evaluations. Select optimal flavors for beverage projects according to specified requirements (i.e. customer, regulatory, legislation, costs) and suggest improvements for the most common applications.  Identify appropriate flavor delivery systems and technologies for customer projects in specific applications.  Operate Microthermics equipment to optimize flavor in finished products
  • With a limited number of customers, be able to gain their trust and respect. Actively maintain the flavor performance data for the flavor portfolio through evaluation in finished product and capture of profiles.  Coach, train and motivate technicians and technologists
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab environment in accordance with EH&S policies and hold others accountable for following these guidelines. Manage projects with the complete ability to lead large development projects

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

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  • PhD in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology and 2-3+ years’ experience in a beverage applications lab, production, or related area, or Master’s Degree with 4-6 years’ experience, or Bachelor’s with 7-9 years’ experience in same
  • Understanding of most food applications, ingredients, and processes with practical experience in customers’ food manufacturing environment
  • Basic understanding of many of the flavor reactions/interactions in common food products and the ability to recommend flavor modifications based on performance
  • Expert technical problem solving skills in protein beverage applications and basic skills in other applications areas. Experience with direct and/or indirect processing is a plus
  • Ability to translate market trends into innovative products for key customers
  • Ability to supervise and manage technicians and technologists

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

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Kristine O'Sullivan
Sr. Partner

The Food and Beverage Division specializes in the placement of technical professionals in the food and beverage industry from entry level to executive level candidates. I have a talented group of recruiters who specifically source Technical Sales Professionals, Scientists, Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Affairs, Executive Technical professionals, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Technical Service, Nutrition, Analytical and Corporate Chefs. We work on both a contingent basis for professional level searches and retained search for executive level searches. CPS, Inc. has been in the talent recruitment business for 40+ years and we recruit nationwide.

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