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R&D Chemist

  • Ref: 309983
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Paterson, NJ
  • Industry: Flavorings Spices / Other Ingredients
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: Negotiable

Opportunity Description

As an R&D Chemist, you will play a crucial role in developing innovative food products, improving existing formulations, and ensuring product safety and quality. If you have a passion for food science, a strong background in chemistry, and experience in the ingredients and flavors industry, we encourage you to apply.

Company Information

Ingredients and Flavors industry

Job Duties

  • Conduct research and experiments to develop new food ingredients, additives, and flavors.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product development, quality assurance, and production, to create and optimize formulations.
  • Utilize your expertise in fermentation processes to enhance product attributes.
  • Implement preservation techniques to extend shelf life and maintain product quality.
  • Investigate and apply mold inhibitors to prevent spoilage and contamination.
  • Analyze raw materials, intermediates, and finished products using various laboratory techniques.
  • Ensure compliance with industry regulations and safety standards.
  • Document research findings, experimental procedures, and results accurately.
  • Participate in sensory evaluations and consumer testing.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and scientific advancements.


Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or a related field.

Experience & Skills Required

  • Ingredients and Flavors industry experience is essential.
  • Proficiency in fermentation processes.
  • Knowledge of preservation methods.
  • Familiarity with mold inhibitors and their applications.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Local candidates preferred (position not eligible for relocation).
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in R&D within the food industry.