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Sr Research Scientist I

Company: Noble Hearts HR Consulting
Location: Wauconda
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Our client adds taste and flavors to products. They are looking for people motivated to contribute, grow, think, create, and lead. They seek out visionaries, pioneers, catalysts, and leaders. This is a strong national brand, solid business, and growing.

About the Company:

This company is a leading international supplier of value-added flavors and ingredients, serving the global food and beverage industries. Their objective is simple: to make clients' food, drink, and nutritional products taste great. To achieve this, we employ some of the industry's most creative minds. Independently owned this company has the benefit of over 130 years of flavor industry expertise. The American headquarters is in Wauconda, Illinois, with additional facilities in Chicago, Illinois; Rochester, New York; Hamilton, Ohio; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Internationally, we have operations in the UK, Ireland, Italy and Thailand.

Position Summary:

The Research Scientist's primary responsibility will be to lead savory process science and technology within the organization in order to help develop novel flavors and innovative processing will be accomplished by collaborating with members of the operations and wider R&D Team (analytical, sensory, applications, and flavor creation). The Research Scientist will be required to identify and engage with external research organizations and academic institutions that can add value to internal projects. The role requires an in-depth knowledge of unit operations within the food and flavor industry.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Lead internal savory process science and technology research program as well as external research collaborations. Perform benchtop, pilot, and production scale research in areas such as acid/enzyme hydrolysis, Maillard reactions, filtration, concentration, spray drying, and pan drying.

Provide technical leadership for troubleshooting the scale-up or production of novel flavors.

Work closely with cross-functional teams (operations/engineering, analytical chemistry, sensory, applications & flavor creation) to achieve desired results.

Lead work ranging from fundamental research to food prototyping.

Prepare research reports and present analysis of results.

Keep abreast of scientific advances in the areas of food science, flavor chemistry, and processing technology, and disseminate them throughout the organization.

Lead multiple projects independently in terms of planning, analysis, and communication.

Required Skills and Experience:

BS degree in Food Science/Engineering or related discipline (MS/PhD preferred)

In depth knowledge of unit operations in the food and flavor industry, in particular acid/enzyme hydrolysis and dehydration processes.

8+ years' experience in food/flavor industry with practical application of scientific methods.

Experience with advanced analytical techniques desirable, i.e., gas and liquid


Extensive experience preparing research trial plans, executing experimental work, analyzing data, preparing trial reports and disseminating findings.

Needs to show a high degree of proactive thinking and great organizational skills.

High level of communication skills: communicates clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.

Possesses excellent presentation skills, effectively translating

Okay with regular travel between manufacturing locations in Chicago and R&D center in Wauconda.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Keywords: Noble Hearts HR Consulting, Arlington Heights , Sr Research Scientist I, Professions , Wauconda, Illinois

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