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Food Scientist

Chosen Foods
San Diego, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Food ScientistLocation San Diego - CALIFORNIAExempt PositionAbout us:

The Chosen Foods story began years ago with the launch of our Avocado Oil, a revolutionary everyday cooking oil loaded with vitamin E and antioxidants that took the cooking world by storm. Since then, we've been on a rapid growth trajectory.

At Chosen Foods we believe in the power of real food to nourish ourselves, our families and our communities. From our beginnings with the avocado we created a new way of cooking and eating. It's rooted in ingredients that are both fresh and ancient. It's brought forth in a beautiful collision of cultures and a shared love of eating wholesomely. It adds up to a joyous and delicious celebration of nourishment. We want to spread that sun-soaked magic to the world, and everyone who has chosen to improve their lives. You can count on us to make the foods that make it easy to choose health, sustainability, and great taste.

About the role:

As a culinary-forward Food Scientist, you have a high level of technical and hands-on expertise and experience in applying scientific methods to support new product development, innovation, and optimizations of existing products. You have experience working with clean label, functional/scalable ingredients, and processing equipment from benchtop development to commercialization.

This role is highly collaborative, working in R&D/Marketing and cross-functionally with the Operations Team, and with our Research/Co-manufacturing partners.

This position is based in beautiful San Diego, California.

The essential functions related to this role will focus on:

  • Participate in key stages of hands-on product development and analysis at bench top to manufacturing, applying scientific principles to challenges with a strategic approach, focusing on new product development, and product optimizations.

  • Accurately record tests and all analytical information as well as findings and formulations. Create standardized formulations and specification sheets as needed for innovation, operations and external partners.

  • Create exploratory and gold standard bench top samples with clean label ingredients, analyze and support tastings of incoming product prototypes.

  • Liaise with manufacturing R&D teams, building robust and scalable formulations. Participate in production trials at manufacturing facilities.

  • Research innovation and food science trends, culinary trends, innovative processing, manufacturing processes on regular basis to continue to bring new perspectives to the team.
Experience and Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or related field is required

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a research and development setting within the Food Industry & Consumer packaged goods
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a cross-functional team, including adherence to company values within a dynamic culture

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting

  • Ability to manage workflow and work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment, and to balance changing priorities

  • Strong interest/skills in the natural foods realm utilizing clean label, better-for-you ingredients

  • High analytical skills with the ability to develop creative solutions to solve challenges

  • Effectively and accurately document and communicate results of research and analysis to peers

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office

  • Genesis R&D, Esha Research knowledge preferred

Additional elements:

After a candidate is selected, employment will be made contingent on the satisfactory completion of required background checks. Background checks will vary depending on the position and may include criminal history, credit history, driving record, drug testing or any other relevant information for the job.

Chosen Foods is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Chosen Foods


San Diego, CA
92101 USA



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