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R&D Food Scientist

LR Strategic Oakland, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

LR Strategic LLC seeks a Product Development Scientist for a client in the cannabis sector!

Position exists to support the Research & Development/Quality Assurance Department in its endeavor to sustain and grow the business through the development of technology, capabilities, a strategic New Product Innovation Program and maintenance of a robust quality and regulatory system.


  • Assist with product development including but not limited to new idea generation, prototype development, product optimization, production start-up for test market and national launching of new products

  • Works closely with cross functional teams to coordinate and deliver high quality technical solutions that meet the desirability, feasibility and viability requirements for product innovation

  • Uses knowledge of flavors, flavor chemistry and ingredient functionality to provide technical expertise and support for formulation and technical issues on all projects

  • Work with vendors on formulation projects to meet tight deadlines

  • Assist with documentation/formulation of Master Batch Record to support quality assurance and partners

  • Contact vendors for related information, as and when necessary. Work with supplier network to deliver meaningful impact to the company (cost reduction, innovations, etc.)

  • Utilize the ESHA Genesis R&D Software program to determine nutritional and calorie information

  • Stay abreast of latest developments in the field of food, drug and cannabis technology

  • Role models documentation (notebooks, written reports) and ensures proper knowledge management for all projects and protection of intellectual property

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management


  • Food Science, Chemistry or related BS degree with minimum 2 years of experience

  • Strong working knowledge of food science principles, food manufacturing processes and ingredient functionality

  • Ability to employ advanced interpretation of data and make recommendations

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products

  • ESHA/Genesis nutritional software system knowledge desired but not required

  • Strong attention to detail, be meticulous in their work, and have strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrated capability to manage multiple priorities

LR Strategic


Oakland, CA