Kelly Services R&D Food Scientist in Greenwich, Connecticut

R&D Analyst / Food Scientist, Greenwich, CT

Kelly Services is currently seeking a R&D Analyst / Food Scientist for one of our top clients in Greenwich, CT.

Type : Contract

Pay Rate: $31-42 depending upon education/experience

Responsibilities include but not limited to :

  • Design and execute experimentation using established procedures, interpret results and translate results into possible solutions.

  • Contribute to key product improvement, cost reductions, new products, development, knowledge building or other technically based, business driven objective.

  • Describe/demonstrate research results or experimental protocols to colleagues in a professional manner.

  • Carry out those programs so laid out by designated supervisors under authority of the Director of Product Development, within the parameters of time and cost, etc.

  • To work both in a “hands-on” environment and /or direct as needed, ideas and concepts in to product reality.

  • Utilizes practical and technical abilities both of his/her own and/or other team members, make changes, and is adaptive as required.

  • Utilizing services available – laboratory, accounting, packaging, technical services, marketing, engineering, etc. – ensure that product(s) are followed through to channels for final approval for sale.

  • To advise and guide, as requested, other R&D team members and other departments throughout CLIENT, on scientific/technical matters as necessary.

  • To prepare specifications and process operating guides for product developments and ensure flow of documentation is communicated to those who have a need to know.

  • To write reports/memos from time to time on current status of developments

  • Interface with operations personnel in all facilities to effectively and efficiently implement product development objective to completion.

  • Deal effectively and professionally with outside ingredient supplier to meet R&D objectives (keeping Purchasing informed).

  • To ensure, at all times, communication with all R&D members of product development team throughout CLIENT and any other groups that may be added in the future.

  • To maintain a daily log outlining project status and activities in such detail that others may continue the test.

  • To lead in special projects concerning products, processes, equipment, and facility concepts and design.

  • Where approved to travel to all CLIENT technical facilities and co-packers to independently and effectively accomplish R&D objectives and interface professionally with representatives of the same.


  • B.S. Degree in Food Sciences/Cereal, Chemical, Food, Agricultural, or Biological

  • 1-2 years experience in R&D or relevant laboratory experience in college or industry setting.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Research and Development of foods, preferably in the bakery industry. Formulating and/or troubleshooting experience is desired.

  • Knowledge of the baking process and the function of ingredients.

  • Expert knowledge of the baking process and the function of ingredients.

  • Proven excellent work record with demonstrated high levels of initiative and self-direction.

Desirable qualifications for position:

  • Prefer 2 plus years of Bakery/R&D/Quality technical knowledge in Manufacturing/Operations.

  • M.S. in Food Science or related field or significant experience and training beyond B.S. degree in the science of baking and a strong mechanical aptitude. Equivalent work experience in the bakery industry and specific experience within an R&D/Quality environment, developing or troubleshooting products may be considered.

  • Completion of the AIB Residence course preferred.

  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control, statistical design of experiments, and data collection and analysis.

If you are interested in the position, please apply to this posting with an updated resume. Qualified candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with you.

Lauren Rogers

Kelly Services Scientific Recruiter

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