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Principal Scientist

Principal Scientist:

Mackenzie Stuart are working exclusively with a global player in the Food Ingredients market to seek a Principal Scientist based in the US (Midwest). Responsible for implementing the innovation strategy & developing clean label food ingredients to maintain freshness of food products. The company dominate the market year over year and are looking for a fermentation & spray drying expert to join their fast-paced team to continue facilitating growth. Offering a dynamic and autonomous company culture this role is ideal for an experienced scientist with an innovative mindset.


  • Create and implement innovation strategy for drying, blending, and fermentation
  • Design & lead NPD research for multi-functional ingredients requiring an excellent understanding/experience in microbiology, aseptic technique, plating, transfer & culture maintenance
  • Lead and act as subject matter expert in product development from lab to commercial scale
  • Pilot lab designs for process and product implementation including bench top and pilot scale experiments
  • Customer collaboration: resolve issues, troubleshooting, commercialization, experimental plans, formulation optimization, and project management
  • Optimize manufacturing process for fermentation, spray drying, freeze drying, centrifugation, filtration, pelletizing, evaporation, pasteurization, and sterilization
  • Cost saving initiatives


  • MS or PhD in Food Science, Food Engineering, or related field
  • +10 years food industry work experience with product development and scale up
  • Experience with fermentation, blending techniques, drying, product development and operations
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work efficiently in fast paced environments
  • Travel: 10-30%

Job Reference: DN8765

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