Principal Scientist Product Development in Narragansett RI

Glasgow Consulting Group
Principal Scientist Product Development
Job ID: 
Narragansett RI
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Job Types:
Food Technol/Scientist, Formulator
Employment Type:
Full Time

Product Development, Principal Scientist

Company Overview

For over 15 years, Glasgow Consulting Group has been helping their clients develop delicious and functional new food and beverage products. The products we work on are predominantly in the natural and certified organic realm, but we also have considerable experience in the interface between Pharma and food/beverages.

As we continue to grow, we are looking to hire talented food scientists that want to be part of our team. If you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, then join us in working at Glasgow Consulting Group. At Glasgow Consulting Group we understand the value of working together, while knowing each individual plays a vital role in the company’s success. Our business has always been and continues to be built on providing technically sound and winning solutions to a diverse group of clients. We derive a sense of purpose from seeing the clients we work for succeed in the marketplace.

Glasgow Consulting Group has an opening on our Product Development team. We are able to consider Senior Scientist or Principal Scientist levels, based on candidate's education and experience. The position is based in Narragansett, RI.

What we are looking for:
Candidates that have robust food science/technical skills, with well-developed leadership and communication skills, who are self-motivated, innovative, pay attention to details, thrive in a fast paced environment with a strong desire to succeed. We look for scientists who are hands on, that can prioritize their time and successfully manage multiple projects.

What we are offering:
You will work for a product development consulting group which provides a diverse range of product development opportunities that other organizations cannot offer. You will have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of talented product developers that work to create the next generation of our client’s products. 

Position Summary:  Plan, design/develop, and commercialize new product formulas. Provide comprehensive technical leadership to projects from concept through commercialization. Provide technical updates frequently through various forms of communication, verbal or written. Support other development projects and related activities as needed.

Principal Responsibilities and areas of Accountability:

  • Plan, design/develop, and commercialize new product formulas that meet all project criteria such as cost, nutritional requirements, desired claims (like Gluten Free, GMO Free, Organic, etc.), and food safety/quality parameters.
  • Create bench top formulas that translate seamlessly to pilot or full-scale production.
  • Provide thorough and accurate technical documentation for all work.
  • Source new ingredients that meet project requirements.
  • Cost ingredients and formulas to ensure target cost requirements are met.
  • Calculate nutrition facts panel and ingredient statements.
  • Identify suitable co-packers as needed.
  • Focus on critical details without losing site of the total project objectives.
  • Manage multiple projects, often with competing timelines, while continuing to prioritize time to ensure all work meets the project timelines.
  • Apply critical thinking and sound technical judgement to assess the ingredient, formulation, or processing changes needed to obtain success.
  • Travel as needed to scale up formulas at the manufacturing plant. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve production complications in a food safe/quality focused and fiscally responsible manner during scale up.
  • Demonstrates coachability with willingness and openness to learn.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.



  • Requires an M.S. or PhD in Food Science or equivalent, plus 10+ years of product development experience in the food and beverage industry. 
  • Broad understanding of the fundamentals of Food Science with the ability to remain up to date on new and emerging technologies and apply to product development projects.
  • Advanced PC skills: Windows, Excel, ESHA/Genesis
  • Proven track record of successful product launches. 
  • Advanced communication skills.



Glasgow Consulting Group, LLC provides competitive salaries and benefits - to protect your health and welfare, help you prepare for retirement, and truly enable you to balance your work and family life.


Glasgow Consulting Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AAP/M/F/V/D.

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