Scientist, Food and Bakery Applications in Newark NJ

CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Scientist, Food and Bakery Applications
Job ID: 
Newark NJ
Not Specified
Job Types:
Food Technol/Scientist
Employment Type:
Full Time

Scientist, Food and Bakery Applications

You will provide technical and formulation expertise and assist on food projects internally and externally including research and development of new products for bakery applications.  Previous work on bakery applications is essential.

Keys to the role:

  • Broad formulation, ingredient development and food processing knowledge in Bakery
  • Execute customer derived formulation creation, design, bench top work, flavor creation, and formula entries
  • Creating instruction for the pilot lab e.g., batching, mixing, food pilot plant processing
  • Proven success in formulation and application development
  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects in accordance to set deadlines

What you will be doing:

  • Perform hands-on benchtop evaluations of products for bakery applications
  • Develop prototype formulations utilizing understanding the impact on formula, ingredients interactions, and processing
  • Explore new functionalities of existing products and support product development
  • Track relevant information related to product development & sample development
  • Write technical reports after analyzing and interpreting experimental results
  • Support scale up of products, batching and optimization
  • Work closely with internal and external customers
  • Follow all environmental, health and safety protocols

Other key responsibilities:

  • Ability to work on teams and independently
  • Ability to apply fundamental technical understanding to interpret and analyze data to reach clear conclusions
  • Ability to use and troubleshoot technical issues and instruments
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage complex projects
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • MS Office proficiency: Excel, PowerPoint, Word

Technical Qualifications:

  • Degree in Bakery Science, Food Science, or related scientific field
  • 4-7+ years’ experience in Bakery R&D / New Product Development, Technical Service, etc. – ideally both at the ingredient and commercial bakery level
  • Experience working with a broad range of ingredients (and suppliers), formulations, applications, technologies, and processes in Baking Industry
  • Experience working with customers and in commercial bakeries (e.g., running trials)
  • Familiar with a broad range of equipment typically found in commercial bakeries
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Experienced in working on ingredient technology development / applications in the food industry
  • Excellent knowledge of baking process and the function of ingredients

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at

JO:  690.22DW

Apply Now
Name and email are optional and not part of your application. It will be used solely by to send you new job alerts.

Using means you are agreeing to the Terms of Service of this website.

Red Alert COVID-19 resources.