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Food Scientist

Are you inspired by working with others to uncover solutions to challenges faced by food processors? Does the food system and the various product categories intrigue you and inspire you to have an impact on companies throughout the spectrum from ingredients to end product? Are you looking to participate in a team that values integrity, passion, and commitment within ourselves and relays that philosophy to others?

CIFT is seeking a dedicated, energetic, and creative team member who embraces new challenges while also being able to identify and directly deliver assistance to medium-sized food companies across Ohio. The ideal candidate would be willing to work across multiple food and beverage product categories, demonstrating a flexible and adaptable approach to product development and process improvement projects. This is achieved through managing projects such as; conducting bench-top trials to test new product ideas or improve existing recipes, assisting with product scale-up, working closely with organizations to ensure a successful transition from concept to commercialization, and collaborating with the engineering team to develop new processes and technologies needed to bring products to market. This position would also support the development of nutritional labels, label reviews, and support food safety efforts as needed.

This is achieved through your ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring each project meets its deadlines and objectives, being able to work independently or with a team, and demonstrating strong problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills. Having a Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s in food science and technology or a related field along with five or more years of experience, preferably within a food processing environment.

For almost 30 years, CIFT has focused on our mission of driving competitiveness for food processors and agribusinesses through a unique blend of business solutions, innovation, and technical expertise. As a private, non-profit organization, CIFT engages with industry, academia, policymakers, innovators, and more. The preferred location is Toledo, Ohio with logistical considerations and a hybrid work schedule in place. This is a full-time salary position with competitive pay and benefits offered. Each day is different, the engagements are unique, and all impacts are incredibly rewarding.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter.

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