Associate Food Scientist

Covance Inc Located in: Ithaca,  New York
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Covance Food Solutions, formerly International Food Network, is looking to add an Associate Food Scientist to our Product Development team. This position is the entry point for individuals with a recent MS diploma in Food Technology/Food Science.

In this role you will focus on prototype formulation, understanding ingredient functionality, and work with suppliers to source ingredients for new products. You will also support pilot plant production runs, shelf life studies, and learn the basic requirements to produce GMP products for testing.

• Under direction, independently executes:
o bench-top experiments and formulation work
o nutritional and component analysis
o pilot plant trials, shelf life studies, and sensory studies
o experimental design
• Plans activities such as calculating ingredient quantities, production timing, and planning own weekly schedule
• Supports pilot plant trials; prepares samples for processing, operates processing and/or packaging equipment, and collects data. Produces samples of good quality.
• Interfaces with ingredient suppliers; orders ingredients and requests documentation. Seeks out information/facilities to get the job completed.
• Makes suggestions for modifications in experimental approach and proactive feedback on next steps based on results.
• Occasionally (up to 10% of time) has to travel overnight, weekends, interstate and/or international travel.
• Must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills; must be a team player who is professional and presentable.
• Assists in writing reports, methods, protocols and SOPs.
• Keeps updated and educated on relevant news, literature and findings in the industry.
• Networks with individuals outside of Covance



Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.


Seniority Level:
Experienced - Not Management
  R&D / Science
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Managing a team of:
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