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Food Scientist

Job description:
Research & Development: Investigation and analysis of food composition and functionality. Understanding and improvement of food systems - formulations, quality, nutrition, sensory science and processing.

Qualifications and competencies required:
A relevant tertiary qualification (for example):
B. Technology (Food),
B. Consumer & Applied Science,
Bachelor of Science (Food Science and Human Nutrition) .

Innovative, good communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, project management skills, familiarity with relevant food legislation, and familiarity with relevant systems and software.

Starting salary:
$45,000

Mid career salary:
$70,000

Career prospects:
Food scientists are currently in short supply in New Zealand, so job prospects are excellent.
Your career path can lead into R&D management, technical management, consumer research, general management.

Typical companies to work for:
AgResearch
ANZCO Foods
Cadbury
Fonterra
Heinz Wattie's
Nestle
Plant & Food Research
Universities - Auckland, AUT, Lincoln, Massey, Otago, Waikato.


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