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Job Options in Food Science, Technology & Engineering


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:


Mid career salary:

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.

The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (Inc.)

PO Box 44322
Pt Chevalier
Auckland 1022

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