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Associate Scientist

Job Locations US-MA-Concord
Req No.
Food Processing
Regular Full-Time


Associate Food Scientist



Concord, MA


We’re looking for an early career Food Scientist with a passion for technical data management to help our R&D team ensure data integrity of our ingredient, formula, manufacturing and packaging specifications throughout the Product Lifecyle Management system..


What You’ll Do:

  • Create, edit, and review specifications throughout the NPD cycle (for example: raw material, nutritional, formulation, manufacturing, and finished product specifications) in support of Product Development on all projects and products.
  • Identify and act on opportunities to optimize technical data management by applying technical experience, computer skills, and eye for continuous improvement in partnership with R&D and IT.
  • Provide benchtop development through commercialization support to bring food and beverages concepts to life.

Who You Are:

  • On the path to being a Food Scientist
  • Passionate about data management, PLM, and IT systems
  • A detail-oriented thinker who enjoys being the last set of eyes on important and sensitive data
  • An effective communicator who proactively engages with colleagues
  • A status quo challenger who can help us identify and act on opportunities to work differently
  • Perhaps you also have some food product development , culinary , or even microbiology or regulatory – that would support success in this role!

What You’ll Need:

  • Food Science degree (or related with food development experience – Bio Chemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, Culinary, Nutrition)
  • Demonstrated interest in specification development, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Strong computer skills and interest (Selerent DevEx or similar – e.g. Genesis, Hamilton Grant and Oracle) 

What You’ll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results
  • Flexible work schedules including Summer and Winter Hours
  • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • Discounts on Welch’s products


Welch’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:  Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran


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