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Senior Food Scientist

About Caliper Foods

Caliper Foods (caliperfoods.life), formerly Stillwater, is a consumer packaged goods company that offers safe and standardized hemp-derived soluble cannabinoids to both consumers and manufacturers alike. 

 

Caliper Foods encompasses two distinct business lines: (1) Caliper Commercial Ingredients, which provides soluble CBD ingredients at scale to food, beverage, supplement, and other CPG manufacturers; and (2) Caliper Consumer, which sells its own line of CBD-infused products nationwide. 

 

Caliper Foods was founded in 2015 on the belief that cannabinoids, especially non-psychoactive compounds like CBD, are a major new category in functional ingredients.

 

About the Job

We are looking for a Senior Food Scientist to develop high quality, cannabinoid based functional foods designed for broad scale consumer markets. This is a fast paced and dynamic role that leverages the applied sciences for near term product commercialization. The role is R&D based with significant growth opportunities in Caliper Foods. 

 

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Develop industry leading, cannabinoid based, functional foods and beverages.  Application is business to business focused, leveraging Caliper Foods water soluble technologies across multiple product formats. This requires:
    • In depth knowledge of existing product portfolio and processes.
    • Expertise in both ingredient functionality and processing to control for consistency at scale. 
    • Formulation development, scale up tests, shelf life testing and documentation
    • Creation of  Design of Experiments (DOE) when appropriate. 
    • Effective documentation of results through reports, databases, graphs, data analysis and white papers
  • Work closely with new clients to ensure flawless integration of Caliper Foods products into their business needs at the R&D and production level
  • Manage existing clients for technical needs - shelf life, product quality, future and existing applications
  • Work closely with sales to provide technical information in customer friendly, easy to understand formats 
  • Actively seek to expand our water soluble technologies, internally and externally
  • Develop and commercialize new product platforms in the skin care and beauty space 
  • Develop new products for blue sky applications
  • Work closely with food based vendors, such as flavor houses, ingredient suppliers, natural color suppliers and carrier oils to recommend and develop new ingredient solutions
  • Create new product and ingredient specifications
  • Understand basic food label needs for organic, kosher, non artificial, allergens and customer “clean label” requirements
  • Guide sourcing of new raw materials for functionality, quality and labeling requirements
  • Ensure product quality, documentation and food safety needs are met for new products
  • Ability to work with coman operations
  • Work effectively and safely in a food manufacturing environment

 

What we’ll love about you:

  • A process-oriented problem solver who can manage complex situations without panicking

  • A team player with a distaste for mercenaries

  • An organized, proactive nature that loves building systems and tools

  • An emotionally mature adult who prefers to work with other emotionally mature adults

  • An inquisitive, curious nature that views ignorance as an opportunity to learn or teach

  • A willingness to admit error quickly and move immediately on to improvement

  • A clear communicator in any format

  • Excellent time management skills

 

What you’ll love about us:

  • A fast-growing company with a deep belief in the value of developing talent internally from within
  • A group of sane, rational executives who try their best to be decent human beings
  • An environment where fire drills are the exception, not the norm
  • We offer flexible PTO for all full-time employees
  • We pay competitive salaries for all roles. For salaried employees, we also cover 100% of your healthcare premium
  • For more details on the culture we foster, visit: http://bit.ly/2F5zhPt

 

Qualifications:

  • Master of Science preferred with 5+ years of product development experience
  • A deep scientific understanding of food systems
  • Diverse food processing scale up experience
  • Scientific foresight to predict and address product modes of failure early in the development cycle
  • A strong drive for results
  • Enjoys the applied sciences and can creatively leverage it for product development
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Enjoys working in a team environment
  • Values data driven design but is comfortable moving ahead when working with limited data or information through intentful risk assessments.
  • Exercises sound decision making skills under pressure
  • Experience in DOE and MiniTab 
  • Deep understanding of ingredient functionality 
  • Experience in food emulsions and beverage formulation

Caliper Foods is committed to creating and celebrating a diverse work environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and hire solely on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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