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Research and Development Scientist

Location: Stokesley, Teesside, United Kingdom
Contract term: Permanent
Reference: 2018-016

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About Us

Quorn Foods, with our entrepreneurial spirit is a great place to work. Our people are passionate, take initiative and accountability and, most of all, work together as one team, focused on one shared goal with common values. We are an ambitious, growing, independent FMCG company, focused on creating the world’s leading meat-alternative business, through our market leading Quorn and Cauldron brands. We are a global business that designs, manufactures and sells our healthy protein products in the UK and internationally with annual sales turnover in excess of £200 million across 17 territories.

Following acquisition in 2015 by Monde Nissin Corporation, we have ambitious plans to become a $1bn dollar company, with growth of more than 15% annually we hope to meet this target by 2027.

We are investing £150 million in additional capacity over the next 5 years, including a new dedicated innovation centre at our Head Office in Stokesley, North Yorkshire to enable us to develop products which are better for the consumer and the planet.

The Role

Are you passionate about applying your technical experience to develop food that you can really be proud of?

This is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of design and innovation of new and exciting food products that are not only healthy but good for the planet. We are looking for a talented Research and Development Scientist who is passionate about food technology to help us to develop next generation production processes and deliver inventive new products.

This is not only an excellent opportunity for career growth within an extremely successful, innovative and fast growing business but most importantly, a great place to make a meaningful difference to people’s health and the sustainability of the planet through the work you will do.

The role holder will work with our creative team to develop our innovative products across a wide spectrum of food categories, evaluating alternative processing methods, developing new ingredients, molecules and process through to testing in factory trials. Liaising with 3rd party research associates and ingredient and/or technology providers, this role will offer the ability to be at the forefront of vegan and vegetarian food development.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold an postgraduate degree in a food science subject.
  • Demonstrate significant experience in food, drink or chemical manufacturing.
  • Have experience in manipulating food based molecules such as hydrocolloids and proteins with key unit operations such as heat processing and freezing (extensive wet chemistry knowledge and application of food protein gelation would be advantageous).
  • Have experience of managing projects.
  • Demonstrate a high level of technical and scientific report writing skills.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to HR@Quornfoods.com

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