Product development scientists work across a variety of fields, and their tasks vary by industry. Many product development scientists work in the food industry; in that industry, some of the scientist's tasks include ensuring their organization meets government regulations and standards pertaining to sanitation, safety, waste management, and quality standards. Developing new food items for production based on consumer feedback is another common task, as is quality control analysis.
Product Development Scientist Tasks
Track and ensure compliance to laws, regulations, guidelines, and safety standards.
Design products and research projects based on specifications, competitive analyses, and market research.
Act as expert in available technologies, materials, procedures, and research project management.
Seek and understand developments in relevant fields and the competition.