Job Description for Food Scientist

Food scientists perform a variety of tasks related to the production, testing and consumption of food. They may work in quality assurance within a production facility, testing for levels of various nutrients and the presence or absence of microbes (which are essential to proper nutritional labeling and food safety). Food scientists may perform routine checks of the product throughout the production process to verify the finished product is prepared correctly. Some food scientists may even develop new techniques to improve and streamline the production process or create new, improved packaging uniquely suited to the product. An agricultural food scientist works with farmers on a variety of tasks, including soil analysis, and provides advice about crop growth.

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Food Scientist Tasks
  • Design, execute, and interpret scientific experiments to develop and optimize products.
  • Understand plant equipment and processes to appropriately create solutions.
  • Research, identify, and implement new practices to reduce costs and improve quality.
  • Document specifications for materials, production, and finished products.

About Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
59,368
Male:
29,202 (49.2%)
Female:
30,166 (50.8%)
Lancaster (/ˈlænkæstər/, local /ˈlæŋkᵻstər/; Pennsylvania German: Lengeschder) is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States (along with Hartford, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; Petersburg, Virginia; Albany, New York; Schenectady, New York, and several other early settlements). With a population of 59,322, it ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania's cities. The Lancaster metropolitan area population is 507,766, making it the 101st largest metropolitan area in the US and 2nd largest in the South Central Pennsylvania area. The city's primary industries include healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, both professional and semi-professional services, and home of the Park City Center shopping mall, the largest indoor retail facility in the region. Lancaster hosts more electronic public CCTV outdoor cameras per capita than cities such as Boston...
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$33,772
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$53,115
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$107,900
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$164,900
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Key Stats for Food Scientist

1-4 years
100%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
100%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: