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Dr. Martin S.

Innovation Consultant, Go to Market Strategies, Business and Technical Advising, Grant Writing
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PhD Chemistry
United Kingdom

I am a PhD trained consultant with significant business experience at the strategic level. I work with small businesses, scientific startups, a...

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Dr. Hugo L.

Food and Biomaterials Research | Spray Drying | Modeling
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Ph.D
Brazil

I'm an enthusiastic chemical engineer, with a Ph.D. in polysaccharides and several years of experience with materials and food processing. ...

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Dr. Indu J.

Freelancer with 20 + years of experience in biodiversity, nutrition and health. Scientific writer
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PhD (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry)
Malaysia

I have over 30 years of research experience in biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, biotechnology, and nutrition. My main interest lies in th...

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Dr. Carlos M.

Guiding your solutions from the molecular to the industrial process
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PhD
Spain

More than 20 years experience in separation methods and devices applied to the food industry, liquid wastes reusing and high added value produc...

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Dr. Robert M.

PhD in food science and nutrition specialising in Entomophagy covering nutrition, safety, psychology and NPD
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Promoting entomophagy as a response to food insecurity through the development of suitable food products.
United Kingdom

Hello, my name is Robert Murdock. I have a first class honors degree in food science from The University of Nottingham and a PhD in Nutrition a...

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Dr. Elena V.

Experienced Research Scientist with expertise in the Health Sciences, including Nutrition, Neuroscience and Genomics.
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Ph.D.
United States

I am a highly self-motivated Ph.D. scientist with over 15 years of combined, professional experience in both academia and industry. Due to my y...

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Dr. Brittany B.

PhD Food Scientist with industry experience
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PhD Food Science
Belgium

US educated American living in Belgium. I have PhD, MS, and BS degrees in Food Science. Over the course of my career I have formulated several ...

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Dr. Cheryl Yen C.

A Food Scientist with Extensive Experience on Emulsions, Colloids, Microencapsulation Systems for Food & Beverag...
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USD 180/hr
Master of Food Science
United States

A Food Scientist with Rich Experience on Research, Formulation and Development of: - Emulsion products - Sauces, Salad Dressings, Spread, Coffe...

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Dr. Marta S.

Food technology and nutrition; 5 years of experience in writing scientific papers; 3 years of experience as nutritionist
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Master
Poland

I am currently a doctorate student in Agricultural Engineering. I specialize in brewing and nutrition. For over 5 years I have been frequently ...

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Dr. Md. Abdur R.

Expertise in food colloids, food structuring, smart delivery systems, emulsion stabilization, and protein-ligand binding
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PhD Candidate
South Korea

I am a research scientist specializing in food biomaterial sciences. My core areas of expertise include the development of novel biomaterials f...

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Dr. Edna N.

Experienced Food and Nutritional Scientist with a strong Research and Application Background
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USD 90/hr
PG Dip - Applied Sports Nutrition
United Kingdom

Experienced Food & Nutritional Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry. Skilled in Nutrition, ...

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Dr. Bryan Q.

Food Scientist || Food Industry Consultant || Author of 150 Food Science Questions Answered
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Ph.D. in Food Science
United States

Hi there! My name is Dr. Bryan Quoc Le, and I'm the author of 150 Food Science Questions Answered (Rockridge Press, 2020). I'm also a ...

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Dr. Philip B.

Project manager for the food manufacturing industry, with a global network of niche experts.
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PhD
Australia

Projects, even small projects, in food science, are almost always best completed by a team of experts. Food science is a complex multidiscipli...

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Dr. Krystal C.

Cosmetic Formulator Consultant| Food Science Consultant| Supplement Formulator| Medical Writer
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Doctorate of Naturoapthic Medicine
United States

I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Brockport and worked as an Analytical and Formulation Chemist at UCB...

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Dr. IFRAH U.

Food Scientist & technologist, Content writer, Innovative food product developer
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MS Food Science and technology
Pakistan

P.h.D. in food science and technology Worked at Halal research council Worked at Punjab Food Authority Innovative product developer Articles ...

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Nicolas T.

Food Scientist / Food Technologist / Product Developer / Co-packing expert
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United Kingdom

*Launched 100+ products in the UK/EU/US/AU/NZ markets *Won awards in prestigious International NPD competitions *Worked with large multination...

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Yoga P.

Product and Process Developer/Consultant with various project experience
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Bachelor
Indonesia

I have worked for many clients with various projects such as product development, process development, shelf life optimization, food labelling,...

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Elisha O.

Food Scientist with experience n food formulation, product development, and processing troubleshooting
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MPhil
Kenya

EXPERTISE AND SKILLS Food formulation, processing troubleshooting, and product development to achieve nutritional, functional, preservation, s...

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Eden B.

Freelance Food Scientist | Specialized in Supplement Powder Blends, Sauces, Beverages
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Honors Bachelor of Science, Food Science
United States

Freelance Food Scientist. Food formulation, sensory, product development. Will work with you to develop your product to match specifications, g...

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Carolina V.

Scientist with 18 years of R&D experience in chemistry, pharmacology, food technology, and cannabis industry.
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PhD Chemistry
United States

Carolina Vazquez Mitchell is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer for a leading consulting firm in food and cannabis edibles and also a fou...

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Rui R.

Food scientist with 10 years of experience in academic research and R&D projects with the industry.
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Msc. degree in Biological Engineering
Portugal

I'm a food scientist with 10 years of experience. I have a master's Biological Engineering and a PhD in Food science and Chemical Techn...

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Sophia S.

Product developer with start-up and corporate experience. Passionate about breakthrough innovation and plant-based.
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MS - Food Science and Human Nutrition
United States

CEO and Founder of Plant-Based Consulting LLC. Product Developer with start-up and corporate experience, having lead development, commercializa...

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Carolina F.

Food Science Bachelor | Regulatory compliance specialist
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Food Science and Technology Bachelor
Argentina

I have over 10 years of experience in food/food supplements compliance for Latin America, Europe, Canada and US, including mandatory labelling ...

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Brenna M.

Food science consultant with a strong nutrition background. Consult on all aspects of projects from ideation to scale.
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Master of Science
United States

I have worked on many food and beverage formats, with the most experience being in nutrition bars and beverages. I have over seven years of exp...

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Michael A.

Experienced carbohydrate, sweetener and hydrocolloid scientist with over 30+ years of food ingredient applications.
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MS Food Science
United States

I have worked in the food industry for over 30 years working with ingredients such as starches, sweeteners, texture systems, emulsifiers and M...

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How to Hire a Food Scientist

A food scientist studies the quality and composition of food products to ensure that they are safe, healthy and meet regulatory standards. Food scientists and technologists perform a variety of roles in both research and industry. They evaluate the nutritional value of different foods, discover new ingredients and sources, and help in the development of new food products. They also help to streamline industry and manufacturing processes. 

Food startups and SMEs are often seek help from qualified consultants to take their food product to market. But what does one need to look for in a suitable candidate? Here are some tips for hiring top food scientists on Kolabtree.

Why Hire a Food Scientist

A chef may have all the ingredients needed to develop an excellent food product. However, converting a homegrown recipe into a commercial product can be a challenge. You may need help with food product development, testing shelf life stability, nutrition labelling, and more. 

While many food researchers work in traditional full-time roles, there is an increasing number of freelance food scientists for hire. This helps startups access and afford expertise quickly and easily. 

If you’re looking to launch a food product, you may need to hire a food science consultant who can help you take it to the market. Consultants are also likely to specialize in specific areas. For example, a food formulation consultant can help you source the right kinds of ingredients and optimize the consistency and texture of your product. A food chemist can help you test the chemical makeup of a product, and a flavor chemist can advise on artificial or natural flavors that you can use. 

Before you start developing your product, you may also need to work with a food researcher who can conduct market research and help you find the right suppliers to work with. 

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Food Scientist?

As hiring an in-house food scientist can be an expensive affair, most startups and small businesses consult experts on a one-off basis. Food scientists on Kolabtree charge between USD 1500 and USD 3000 for assisting with creating a new product, however, rates vary depending on the deliverable(s), the nature of work, and whether samples are required to be physically shipped. 

Consulting a freelance food technologist on an on-demand basis can help food businesses save up to 50% in costs and time.  

How to Write an Effective Job Post to Hire a Food Scientist

Here are five things to keep in mind while creating a job post for a food scientist.

  • Scope of work: Provide a clear outline of the goal of your project and the deliverable(s) expected. |
    For example: Need a freelance food scientist near me to help develop a CBD-infused snack. Also require help with labelling according to industry regulations. 
  • Duration:  Define how long you expect the project to run for. 
  • By when you need to hire: Do you need to hire someone within a few days, weeks, or longer? Indicate up to when you’re willing to have your project open for applications. 
  • Budget: Provide a rough idea of your budget and whether you’d like to pay per project or by the hour. You can revise your budget once you discuss more with a freelancer. 
  • Skills required: While looking for a food consultant, you can narrow down the specialty you require.

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