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Dr. Brenda Rojas

Toxicology and food science in one place. Let's talk!
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Food Science and Technology, BS
United States

I love food! I am interested in all things food science and have a degree in food science and technology. Currently, I am a graduate student in...

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Dr. Philip Button

Passionate PhD-qualified food microbiologist with research expertise in food safety and quality.
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PhD
Australia

I'm a food microbiologist with expertise in food safety and quality. My professional experience includes a PhD in food microbiology and bi...

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Dr. Carlos Macias

Guiding your solutions from the molecular to the industrial process
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$160.00/hr
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. Elena Vayndorf

Experienced Research Scientist with expertise in the Health Sciences, including Nutrition, Neuroscience and Genomics.
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$150.00/hr
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...

$150.00/hr
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Dr. Bryan Le

Content Writer | Content Manager | Food Scientist
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$150.00/hr
M.A., Chemistry
United States

Hi! I'm Bryan, and I share knowledge about the science and technology of food. I am a writer, communicator, and synthesizer of food techno...

$150.00/hr
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Dr. Dr. Swati Shrivastava

I am Dr. Swati Shrivastava, food technologist offering over a decade of insightful experience in FMCG sector. Over these
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$25.00/hr
PhD dairy technology
India

Ph.D. in Dairy Technology and Masters in Food Technology, offering 10+ years technical experience in New Product Development | Research &am...

$25.00/hr
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Nicolas Tsisios

Food Scientist / Food Technologist / Product Developer / Co-packing expert
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$100.00/hr
MSc Food Technology
United Kingdom

Experience: *Participated and won awards in prestigious NPD competitions in the UK and abroad *Worked with large multinationals in the indust...

$100.00/hr
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Dr. Hugo Lisboa

Food and Biomaterials Research | Spray Drying | Modeling
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$50.00/hr
Ph.D
Brazil

He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the same ...

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Farshid Shadnia

Senior food product scientist with 15+ years experience in new product development and R&D
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$100.00/hr
Certificate of culinary art
Canada

Food scientist with over 15 years progressive experience in food industry, with emphasis on R&D and Product development, both on the b...

$100.00/hr
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Michael Handy

Experienced product developer who can help you bring your food and beverage products to the marketplace.
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$175.00/hr
BS Food Science/Culinology
United States

I have enjoyed a successful career in the food industry for over 25 years. I have CPG experience in refrigerated and frozen foods, sauces, sala...

$175.00/hr
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M.S.
United States
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$85.00/hr

Food Product Development Scientist with formulation experience with confectionery and bakery items. Technical strenghts - ingredient technolog...

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Dr. Cheryl Yen Chung

A Food Scientist with Extensive Experience on Emulsions, Colloids, Microencapsulation Systems for Food & Beverage Sy...
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$150.00/hr
Doctor of Philosophy
United States

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

$150.00/hr
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Eden Butvinik

Freelance Food Scientist | Specialized in Supplement Powder Blends, Sauces, Beverages
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$90.00/hr
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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Francesc Parellada Calderer

Genetics and life sciences, fighting for a better humanity
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$100.00/hr
Research in sugar chemistry for pharmaceutical drug delivery
Spain

Ever since getting my degree in chemistry I have worked in related fields, first heading a research and quality control lab for fireproofing a...

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Denise Austin

Food Research and Development Technologist
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$70.00/hr
1 year toward M.S.
United States

Experience in Formulations, vitamin assays, shelf life studies, protein analysis, colorimeter, data processing, nitrogen studies, and sensory e...

$70.00/hr
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Natalie Alibrandi

Food Scientist with expertise in Quality Assurance and Innovation
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$100.00/hr
Nutrition and Food Science
United Kingdom

I have over eight years experience working within FMCG in Quality Assurance, Research and Development, Innovation and Marketing. My aim is to s...

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Ian Hamilton

Fluid Food Specialist, Food Scientist, Quality Manager; Expert in hydrocolloids and emulsions
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$85.00/hr
Bachelors of Science
United States

Formulation, analysis, nutritional and functional development. Relevant experience: Director of Research (Steuben Foods); Chief Technical Offi...

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Renata Kostovska

Food Product Developer with 4+ years' experience in FMCG companies | Formulation expert | Product optimization expert
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$90.00/hr
MSc in Food Innovation and Product Development
Ireland

A versatile, result-driven Food Technologist with MSc. in Food Innovation & Product Development and 4+ years' experience for FMCG m...

$90.00/hr
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Dr. Denys Honcharov

Deputy Head of the Laboratory - Tov "Logistic Oil"
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$10.00/hr
Master
Ukraine

I have experience in chromatography and spectroscopy analisys, now deepen my data analysis skills

$10.00/hr
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PhD Food Science
United States
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$150.00/hr

Senior R&D leader with progressive technical, business and leadership experience at Nestle, Mead Johnson, Abbott and start up companies...

$150.00/hr
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Dr. Paromita Raha

Scientist, Scientific Reviewer and Editor with 6+ years of experience in drug discovery.
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$30.00/hr
Postdoc
Canada

My passion to find solutions to complex scientific problems has led to over 15 years of research experience in various fields including structu...

$30.00/hr
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Dr. Daniel Nsengumuremyi

Food Biotechnology and Microbiology expert
MSc
Russian Federation

NSENGUMUREMYI Daniel Food Microbiologist and Biotechnologist I hold a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Applied Biology (option Microbiology)...

Dr. Rohit Upadhyay

A seasoned food scientist (PhD) w/ 6+y in R&D of food MNC's, expert in in food lipids & flavors & experience...
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$35.00/hr
PhD (Food Science & Technology)
India

I am a seasoned food technologist having 6+ years of progressive R&D stint covering academics (PhD) and food MNCs. I am subject matter ...

$35.00/hr
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Dr. Dr. Kate Bagorogoza

Accomplished Food Scientist and Bakery expert
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$300.00/hr
Certificate of Completion
United States

A senior level food scientist with deep knowledge of food systems, ingredient functionality, formulation and product development. My 18 years o...

$300.00/hr
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Dr. Swati Pund Ph.D.

Scientific and Medical Writer & Editor, Pharmaceutical Nanotech Product dvelopment, Food & Nutraceuticals Expert...
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$10.00/hr
Post Doctoral Fellowship
India

Pharmaceutical technologist 1. Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences with 20+ years of experience in Pharma Industry and Academics 2. Authored ...

$10.00/hr
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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. Kolabtree helps you choose experts who specialize in the following fields:

    Food law     Food Additives      Nutrition Science     Food Industry     Food Engineering     Food Chemistry

Ready to hire a food scientist? Post your project on Kolabtree and get quotes from freelance food scientists for free. 

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