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Warm Greetings from Sonal, I am a food technologist, nutritional enthusiast , recipe creator , an effective cook book writer with SEO and coo...

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USD65.0 per hour
Actively seeking for pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industry as a formulation scientist / consultant

I have worked with different sectors in life sciences. I have expertise in Probiotic formulation and delivery apart from that I am really inter...

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USD200.0 per hour
Scientist with 15 years of R&D experience in chemistry, pharmacology, food technology, cannabis testing and products...

Carolina V. Mitchell is the Chief Scientist and R&D Director for a leading cannabis edibles company and a founding member of the Legali...

Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry Microbiology
South Africa
USD8.0 per hour

I was awarded an A+ at the end of my school career and was awarded for Biology in Grade 12. I graduated from NMMU with a Bachelor of Science De...

Research Associate
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USD125.0 per hour
Food and Natural Product formulator ; Biochemical Engineer with 30 years of proven track record experience

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BS Chemistry
Philippines
USD0.0 per hour
Chemist with 2 years experience on Food Safety and 4 years experience on Food Testing and Nutitional Labelling

My main job on my current work is to evaluate the results of the physical and chemical tests conducted on foods and also of Nutritional Labelli...

Master of Science in Food Technology
Australia
USD65.0 per hour
Bakery Food Scientist

Food technologist l Food scientist l Product developer l Ingredient specialist Worked for big multinationals as Pladis (McVities, Jacob's,...

B.S.
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USD135.0 per hour
Innovator and troubleshooter in multiple industries, specializing in analytical instrumentation

Chemist - Innovation Consultant - Formulator - Troubleshooter Analysis : Training : Instrumentation Packaging : Formulation Compliance : Lab ...

Food Technology BSc Hons - 1st Class
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USD120.0 per hour
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I have 3 years of experience in Quality Assurance/Control, Good Manufacturing Practices Implementation & documentation of SSOP &...

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Food Safety Consultant - Freelance at Red24

I am a food safety consultant with over 20 years experience in the food industry - legal compliance, enforcement, auditing & inspection...

Engineering Technology
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USD157.0 per hour

I am an experienced Director of R&D, with more than 10 years of experience in the food industry. I have many products that are on shelv...

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USD50.0 per hour
Research Scientist at Metabolic Technologies, Inc.

I’m an exercise physiology researcher with broad expertise ranging from applied human physiology to molecular biology mechanisms. I have experi...

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USD20.0 per hour

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USD95.0 per hour
Experienced Research Scientist with expertise in the Health Sciences, including Nutrition, Neuroscience and Genomics.

I am a highly motivated Ph.D. scientist with over 12 years of combined experience in academia and industry. My fields of expertise are nutritio...

PhD-Food Science and Nutrition
Ireland
USD50.0 per hour
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I have a PhD and BSc in Food Science and Nutrition and more than 7 years of experience working in the Food Research Industry. I specialize in f...

Biology and Chemistry
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USD135.0 per hour

Independent Consultant. In some cases, I'll submit a $1 (free) proposal and request a conversation. We can discuss for 10 mins free and I ...

Doctor of Philosophy
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USD0.0 per hour

An accomplished consultant to the food and pharmaceutical industry offering outstanding presentation, communication and team management skills....

Food Science, chemistry and business
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USD200.0 per hour
Food innovation consultants

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Doctorate
India
USD15.0 per hour

I am PhD Food Technologist whose area of work had been into product development of cereals, pulses and Oilseeds. I am presently working as a Qu...

Doctorate
India
USD30.0 per hour

More than 15+ years of work experience in multinationals Food/Beverage and Biotechnology companies/Institute (R & D, Analytical, QA /QC...

Master of Science (M.S.), Biochemistry
Mexico
USD19.0 per hour
Biochemist and biologist specialized in high tech development

I am a biochemist and biologist specialized in high tech development. I have applied my knowledge for food and cosmetic shelf-life tests also ...

Continuing education: energy efficiency in children and elderly with special needs
France
USD100.0 per hour
Expert consultant | Health | Risk factors | Prevention | Anti-aging | Integrative medicine | Lifestyle

*Expert in metabolism and nutrition. *Research collaborator Inserm UMR1106 Metabolism and Neuroprotection Group, Marseille, France; 2010 - Pres...

PhD Food Science
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USD150.0 per hour

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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.