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PhD
France
USD0.0 per hour

During the last 9 years, my research has focused on understanding the role of key proteins in cardiovascular disease and skeletal muscle dystro...

Venture Programme
Ireland
USD85.0 per hour
Food Science Expert | Advisor in Consumer Health: Nutrition & Wellness Sectors | Food Designer RD&I | FoodTech.

As a food scientist with 25 years of experience in product development and a passion for sharing knowledge, my mission is to help entrepreneurs...

Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
United States
USD150.0 per hour
Cosmetic Chemist| Supplement Formulator| Food Scientist with 10+ years experience in cosmetic chemistry and nutrition

I'm a Licensed and Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician. I’ve graduated from the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medic...

PhD
Australia
USD50.0 per hour
Passionate PhD-qualified food microbiologist with research expertise in food safety and quality.

I'm a food microbiologist with expertise in food safety and quality. Previously, I have completed projects covering the full spectrum of b...

M.S.
United States
USD85.0 per hour

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

Food Science
United States
USD100.0 per hour
Food Scientist by Day | Food Podcaster By Night

Food Science Professional with industry experience in the alternative protein and health and wellness space with a specialization for getting i...

Graduate Certificate in Analytical Chemistry
Australia
USD50.0 per hour
Associate at PCI Pharma Services, PhD in Animal Science and Genetics and Masters of Microbiology @University of Tasmania

Successful and self-starting background as a Quality Specialist, Pharmaceutical Researcher in manufacturing processes, biological, microbiologi...

Certificate of culinary art
Canada
USD100.0 per hour
Senior food product scientist with 15+ years experience in new product development and R&D

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

1 year toward M.S.
United States
USD70.0 per hour
Food Research and Development Technologist

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

MS Biomedical Science with emphasis in microbiology and immunology
United States
USD50.0 per hour
Adjunct Instructor at Belhaven University

Focused and motivated professional with experience in clinical laboratory science, research, quality control, beverage manufacturing, managemen...

Master degree, food science and Technology and Nutrition
Martinique
USD150.0 per hour
FOOD TECHNOLOGY & SAFETY EXPERT, 25+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, VARIOUS FOOD PRODUCTS

More than 25 years for various food industries (Seafood,Dairy, Fruits & vegetables, Baked products, Dry spices, Pulses & beans,...

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,...

Advanced Nutrition
United Kingdom
USD70.0 per hour
Freelance Food & Drink Formulation Specialist

Innovation in plant based; free from; gluten free bakery; UHT; protein & fibre fortification; vegan recipe development; as well as fros...

Master in Food Science/ Biomolecular Biology
United States
USD100.0 per hour
Food and Beverage Scientist with 5+ years of R&D experience

Highly motivated professional and published author in scientific research with years of applicable experience in the Food Science, Nutritional ...

HACCP
Canada
USD150.0 per hour

Extensive R&D experience in a wide variety of specialties, including meat, poultry, seafood, seasonings, beverages, ice cream, baked go...

Portugal
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...

BS Food Technology
Philippines
USD20.0 per hour
Food Technologist I Expert in Quality Assurance/Control/Food Safety I Performs SAP HANA Inventory Financial

I have 3 years of experience in Quality Assurance/Control, Good Manufacturing Practices Implementation & documentation of SSOP &...

MS Nutrition Education
United States
USD150.0 per hour
Product Development - CPG I Independent Consultant I Co-Founder Shameless Pets

I am a Nutritionist and CPG Food Product Developer with a successful history of formulating, commercializing, and launching innovative Organic,...

B.Sc.(Biochemistry)
India
USD63.0 per hour
We provides Professional Consultancy to set up Manufacturing Plant for Food,Provides Recipe(Formulation) For Different t...

Any Food Consultancy, To Setup Food Manufacturing Plant, and Recipe As Well As Recipe Enhancement; We Provides Shelf life Solution Of Food Prod...

Master of Science, Nutrition Education
United States
USD60.0 per hour
Research and Development Food Scientist

Nutritionist with food science and bakery background. Twelve years of experience in the formulation of batters, breadings, and bakery products.

B.S.
United States
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 ...

Licentiate degree, Chemical engineering
Venezuela
USD30.0 per hour
Chemical Engineer, area in petroleum and petrochemical, with experiences in surfactants and food.

Hello, I am an independent professional with six years of experience as a chemical engineer with a specialty in petroleum and petrochemical, I ...

M.SC. Food technology
India
USD10.0 per hour
Freelancer food technologist | 3 years experience | expert in Research & New product development

Hi I have 3 years experience in Tropilite food Pvt. Lt. I have expertise in Dairy , Bakery, Frozen food , ready to eat food , dressing, UHT p...

BS - Food Science & Technology / Analytical Chemistry
United States
USD135.0 per hour

I'm a seasoned coffee scientist with extensive experience in bridging analytical chemistry with coffee science. I began my career as a R&am...

Master of Philosophy in Chemistry
United Kingdom
USD0.0 per hour
Scientist| R&D Project Manager| Expertise in design of Advanced Materials, Green Chemistry & Bioprocess Engineer...

• Graduate member of the University of Leicester’s Space Industries Accelerator, trained in all aspects of business formation, operation, finan...

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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.