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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Food Toxicology
United States
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$150.00/hr

Provided consulting services to the food and flavor industry, as well as in the agriculture of vanilla Assisted companies start their own plant...

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Marvin Abountiolas

Food and Beverage Scientist with 5+ years of R&D experience
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$100.00/hr
Master in Food Science/ Biomolecular Biology
United States

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

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Reno Georgiou

Food Scientist & Product Developer | Culinologist | Labeling expert | Professional Cheese-maker | 15 years of experi...
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$70.00/hr
MSc in Food Innovation and Product Design - specialized in Culinary Innovation, Marketing & Consumer Behaviour, and Business Development
Ireland

Passionate Food Developer and Culinologist with an MSc in Food Innovation and Product Design, BSc in Food Science and Technology (Valedictorian...

$70.00/hr
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Amelia Dian

A botanist with 2+ years of experience in scientific research. Achieved The Biosymposium seminar award (Science seminar)
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$15.00/hr
Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Biodiversity (Botany)
Malaysia

I have experience in scientific research (botany); Experience in plant anatomy, phylogenetic tree in plants, biological method in dilution, soi...

$15.00/hr
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Lisanne Van Der Kooi

Food Scientist
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$80.00/hr
Master of Science in Food Technology
Australia

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

$80.00/hr
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Brenna Morman

Food science consultant with a strong nutrition background. Consult on all aspects of projects from ideation to scale.
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$70.00/hr
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...

$70.00/hr
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Joan Sta. Prisca

Food Technologist I Expert in Quality Assurance/Control/Food Safety I Performs SAP HANA Inventory Financial
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$20.00/hr
BS Food Technology
Philippines

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

$20.00/hr
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Billie Sutton

Food Science, Recipe Research & Development , Food Safety, Protein Supplements, Sustainability & Organic Product...
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$50.00/hr
ServSafe Instructor Proctor Certification
United States

Recipe and research development for different product concepts in order to aid in protein deficiency in underdeveloped countries Formulation an...

$50.00/hr
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MJ Kinney

Food Science Professional | Alternative/Plant-Based R&D, Technical Sales, Commercialization Strategy
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$150.00/hr
Food Science & Human Nutrition
United States

My career to-date has spanned b2b, b2c, and non-profit channels, where I’ve specifically focused on the development of food products incorporat...

$150.00/hr
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Julie Tuizer, MS

Research and Development Food Scientist
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$90.00/hr
Master of Science, Nutrition Education
United States

Food scientist with bakery background. Twelve years of experience in the formulation of batters, breadings, and bakery products. Take formulas...

$90.00/hr
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Mirza Rashaad Sabila Sajjad

Food Research Scientist for analysis of Food materials, R&D and New Product Development.
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$21.00/hr
M.Tech Food Processing Technology.
India

Food Analyst cum Food New Product Development Scientist in MIT-CARS,( NABL, OHSAAS, ISO Accredited Food Lab) Nutritionist with 2 years of exper...

$21.00/hr
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Anton Maas

Africa and Middle East business development expert in dairy and food ingredients.
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$50.00/hr
MBA
South Africa

30 years technical sales, sales management and business development experience. Technical sales also includes working with customers to develop...

$50.00/hr
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Dustin Kagan

Freelance Food Scientist | Specialized in Product Development | Sensory Testing | Food Safety and GMP |
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$35.00/hr
Food Science and Technology
Canada

Hi, I'm Dustin! I have a B.Sc in Food Science and Technology as well as 10+ years experience in restaurant kitchens. I have held positions ...

$35.00/hr
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Neha Mishra

Technically sound professional with 7+ years of experience in R&D, Quality Assurance and Quality Check
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$100.00/hr
M.sc organic Chemistry
India

Technically sound professional with 7+ years of experience in R&D, Quality Assurance and Quality Check.I bring 7 years of core technica...

$100.00/hr
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Naishad Dalal

Food Scientist / New Product Developer / Dairy and Functional Food Specialist / Food Safety & Manufacturing Expert.
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$100.00/hr
MSc. Food Science and Technology
Australia

Hi! I am Naishad, and I specialize in food manufacturing, research, and development focussed to deliver the best outcome for your food product ...

$100.00/hr
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Lorin Balandreau

10 years in food product development across the world for FMCG | Expertise in liquid and powder food
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$100.00/hr
Master's Degree of Flavor Chemistry
Philippines

I am a passionate food geek scientist with over 10 years of professional experience for FMCG across the world. I have worked in best in class ...

$100.00/hr
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Rahul Khandelwal

Food processing and food product development specialist- 4+ year experience
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$80.00/hr
BACHELOR’S IN DAIRY TECHNOLOGY
Australia

Led food process optimization in beverage and dairy across all segments which include juice and dairy products. Hands on knowledge and experien...

$80.00/hr
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Maria Angeles Gomez Pacheco

Food Safety Consultant - Freelance at Red24
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$60.00/hr
CERTIFICATE - POULTRY WELFARE COURSE
Spain

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

$60.00/hr
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Dr. Helena Martin

PhD in Organic Chemistry | Culinary Science Professor
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$60.00/hr
PhD in Organic Chemistry
Spain

A motivated and versatile chemist with a proven track record in R&D. A scientist with deep domain expertise in the field of Medicinal C...

$60.00/hr
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Engineering Technology
United States
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$157.00/hr

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...

$157.00/hr
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Krutika Kachhy

Division Head - Food, Feed and Nutraceuticals at Molkem Chemicals | Freelance Consultant - Food Science & Labelling
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$100.00/hr
Master of Biotechnology - Food Science and Technology
India

I am a tertiary qualified food scientist with extensive experience in product application - food emulsifiers and preservatives. After working i...

$100.00/hr
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Lee Cadesky

Food scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, product developer | Specializing in dairy and protein foods
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$65.00/hr
Master of Science
Canada

I am an experienced food scientist who has launched and sold food technology start-ups. My focus is on food texture especially in meat, dairy, ...

$65.00/hr
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MPhil in Materials Chemistry
United Kingdom
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$20.00/hr

An experienced Scientist-Entrepreneur, A forward-thinking, proactive scientist who leads groundbreaking research on designing advanced material...

$20.00/hr
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Ian Pasquarelli

CPG industry professional with 10+ years' experience
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$90.00/hr
MS Agriculture and Life Science, Food Safety
United States

My name is Ian Pasquarelli, and I have spent the last 10+ years operating in every aspect of the food business industry. From leading product d...

$90.00/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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