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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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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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$115.00/hr
Ph.D.
United States

I am a highly motivated Ph.D. scientist with over 13 years of combined, professional experience in both academia and industry. My fields of exp...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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, ...

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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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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...

$85.00/hr
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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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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...

$90.00/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...

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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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Dr. CyberColloids Ltd

Food innovation consultants
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$200.00/hr
Food Science, chemistry and business
Ireland

CyberColloids, founded in 2002, is a unique independent organisation devoted to bringing innovation to research for both industry-based and aca...

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Dr. Piret Raudsepp

Food engineer, Food technologist, PhD in microscopy of lipid oxidation in o/w emulsions
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$50.00/hr
PhD
El Salvador

Academic experience plus industrial experience. Hands-on, technical thinker, pragmatic approach.

$50.00/hr
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Dr. Dr.Muhammad Sagir

Researcher: writing and publishing papers,water and energy, photcatalyst, chemical process,food process,surfactant,EOR,
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$100.00/hr
PhD chemical engineering
Pakistan

scientific researcher with PhD in chemical engineering, Expert in conducting research, writing and publishing papers. Development of new proces...

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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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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

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Dr. Awraris Derbie Assefa

Chemistry of vegetables and fruits, Natural Product Chemistry, Functional foods, Phytochemical analysis, Biological acti...
PhD in Molecular Biotechnology
Ethiopia

I specialize in analysis and characterization of phytochemicals from plant-derived foods especially vegetables and fruits using state of the ar...

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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Dr. Raphaëlle O'Connor, Ph.D.

Food Science Expert | Advisor in Consumer Health: Nutrition & Wellness Sectors | Food Designer RD&I | FoodTech.
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$85.00/hr
Venture Programme
Ireland

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

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Dr. Carolina Vazquez Mitchell

Scientist with 15 years of R&D experience in chemistry, pharmacology, food technology, and cannabis industry. .
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$250.00/hr
PhD Student
United States

Carolina V. Mitchell is the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer for a leading consulting firm in food and cannabis edibles, also a founding me...

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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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