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PhD
Canada
USD90.0 per hour
Experienced PhD Chemical Engineer - experience in formulating cosmetics, personal care and household products

I have PhD in chemical engineering, with over 20 years of academic and industry experience conducting research in biopolymers for medical use a...

M.A., Chemistry
United States
USD150.0 per hour
Scientific Writer | Content Marketer | Social Media Strategist

Bryan helps food entrepreneurs and businesses share their message through the power of storytelling. Bryan is the Vice President of Digital an...

BS Food Science/Culinology
United States
USD100.0 per hour
Experienced product developer who can help you bring your food and beverage products to the marketplace.

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...

MS Food Science
United States
USD100.0 per hour
Experienced food scientist/product developer; specialist in chocolate, confectionery and sweets

Are you looking for an expert with an eye on actionable, goal-oriented results? Hello there! My name is Jade McGill, and I’m your next consulti...

MSc Food Technology
United Kingdom
USD65.0 per hour
Food Scientist / Food Technologist / Product Developer / Co-packing expert

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

Master of Biotechnology - Food Science and Technology
India
USD100.0 per hour
Division Head - Food, Feed and Nutraceuticals at Molkem Chemicals | Freelance Consultant - Food Science & Labelling

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

Doctor of Philosophy
United States
USD150.0 per hour
A Food Scientist with Extensive Experience on Emulsions, Colloids, Microencapsulation Systems for Food & Beverage Sy...

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

MS Agriculture and Life Science, Food Safety
United States
USD90.0 per hour
CPG industry professional with 10+ years' experience

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...

Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine
United States
USD165.0 per hour
Cosmetic Chemist | Food Scientist | Supplement Formulator| R&D Consultant and Product Developer|

I've graduated from the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine and Nutrition Institute, where I received my Doctorate ...

Venture Programme - Kemmy Business school, Business Start-Up
Ireland
USD150.0 per hour
Clean food science & technology to nourish the world sustainably. Food entrepreneur & consultant. Global Project...

I am an experienced food scientist & technologist who understands strategy, business and innovation. Expert and innovator in food, I am...

Masters in Food Science
Kenya
USD30.0 per hour
An expert in SPSS analysis. Freelance content and article writer with over 7 years experience. Self-drive.

I am a PhD graduate with advanced statistics knowledge. Since my undergraduate level, I have over 7 years experience in writing articles and ac...

Doctor of Philosophy
India
USD50.0 per hour
Food Physics | Sensory science | Design of plant-based beverages

I am experienced Food Science and Chemical Engineering researcher with 6+ years of experience of managing multiple research projects. With an e...

PhD
Spain
USD160.0 per hour
Guiding your solutions from the molecular to the industrial process

More than 20 years experience in separation methods and devices applied to the food industry, liquid wastes reusing and high added value produc...

MSc Microbiology
Sweden
USD40.0 per hour

Experienced Senior Research Fellow with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Microbiology, Techni...

PhD./Microbiology and Biotechnology
Benin
USD30.0 per hour
Researcher in Microbiology(6years), Expert in scientific writing (scientific article, research project, communication).

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Research Unit in Applied Microbiology and Pharmacology of natural substances, Research Laboratory in App...

Postdoc
Canada
USD30.0 per hour
Scientist, Scientific Reviewer and Editor with 6+ years of experience in drug discovery.

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

Doctor of Philosophy
Ireland
USD30.0 per hour
Freelance Scientific writing & Data Analyst in Food science and Horticulture/ Expert in SPSS and JMP

I have a PhD in Food science and a background in horticulture and agriculture. I have a 4 years experience in research and scientific writing. ...

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...

M.S.
United States
USD85.0 per hour

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

Microbiology (MSc.)
United Kingdom
USD0.0 per hour
Microbiologist | SME in BioTechnology, Fermentation, High Throughput, Flavours, Regulatory Testing and Yeast Genetics

I studied Microbology (H. BSc) in University College Cork (U.C.C) where I wrote a review article on the Applications of Phage Therapy as an alt...

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...

Master of Science in Food Science
United States
USD40.0 per hour

An experienced Food Scientist with a focus in Food Safety and Quality Assurance with regard to Food-borne pathogens and antimicrobial agents, N...

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,...

M.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition
United States
USD40.0 per hour
Certified Food Scientist | 5+ years of R&D | Ingredients and Product Innovation

Food Product Development from Ideation to Commercialization, Food Processing, Novel and Non-Thermal Technologies, Business Feasibility Analysis...

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 ...

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.