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USD100.0 per hour
Expert in preparing successful grant proposals and as a science writer

I have a PhD in life sciences and fifteen years of experience in scientific research and the commercialisation of science. As a result, I under...

PhD in Molecular Biotechnology
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USD0.0 per hour
Chemistry of vegetables and fruits, Natural Product Chemistry, Functional foods, Phytochemical analysis, Biological acti...

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

M.Sc. Applied Sciences (by Research)
Malaysia
USD100.0 per hour

My Master and Ph.D. studies focused on the development and production of oil-in-water nanoemulsion to encapsulate plant seed oil (kenaf seed oi...

Ph.D. In Biochemistry
Singapore
USD0.0 per hour
Product Development Manager at RB (MJN)

My research interest of very wide ranging. 1. First and foremost, my main responsibility in Kerry is to develop infant formula and similar pr...

QA/QC in environmental analytical laboratories
Bosnia and Herzegovina
USD0.0 per hour

My research interests are food quality, food safety, human nutrition, toxicology and qualiy management. I have actively participated in two res...

MS, PhD - Food Science
United States
USD175.0 per hour

It was difficult deciding between being a chef and chemist, so when in doubt, select all! Victor became a Food Scientist, a profession where...

Ph. D in Food Science
Spain
USD0.0 per hour

Expert in nutrition and food technology. Broad working knowledge and research experience in functional foods formulation and preservation. Anal...

PhD, Food Science
Canada
USD500.0 per hour

My research interests lie at the interface of food processing, chemical engineering, heat and mass transfer & computational and experimenta...

Masters
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USD75.0 per hour
Scientist at Texas A&M University and Research Consultant for the Allied Health Professions

I have a broad range of experiences in the Health and Exercise Sciences targeting: (1) exercise and sports performance (3) exercise within clin...

MSc Food Production Management
United Kingdom
USD30.0 per hour

I am a current PhD research student in food and nutrition. I am looking at consumer preference as well as food sensory properties. I am interes...

PhD in Food Technology
India
USD90.0 per hour
Food Technologist, Expert in product development, Health foods, R&D,Food preservation, Quality control, HACCP. Havi...

I have PhD Degree in Food Technology and working as Scientist in a reputed organisation. I have 23 years of Experience in Research & D...

Ph.D. in Cereal Chemistry and Crop Science
United States
USD120.0 per hour

Dr. Brady Carter is the Senior Research Scientist at METER Foods, the World Leader in Water Activity Measurement. He specializes in Water Activ...

Bachelor of Science Field Of Study Food Science; Spanish Grade Senior
United States
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Ph.D. Candidate in Food Science with an expertise in Sensory Science, Statistics, Coffee Science, Nutrition, and Consumer Behavior. My work e...

PhD Dairying
India
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Food and Dairy professional with vast experience in Quality, R & D, laboratory and team management, holding PhD Degree in Dairy Microbi...

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...

PhD
Canada
USD0.0 per hour

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USD30.0 per hour

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Ph.D.
Netherlands
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PhD
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USD20.0 per hour

My name is Dr. Camile Castilho Fontelles, I´m a post-doctoral fellow at Georgetown University (Washington, DC, USA). I have a PhD in Scien...

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United Kingdom
USD0.0 per hour

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United States
USD0.0 per hour

Scientific Researcher with expertise in different biological sciences (immunology, cell biology, microbiology, oncology) offers 9+ years of exp...

PhD, Public Health/Epidemiology
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USD175.0 per hour
Dietary supplement expert with extensive statistical and programming experience.

PhD epidemiologist and Registered Dietitian with over 20 years experience formulating, researching, and studying dietary supplements, nutrition...

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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.