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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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Meghan Buchert

A proper launch takes time. Only truly interested please contact me.
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$135.00/hr
Biology and Chemistry
United States

Independent Consultant. In some cases, I'll submit a $1 (free) proposal and request a conversation. We can discuss for 10 mins free and I ...

$135.00/hr
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Loughlin Gethins

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

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...

Dr. Raphaëlle O'Connor, Ph.D.

Clean food science & technology to nourish the world sustainably. Food entrepreneur & consultant. Global Project...
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$150.00/hr
Venture Programme - Kemmy Business school, Business Start-Up
Ireland

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

$150.00/hr
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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. 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...

$200.00/hr
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Abigail Steiner

Food Scientist- Product and Recipe Developer
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$75.00/hr
Food Science: Food Chemistry
United States

Product Development Food Scientist with over 8 years of experience in the food industry. I have developed products for restaurant chains, larg...

$75.00/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...

$100.00/hr
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Doctor of Philosophy
United Kingdom

An accomplished consultant to the food and pharmaceutical industry offering outstanding presentation, communication and team management skills....

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...

Dennis Saningo

An expert in SPSS analysis. Freelance content and article writer with over 7 years experience. Self-drive.
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$30.00/hr
Masters in Food Science
Kenya

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

$30.00/hr
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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...

$85.00/hr
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Dr. Mukta Weiss, PhD

Principal consultant, Weiss Communications
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$70.00/hr
PhD
Australia

* Ten years of writing experience in molecular biology, protein chemistry, cell biology and microscopy across three countries. * Six years of s...

$70.00/hr
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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...

$250.00/hr
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Doctorate
India
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$15.00/hr

I am PhD Food Technologist whose area of work had been into product development of cereals, pulses and Oilseeds. I am presently working as a Qu...

$15.00/hr
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Dr. Piyali Chakraborty, PhD

Food Physics | Sensory science | Design of plant-based beverages
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$50.00/hr
Doctor of Philosophy
India

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

$50.00/hr
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Doctorate
India
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$30.00/hr

More than 15+ years of work experience in multinationals Food/Beverage and Biotechnology companies/Institute (R & D, Analytical, QA /QC...

$30.00/hr
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Dr. Diana Laura Martinez de Castro Jimenez

Biochemist and biologist specialized in high tech development
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$19.00/hr
Master of Science (M.S.), Biochemistry
Mexico

I am a biochemist and biologist specialized in high tech development. I have applied my knowledge for food and cosmetic shelf-life tests also ...

$19.00/hr
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Dr. Alvin Loo

Product Development Manager at RB (MJN)
Ph.D. In Biochemistry
Singapore

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

Dr. Tatiana Zilberter

Expert consultant | Health | Risk factors | Prevention | Anti-aging | Integrative medicine | Lifestyle
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$100.00/hr
Continuing education: energy efficiency in children and elderly with special needs
France

*Expert in metabolism and nutrition. *Research collaborator Inserm UMR1106 Metabolism and Neuroprotection Group, Marseille, France; 2010 - Pres...

$100.00/hr
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Dr. Kostas Papoutsis

Freelance Scientific writing & Data Analyst in Food science and Horticulture/ Expert in SPSS and JMP
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$30.00/hr
Doctor of Philosophy
Ireland

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. ...

$30.00/hr
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Dr. Nurul Ahmad

Food microbiologist
Ph.D. in Food Science
Malaysia

Maintaining a high standard of food safety and quality is a wholesome sense of responsibility of food producers. Since foods have to pass a div...

Dr. Yakindra Timilsena

Qualified food scientist and academics with 20 years of experience in Food Chemistry, Food Rheology and Food Analysis
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$40.00/hr
Doctoral student
Australia

Managing Director Centre for Food and Nutrition Studies (CFNS) Clayton VIC 3168

$40.00/hr
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M.Sc. Applied Sciences (by Research)
Malaysia
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$100.00/hr

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...

$100.00/hr
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MS, PhD - Food Science
United States
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$175.00/hr

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

$175.00/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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