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Ph.D - Food Science and Nutrition
India
USD0.0 per hour

I have a Ph.D in Food Science & Nutrition from University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India. Written numerous articles for daily new...

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Food Toxicology
United States
USD150.0 per hour

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

Ph.D Candidate, Food Science & Technology
Greece
USD0.0 per hour

I am an enthusiastic food scientist. I have a wide knowledge regarding all the main sectors of Food Science and Technology and my target is to ...

PH.D (Biology)
United States
USD0.0 per hour

Science/medical writer and editor with a strong background in the life sciences, medicine and nutrition/nutraceuticals, and more than ten years...

MSc
Russian Federation
USD0.0 per hour
Food Biotechnology and Microbiology expert

NSENGUMUREMYI Daniel Food Microbiologist and Biotechnologist I hold a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Applied Biology (option Microbiology)...

Graduate Certificate in Analytical Chemistry
Australia
USD50.0 per hour
Associate at PCI Pharma Services, PhD in Animal Science and Genetics and Masters of Microbiology @University of Tasmania

Successful and self-starting background as a Quality Specialist, Pharmaceutical Researcher in manufacturing processes, biological, microbiologi...

Master's of Science - Food Systems and Society
United States
USD200.0 per hour

Brian Chau is a food scientist, fungal fanatic and charismatic chemist.

Master's Degree in Food Science and Technology
United States
USD30.0 per hour

Food engineer with 4-Year experience in R&D innovation, project management (PM) and consulting, with more than 1000 R&D innovat...

Chemical Engineering Engineer
Poland
USD100.0 per hour
Senior Process Engineer at LG Chem

Biochemistry scientist, Chemical and Process Engineer I am an open-minded, curious and eager person who is always ready to experience somethin...

Master Of Science (Nutrition & Food Science)
United States
USD150.0 per hour

Self-motivated food scientist and product development innovator with over 9 years of relevant experience, education, and related proficiencies....

ServSafe Instructor Proctor Certification
United States
USD60.0 per hour
ServSafe Instructor/Proctor

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HACCP
Canada
USD150.0 per hour

Extensive R&D experience in a wide variety of specialties, including meat, poultry, seafood, seasonings, beverages, ice cream, baked go...

B.S. Food Science
United States
USD100.0 per hour

As a professional Product Development Food Scientist, my main goal is to convert ideas into commercializable product offerings. I use a combin...

Fellowship FIFST
United Kingdom
USD180.0 per hour
Freelance consultant specialising in Food Science & Technology with over 40 years of experience in the industry

Over 44 years of innovative development, process design, packaging & general management experience in the food industry across a broad ...

MS Nutrition Education
United States
USD150.0 per hour
Product Development - CPG I Independent Consultant I Co-Founder Shameless Pets

I am a Nutritionist and CPG Food Product Developer with a successful history of formulating, commercializing, and launching innovative Organic,...

Masters of Science in Food Technology
Saudi Arabia
USD100.0 per hour
International Certified Food Scientist| Certified Food Safety Lead Auditor| MS Food Technology| BSc Nutrition

Member of Institute of food technology USA from 2005 and having more than 15 years experience in the food industry in Lebanon, Kuwait and Saudi...

Biological Sciences with Industrial Biology
United Kingdom
USD70.0 per hour

My main area is product & process development across ambient, chilled & frozen food.

Master of Science, Nutrition Education
United States
USD60.0 per hour
Research and Development Food Scientist

Nutritionist with food science and bakery background. Twelve years of experience in the formulation of batters, breadings, and bakery products.

Bachelors of Science in Food Science and Technology
United States
USD60.0 per hour

B.S in Food Science and Technology with 3+ years in Product Development. My interests and expertise are in snack foods, baked products with an ...

B.Sc.(Biochemistry)
India
USD63.0 per hour
We provides Professional Consultancy to set up Manufacturing Plant for Food,Provides Recipe(Formulation) For Different t...

Any Food Consultancy, To Setup Food Manufacturing Plant, and Recipe As Well As Recipe Enhancement; We Provides Shelf life Solution Of Food Prod...

BSc Food Science
United Kingdom
USD200.0 per hour

I am an innovative food scientist and NPD specialist with a wealth of experience in delivering successful food products to market. I have gaine...

Bachelors of Science - General Agriculture
United States
USD120.0 per hour

My background is in pet food product development and palatants/flavors for pet foods. My schooling was in livestock and dairy technology and gr...

Food Science & Human Nutrition
United States
USD150.0 per hour

Food scientist with multifaceted background in R&D, technical sales, and project management. Brings a unique, combined knowledge of B2B...

M.B.A.
United States
USD45.0 per hour

I am a CPG and QSR food scientist, nutritionist and chef with a wide range of domestic and global development and commercialization experience...

Certificate
United States
USD50.0 per hour
Innovative Research & Development Chef/Food Technologist - with Culinary and Food Science expertise

Certified Culinary Scientist (through The Research Chefs Association) with 10+-years of experience creating food products with high quality sta...

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.