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Microbiology
United States
USD0.0 per hour

I am a trained microbiologist and business owner, specializing in scholarly writing in areas from microbial ecology, and biotechnology all the ...

Food Science and Technology Bachelor
Argentina
USD0.0 per hour

Food Science Bachelor interested and experienced in food labelling compliance for Latin America, Europe, Canada and US, including mandatory lab...

Licentiate degree, Chemical engineering
Venezuela
USD30.0 per hour
Chemical Engineer, area in petroleum and petrochemical, with experiences in surfactants and food.

Hello, I am an independent professional with six years of experience as a chemical engineer with a specialty in petroleum and petrochemical, I ...

BS Food Technology
Philippines
USD0.0 per hour

I have knowledge and skills in innovating and creating new product line that our consumer can gain to have an easier life style. I'am Janua...

Master of Science in Sustainable Food Manufacturing Management
India
USD80.0 per hour

Experienced research & development and quality assurance professional with a demonstrated history of working in the gherkin pickle indu...

Master of Philosophy in Chemistry
United Kingdom
USD0.0 per hour

Enthusiastic and passionate Scientist with more than five years of experience. I address the global challenges of creating nanotechnology-based...

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
United Kingdom
USD0.0 per hour

Anne Betty graduated with a bachelor’s honours degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Bradford; and is both a Registered Nutritio...

BS - Food Science & Technology / Analytical Chemistry
United States
USD135.0 per hour

I'm a seasoned coffee scientist with extensive experience in bridging analytical chemistry with coffee science. I began my career as a R&am...

Master of Halal Products Science
United States
USD0.0 per hour

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...

Food Science & Technology
United States
USD100.0 per hour
Certified Food Scientist

I am an articulate communicator with an aptitude to interact with manufacturing, engineering, purchasing, and quality teams to achieve business...

Bachelor of Science in Food Science
United States
USD50.0 per hour

Food Scientist with extensive and diversified experience in multiple food technologies and product types working for global food companies. Re...

Master of Applied Clinical Nutrition
United States
USD45.0 per hour

My main interest lies in researching and writing about epigenetics, and how all of the external factors around us influence our health in one w...

Food Science BSc
United Kingdom
USD25.0 per hour

My research interests lie within the Fresh Produce and Food Industry. I completed a BSc of Food Science degree in Dublin and have since been wo...

MSc Biotechnology
United Kingdom
USD0.0 per hour

Highly motivated professional, with more than 14 years of experience in R&D roles within food industry. Experienced in new product and ...

Masters of Science- Food Science and Bioprocessing
United States
USD40.0 per hour
R&D Scientist at Ardent Mills

I have extensive knowledge of wheat milling and bakery applications. I have an interest in protein and funtional foods. My previous projects in...

Nutrition and Food Scientist
United States
USD30.0 per hour
Passionate Food Scientist with extensive experience in developing and commercializing Sauces and Frozen Meals

Passionate Food Scientist with extensive experience in developing and commercializing Sauces and Frozen Meals. Linked in website: https://www.l...

European Food Safety Legislation certificate
Mexico
USD175.0 per hour

Food Engineer with over 9 years of experience as Operations/logistics Executive in different areas of the Flavor industry, including but not li...

Masters in Food and Bio Science
India
USD50.0 per hour
Food and Bio Scientist

Food and Bio Scientist

Italy
USD0.0 per hour

Chemical Analyst with expertise in food, beverages and natural extracts chemical analyses. Main instrumental techniques used are UV-Vis spectr...

MSc Dietetics
United Kingdom
USD30.0 per hour

Having worked as a Dietitian within the NHS I have a strong interest in the field of nutrition and health, and also have experience of working ...

Bachelors of Science
Australia
USD0.0 per hour

I have an undergraduate with Honours degree of highest distinction in Science. I also worked in tertiary education as a research officer in the...

Project Management
Argentina
USD70.0 per hour

MBA & Biotechnologist. More than 7 years of industry experience in Precision Medicine, from the bench to R&D project managemen...

MS Food Science
United States
USD100.0 per hour

An Experienced Manager/Food Scientist with diverse product development innovation experience in US & International settings. Having wo...

Brunei Darussalam
USD0.0 per hour

Dr. Minhaz Uddin Ahmed is a Senior Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Biotechnology at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). He ...

Guadeloupe
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Passionate about food, I have got a very rich and diverse experience in the area of food product and process development. I mainly worked on fr...

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.