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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
Science Meets Food | Scientific Writer | Food Scientist

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

Ph.D. Kinesiology
United States
USD50.0 per hour
Research Scientist at Metabolic Technologies, Inc.

I’m an exercise physiology researcher with broad expertise ranging from applied human physiology to molecular biology mechanisms. I have experi...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MPhil in Materials Chemistry
United Kingdom
USD20.0 per hour

An experienced Scientist-Entrepreneur, A forward-thinking, proactive scientist who leads groundbreaking research on designing advanced material...

Ph.D.
United States
USD95.0 per hour
Experienced Research Scientist with expertise in the Health Sciences, including Nutrition, Neuroscience and Genomics.

I am a highly motivated Ph.D. scientist with over 12 years of combined experience in academia and industry. My fields of expertise are nutritio...

Biology and Chemistry
United States
USD135.0 per hour
A proper launch takes time. Only truly interested please contact me.

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 ...

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...

Food Science, chemistry and business
Ireland
USD200.0 per hour
Food innovation consultants

CyberColloids, founded in 2002, is a unique independent organisation devoted to bringing innovation to research for both industry-based and aca...

Master of Science (M.S.), Biochemistry
Mexico
USD19.0 per hour
Biochemist and biologist specialized in high tech development

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

PhD Food Science
United States
USD150.0 per hour

Senior R&D leader with progressive technical, business and leadership experience at Nestle, Mead Johnson, Abbott and start up companies...

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)...

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...

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...

Masters
United States
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...

Bachelor of Science Field Of Study Food Science; Spanish Grade Senior
United States
USD60.0 per hour
Postdoctoral Food and Sensory Scientist - Experienced in applied nutrition and specialty coffee research

Postdoctoral Food and Sensory Scientist - Experienced in applied nutrition and specialty coffee research My work experience and full profile c...

M.S.
United States
USD85.0 per hour

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

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...

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...

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 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...

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.