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Job Description

Food Scientist will research and develop a wide range of foods and food related products to make sure they are safe and fit for human consumption. They will develop new ingredients, test the quality of the products, make sure labelling is correct and shows the nutritional value. They will also explore alternative manufacturing methods.

Entry Requirements

A degree in an appropriate subject such as food science/technology, food/chemical engineering, biochemistry, nutrition, microbiology or chemistry will normally be required.  Entry without a degree may be possible by starting as a technician and working your way up.

Required Skills

  • An innovative approach to researching new products
  • Good analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good concentration levels
  • Strong IT skills

Starting Salary

£20,000 to £26,000

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