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Food Innovation Technologist (fixed term)

Biosciences, Food, Nutrition & Dietetics

Location:  Sutton Bonington
Salary:  £32,348 to £34,308 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 December 2022
Reference:  SCI510922

Successful applicants for this post will work with the Senior Food Innovation Advisor to deliver innovative and practical solutions, advice and high quality information to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Food and Drink sector to improve their businesses in the context of the ERDF ‘Driving Research & Innovation’ project. The role holder will provide their support to the SMEs based on their knowledge and experience of the Division of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics facilities, knowledge, expertise, students and of global issues in the sector.

As part of a busy, dynamic team, you will need to have a good working knowledge of current market drivers and novel technologies in the food manufacturing sector together with excellent analytical and solution-provision skills – particularly in the specific field of Food Science.

Excellent communication, people management and customer service skills are essential, as is a knowledge of Health and Safety and relevant regulations in the Food Manufacturing sector.

Previous working experience in the food industry new product development or close to business R&D is essential.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Food science OR Food science and Nutrition, OR a Natural science (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Plant, Animal) AND a postgraduate degree in Food Science.

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract until 30 June 2023. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Work patterns may fall between the hours of 08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Richard Worrall, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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