R&D Principal Beverage Scientist

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Location: Valhalla, New York
  • Posted: December 30, 2016
  • Reference ID: 109747BR
Discover ingredients, technologies and insights to enable development of superior taste experience for calorie reduced beverages.

Job Accountabilities:
  • Lead Identification of target ingredients/technologies and validate functionality in model systems
  • Develop technical solutions to mitigate solubility, taste and stability concerns
  • Leverage experimental designs to develop robust sensory and analytical test protocols for new ingredients or components
  • Effectively communicate technical findings through presentations, publications, or patents
  • Effectively protect intellectual property


Qualifications/Requirements

Critical Competencies:

The successful candidate will drive discovery of new ingredients and technologies leveraging the following skills:
  • Strong working knowledge of colloid systems, materials science, and their role in beverage taste, texture and flavor.
  • Ingredient delivery systems and methods to stabilize ingredients across the pH range
  • Analytical and sensory methods to measure texture, mouthfeel, and rheology of beverages
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Strong Problem Solving/Critical thinking skills

Knowledge & Experience:
  • M.S degree in Chemistry or Food Science with 10+ years R&D experience in consumer products industry
  • Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Food Science with 5+ years in Academia or Industry
  • Experience working effectively as a member and contributor in cross functional teams
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Experience and track record with patents and IP strategy
  • Ready to Drink Beverage experience a plus


Relocation Eligible

Eligible for Standard Relocation

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