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R&D Bakery Scientist

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: Twin Falls, ID, ID, US

Company: Glanbia

R&D Scientist -Bakery



Reports To:         Research Manager - Bakery

Department:      Research and Development

Location:             Exempt

Exempt Status:  Twin Falls, ID


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our bakery portfolio centers around dairy and plant based nutritional ingredients, clean label dough conditioners, natural mold inhibitors, gluten free solutions, bakery mixes and bases for the baked goods industry. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, bakery, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels, and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.




This position is a bakery research scientist working in the Glanbia bakery lab to support a variety of collaborative and innovation projects in the bakery business.  People in this position will perform new applications development, new ingredient product development, process enhancement and technical support for internal groups and external customers.





  • New product development of bakery ingredient solutions utilizing specialty grains, dairy and plant-based proteins, dough conditioners, mold inhibitors, enzyme solutions, gluten-free and egg-free systems, etc.
  • New product development of bakery applications including cakes, donuts, muffins, breads, tortillas, cookies, crackers.
  • Research and review scientific literature and patents to design potential bakery solutions.
  • Plan and design robust experiments that can be statistically analyzed and stand up under scientific scrutiny.
  • Write reports in a clear, concise, and meaningful way including interpretation of results and scientific data.
  • Work with suppliers and contract manufactures as needed in developing processes and new ingredients.
  • Develop presentations trainings to present at conferences, meetings, trade shows, and customer visits.
  • Take applications and bakery ingredient formulations from bench-top to pilot scale production.
  • Provide technical assistance and support on customer-based projects.
  • Interface with R&D, quality, and business development teams for commercialization of projects within the realm of responsibility.
  • Provide technical support to scale up commercial and collaborative opportunities at external plants.
  • Write internal specifications and application sheets.
  • Operate equipment in our pilot plant creating a more efficient R&D operation.


Additional Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work space.




  • Master's degree with 1-3 years related experience; OR Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years related experience and/or training.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to sales, marketing, and business development teams.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, nutrition database activity, formulation software, word processing, PowerPoint, spreadsheets, graphics, etc.              
  • Ability to apply fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 
  • Ability to apply basic algebra and geometry to practical situations.
  • Must have ability to deal with Excel equations formulas and graphs.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects.
  • Ability to use and learn how to operate laboratory instruments including texture analyzer, pH meter, moisture analyzer, balances, water activity meter, Farinograph, Rheometer, Bostwick, PK Blender, mill.
  • Must have acumen for bakery and food processing.




Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Involves light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive/technical nature.

Typical Environmental Conditions


  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic).
  • May be exposed to humidity, intense heat, and toxic chemicals.
  • May work in areas with mechanical moving parts.



  • Limited overnight travel (15%) by land and/or air.


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.




Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls