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R&D Scientist I

Date: 09-Mar-2023

Location: Twin Falls, ID, US, 83301

Company: Glanbia

R&D Scientist



Location: Twin Falls, ID


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, 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 research scientist working at the bench and pilot plant to support the development strategy of the business.  People in this position will develop products/processes to enhance current products, derive new products and commercialize both for value addition to the business. 



  • Develop laboratory/bench-top chemical, application and/or clinical analyses
  • Operate and troubleshot instruments and pilot equipment in our laboratories creating a more efficient R&D operations
  • Review scientific literature and pull together potential solutions based on prior work.
  • Understanding of Human Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • Write reports in a clear, concise and meaningful way including interpretation of scientific data
  • Make presentations to sales, market, and business development personnel
  • Limited customer support and visits with a sales rep to give technical assistance to customer-based projects
  • Interface with R&D and BD teams for commercialization of projects within the realm of responsibility
  • Operate and troubleshoot instruments and pilot equipment in the labs for more efficient R&D operations
  • Plan and design robust experiments (experimental design) that can be statistically analyzed and stand up under scientific scrutiny
  • Make technical presentations at conferences, meetings, trade shows, and customer visits
  • Take food and supplement formulations from bench-top to pilot plant scale
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill




Education, Training:

  • We are looking for someone who is passionate about ingredient/product development. A bachelor’s Degree is required, we would also encourage any Masters and PHD candidates to apply


Knowledge, Skills, Competencies:

  • 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, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Ability to apply fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  Must also have ability to apply basic algebra and geometry to practical situations.
  • Must have ability to deal with equations formulas and graphs.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects.
  • Must be able to use laboratory instruments such as texture analysis, pH meters, balances, autoclave, water activity meter and thermocouples.
  • Must have some acumen for food and supplement processing.



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.

Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls