R & D Scientist I

Date: 11 Apr 2024

Location: Twin Falls, ID, US, 83301

Company: Glanbia

Research and Development Scientist




Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey 


The Opportunity 


The R&D Scientist will develop products/processes to enhance current products, derive new products and commercialize both for value addition to the business. This position will be an application and processing scientist working with a variety of protein and non-protein ingredients and processes. This permanent position will report to the Research Manager.


  • 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
  • Understand clinical research design and how to read clinical research
  • 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
  • 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
  • Take food and supplement formulations from bench-top to pilot plant scale 



The Skills you will bring to the team 

  • Must possess a Bachelor of Science degree (B. S.) in related field, Masters preferred.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Have the ability to review, interpret and write reviews of published research.
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds.



If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply! 


Where and how you will work 

The opportunity will be based in Twin Falls, Idaho.


What we would like to offer you! 

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K. 


About Glanbia 

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide. 


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, 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 celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more. 

Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls