Research & Development:
Investigation and analysis of food composition and functionality. Understanding and improvement of food systems - formulations, quality, nutrition, sensory science and processing.
Qualifications and competencies required:
A relevant tertiary qualification (for example):
B. Technology (Food),
B. Consumer & Applied Science,
Bachelor of Science (Food Science and Human Nutrition) .
Innovative, good communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, project management skills, familiarity with relevant food legislation, and familiarity with relevant systems and software.
Mid career salary:
Food scientists are currently in short supply in New Zealand, so job prospects are excellent.
Your career path can lead into R&D management, technical management, consumer research, general management.
Typical companies to work for:
Plant & Food Research
Universities - Auckland, AUT, Lincoln, Massey, Otago, Waikato.