Associate Food Scientist

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

Build your career at ConAgra Foods.  At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-paced workplace.

Under direct supervision, researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products from conception through successful commercialization. Follows established protocols and work plans. Formulates and innovates new products to meet customers’ demands and reformulates existing products to improve quality and/or margins. This position will be located in various geographic locations.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and innovate new products or line extensions on the assigned team
  • Independently design, plan and execute project experiments.
  • Interpret experimental results and implement next steps.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of pilot plant and commercial scale processes and equipment.
  • Generate raw material, manufacturing and finished product specifications utilizing on-line specification system.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to accomplish project objectives.
  • Contact external industry experts to obtain and present technical information to the R&D organization that can be applied to projects.
  • Organize and lead project presentations to brand management and R&D senior leadership.
  • Maintain awareness of current technical trends and identify and implement technologies that can be applied to increase profitability and/or cost savings.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely completion of project objectives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Drive innovation and creativity within brand group by bringing new ideas and prototypes for team review.
  • Sporadic to frequent travel, including flying to all parts of the U.S., possibly overseas, and driving a company or rental automobile 4 to 6 hours as needed.

Position Qualifications:                                                            

  • BS in Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 1year work experience
  • MS in Food Science or related field plus up to 1 year relevant work experience preferred. Related fields include Nutrition, Food Chemistry, Food Engineering or Culinary.
  • Experience in Product Development in a Food Company preferred.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Sound communication (both verbal and nonverbal) skills
  • Must possess high learning agility
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
  • May travel up to 40% of time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible CAG representative.


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ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Research and Development

To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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