Applications Scientist
MGP Ingredients, Inc. - Atchison, KS

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Provide the Ingredient Segment with research, applications and technical support in order to grow the portfolio of value-added starch, protein and fiber ingredients, boost sales and accomplish operational improvements.
  • Conduct bench-top and pilot-scale research
  • Assess the functionality and performance of ingredients in a variety of food and beverage products
  • Provide technical support to deliver unique solutions to customers.
  • Assist in training of MGP staff and brokers/distributors to increase knowledge of specialty ingredients, including seminar presentations to in-house staff, scientific organizations and customers
  • Required Skills
    • Ph.D. in Grain Science, Cereal Chemistry or Food Science
    • Strong knowledge of wet chemistry and biochemistry (chemical reactions/modifications, enzymology, starch chemistry, protein chemistry, fiber chemistry, lipid chemistry)
    • Proficient in instrumental techniques for qualitative and quantitative analysis (spectroscopy, chromatography, calorimetry, microscopy, texture profile, electrophoresis, rheology, X-ray diffractometry)
    • Knowledge of ingredient applications and performance in bakery, pasta, noodle, breakfast cereal, snack and other
    Required Experience
    • 1 or more years of experience conducting bench-top or pilot-type research in academic, government and/or food industry laboratories in the area of starch, protein, lipid and fiber from grain, pulses, oilseeds and other plants.
    • Experience in providing technical support and building relationships with internal and external customers
    • Excellent verbal/written communication and computer skills (Microsoft Office, etc.)

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