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Chobani Labs Scientist II

Date: Oct 6, 2021

Location: North Brunswick Township, NJ

Company: Chobani

Summary

The purpose of this role is to drive the advancement of our technical agenda leveraging dairy science, nutrition, and technology in the field of ultra-filtration and aseptic milk processing.  This role will have hands-on accountability focused on advancing and enhancing our intellectual property, new market innovations with advanced ingredient technology, novel platforms to leverage filtration technology and next generation capabilities. 

This role is a key member of Chobani Labs and works cross functionally with quality, manufacturing, engineering, and R&D teams.  This role delivers value by pushing new technical frontiers in dairy science, working with current established partners and universities and best-in-class dairy technology firms, and developing a robust set of capabilities across Chobani.
 

Responsibilities

  • Design and development of new products and platforms focused on dairy, health and wellness
  • Work cross functionally and help design and implement processes for filtration systems based on project/company needs 
  • Push boundaries on existing capabilities while managing food safety and quality risks
  • Inform advocacy and regulatory requirements based on science and dairy nutrition know-how
  • Establish effective and efficient systems for managing new ingredients, textures and formats (i.e. particulates, sensitive ingredients, active ingredients)
  • Intersect consumer trends and technology advancements to partner cross-functionally on strategic roadmap of innovations and new platforms while identifying, assessing and mitigating technical risks
     

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or PhD in food and dairy science or related degree
  • 5+ years of progressive leadership in dairy product design and development
  • Proven track record of scaling and commercializing new innovations and capabilities in dairy – hands on lab to scale experience with critical reasoning skills.
  • Working knowledge of product, processing and filling equipment
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Able to demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach to innovation leadership
  • Demonstrated excellence in relationship building, communication and presentation
  • Ability to thrive in fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

About Us

About Us

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all. In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005. We produce yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers, ready-to-drink coffee and plant-based probiotic drinks. Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it’s made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.​

Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer. Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.