|Salary:||£27,000 to £32,332 pa, plus dedicated Personal Development Budget of £5,333|
|Placed On:||18th September 2023|
|Closes:||3rd November 2023|
Salary range: £32,332.00, plus dedicated Personal Development Budget of £5,333
At Growers Garden, we believe in sustainable farming and snacking. We believe passionately that our supply chain should support sustainable working practices, all the way from picking the crop to marketing the product (which we do online… less paper). And above all else, the product should be healthy, food inclusive and taste magnificent. What’s even better – we want you to be a part of it with us.
Growers Garden have partnered with Abertay University through Innovate UK KTP programme and their incredible food scientists to create an NPD technologist role. You’ll be based primarily at Growers Garden, and spend on average one day a week at Abertay. As the KTP associate, you’ll drive our NPD projects forward, you’ll transfer tons of knowledge about ingredient interactions and product quality over to Growers Garden. You’ll foster a culture of innovation, research and development, you’ll engage with internal (staff, management, the board) and external (customers, suppliers, researchers) stakeholders, and you’ll work tirelessly on the creation of new, healthy and exciting snacks. Like the current range, these new snacks will be vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, and make use of ‘wonky’ or under-utilised crop.
What will I be doing?
What you’ll need to succeed
Ideally, you’ll have a Masters or Honours degree in food science or food technology. You’ll be an outstanding communicator and confident when presented with challenges to overcome. You’ll be a natural-born teacher and have solid IT and project management skills. Most importantly, you’ll work extremely well with others at all levels.
Specific knowledge of relevant analytical food science techniques is also an advantage, including HPLC, LCMS or GCMS. Strong practical lab and research skills would be beneficial, and experience of working in a commercial environment post-graduation is highly desirable.
If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system, which can be found at https://www.abertay.ac.uk/discover/work-here/jobs/
Committed to Equal Opportunities
Abertay University is a Scottish Registered Charity,
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