Associate Food Scientist

Blue Apron, Inc. Linden, NJ
ABOUT BLUE APRON

Headquartered in NYC with fulfillment centers in New Jersey, California and Texas, Blue Apron's mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone—from the novice cook just getting started to the experienced chef. With over 300 employees at our corporate headquarters and just over 5,000 at our fulfillment centers, we send millions of meals to customers with all the pre-measured and perfectly proportioned ingredients they need to prepare delicious and healthy meals at home. We introduce our members to new ingredients, flavors, and cooking techniques with seasonally-inspired recipes that are always delicious, fun and easy to prepare. We make fresher, healthier food available at better prices by rethinking the grocery supply chain from the table all the way back to the farm.

WHO'S IN THE KITCHEN:

Blue Apron's Packaging & Innovation Team isresponsible for the physical touch-point of the Blue Apron experience. The teamtackles complex challenges across the organization and is made up of designers,engineers, researchers, food scientists, and strategists. We're a lean, tight-knit,and empathetic bunch

who work collaboratively with other departments at BlueApron to drive our vision for incredible user experiences.

WHAT'S ON THE MENU:

As a key member of the Blue Apron's PackagingInnovation team, the Associate Food Scientist will support execution of alltest methods and lead the shelf life improvement work flow. An ideal candidatewill set up labs, systems and tools for analysis of food and packaginginteraction, and collaborate cross-functionally to deliver a sound and safepackaging system.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

* Support the testingfunction to validate and qualify packaging systems

* Coordinate and preparesamples for all packaging test procedures

* Develop shelf lifetesting protocols for new and existing packaging/food combination systems

* Support R&D functionfor shelf life and quality improvement

* Work with external labsto conduct analytical and accelerated aging tests

* Collaborate with BlueApron's food safety and quality teams to simulate ingredient testing

* Develop tools toquantify shelf life and sensory attributes for packaged food ingredients

* Develop and maintain atechnical library of packaging/food interaction to facilitate packagingselection

* Set up a packaging testlab and maintain related calibration records

* Support testing inmanufacturing plants to scale up concepts tested in the lab

NECESSARY INGREDIENTS:

* BS in Food Science, Nutrition or related field

* Minimum of 1-3 years' experience in CPG food industry with focuson shelf life, test execution and scientific analysis

* Must be flexible to work in late night or early am schedules basedon the need of test start/end schedules

* R&D, culinary or product development experience is a plus

* Ability to comprehend complex technical articles,research papers, or presentations, and apply technical knowledge learned fromsuch sources

* Demonstratestrong analytical, problem solving, organizational and communication skills

* Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and work effectively ina fast-paced environment

Blue Apron LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer