Food Scientist
Job Details

The Food Scientist position within the R&D department at Health-Ade Kombucha will play a key role in industry leading R&D in fermented beverages. A vital part of the role also involves collaboration with team members. The position offers a broad scope to contribute and learn in a fast-paced and growing company. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors’ in Food Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related fields with at least 2 years’ industry experience. Beverage and/or juice experience a plus. A solid technical skillset in at least one of the following areas is vital: fermentation, food science, instrumental analyses, formulation, biochemistry, and microbiology. Non-technical, but vital skills needed to be successful in this position are: Organizing ability, multi-tasking, attention to detail, and effectiveness in communication.

The essential job duties include:

  • Report to the Director of R&D
  • Bench-top formulation of new products and test samples on fermentation samples
  • Instrumental methods of analysis and sensory testing
  • New product development and product improvement activities
  • Trouble shoot production and quality issues
  • Maintain the in-house testing equipment through periodic maintenance and calibrations.
  • Qualify ingredients and vendors for regulatory compliance
  • Run stability testing on current and new products
  • Support the sensory testing and new flavor development program
  • Perform statistical methods of analyses on data and report the findings
  • Organize data and present experimental results periodically
  • Assist in developing SOPs and technology transfer documents to production and QC
  • Inventory management of laboratory supplies, samples, and R&D ingredients
  • Ship and receive samples from and to 3rd party, update direct report with status changes
  • Medium physical work, lifting to 25 lbs. occasionally
  • Adhere to all site safety regulations and rules


  • Familiarity with lab equipment (pH meter, Brix meter, centrifuge, analytical balance, etc.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Organized, diligent, hard-working mindset

Health-Ade’s mission is to help everyone live their happiest and healthiest life. We authentically celebrate and value diversity, equality, inclusion, and belongingness. As a whole-heartedly committed equal opportunity employer, we remain true to our mission by ensuring that differences are embraced and celebrated.