Food Scientist

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Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,300 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS specializes in high quality biotech products that promote people's health. We are th global leader in Cyclodextrins.At our Ann Arbor site, we are currently looking for a ​Food Scientist​ to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

This position, based in North American Head Quarters and Innovation Center, will require understanding of basic food chemistry, food processing, and basic sensory evaluation techniques. Experience working in commercial food production facility or product development laboratory setting would be a plus. This role is responsible to ensure business development for core products (CAVAMAX, Cavacurmin, CavaQ10, HTEssence etc.) and technologies (complexation, encapsulation, etc.) by learning, exploring, and researching the basic functionality of the core products and developing various applications in food and dietary supplement space.

  • Research and Development: Conduct basic research to develop/explore functionality of Wacker-Bioingredients products and its technology. Document work per Wacker protocols and present update at R&D meeting. Identify new opportunities for existing and new products and applications in food and dietary supplement space. Support production to resolve any technical issues
  • Sales and Technical Support: Help promote Wacker Biosolutions business by developing proof of concept products for sales and marketing. Direct interface with sales, marketing, quality, supply chain to promote Wacker products and technology. Participate in customer call and customer visit as appropriate
  • Sales and Business Development Support: Participate in training new and existing sales managers, distribution centers, about new applications and/or technologies. Help marketing and product team to develop technical presentations and technical data sheet for Wacker product. Support sales managers by product sampling and recipe development.
  • Continuous Improvement: Improve knowledge of food ingredients and food science through professional courses, self-study, webinars, etc. Attend course(s) and meetings identified by management


  • Minimum BS in Food Science, Food Technology, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related subjects.
  • Minimum 9 years of experience with at least 2 years of  experience working with a CPG company or R&D center
  • Food product development experience preferred
  • Experience working with Spray dryer, encapsulation, and complexation is plus
  • Basic understanding of analytical techniques and instrumentation such as HPLC and spectroscopy
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Requires good written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with all levels.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities.
  • Positive, proactive approach to drive assignments/tasks to completion.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit