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Lead Scientist – St. Louis, MO


  • The Lead Scientist is responsible for safety within the Application Development laboratory.
  • Holds direct reports accountable to safe work practices, with a goal of zero injuries within the lab. Demonstrates behavior of a safety leader.
  • Responsible for leading all technical activity of a project evaluating products within applications including new products, current products, and competitive ingredient samples.
  • Provide sales with technical expertise needed to work closely with customers.
  • Direct the Project Leaders (Applications Technologists, Food Scientists, Food Techs) to use and maintain all lab equipment as necessary.
  • Ensure projects are completed, well documented, and communicate results.
  • $100K-$120K. Relocation provided.


  • The Lead Scientist will have a BS or MS degree in Food Science or related discipline.
  • 5+ years of related technical service / research and development experience, including working directly with sales and customers. Beverage applications development a big plus.
  • Application Development experience in the health and nutrition / food ingredient industry and ideally industrial Bakery products.
  • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of products, formulations, and current nutritional and health trends.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. and have a stable work history. Sponsorship is not available.


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