Associate Food Scientist - Nutrition - Columbus, OH

West Chester Township, Ohio, us
Company: Abbott
Category: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Published on 2021-06-17 13:31:14

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Associate Food Scientist

Our nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Columbus, OH, currently has an opportunity for a Associate Food Scientist . In Research & Development (R&D) our ambition is providing innovative high-quality products, creating sustainable value, delivering superior user experience and enhancing health outcomes at all stages of life


  • Identify new ingredients and technologies that provide innovative solutions to product development challenges in complex matrices. Evaluating alternate protein sources from plant-based ingredients and real food ingredients in clean label beverages.
  • Conceive, plan, design, and conduct independent research on ingredients, formulations and processes related to the development of nutritional products. Apply advanced scientific knowledge of chemistry, microbiology and engineering to projects. Follow direction provided by project goals and experimental design.
  • Prepare research batches in the pilot plant or on benchtop in a lab. Perform batch calculations, prepare weigh sheets and manufacturing instructions. Coordinate testing. Monitor, organize, and interpret results. Draw conclusions from the analytical results and reformulate or suggest direction for and implement improvements to formulations. Recognize problems and initiate corrective actions. Communicate technical results to project teams. Author summary reports on technical findings.
  • Interact with cross-functional teams, including Supply chain, Process Technology, Analytical, Regulatory, QA, Purchasing, Sensory and Marketing or Sales to ensure products and prototypes meet benchmarks and project criteria.
  • Interact with suppliers, trade organizations, and research organizations seeking new innovative solutions and technologies to address complex formulation challenges


  • B.S. or M.S. in Food Science or Chemical Engineering with preferably one year relevant industry experience.
  • Qualifications

  • Outstanding background in Science and Math. Emphasis on food chemistry, microbiology, engineering, food manufacturing/processing technology, product development and ingredient interactions would be desired.
  • Curiosity, team player, with high energy and desire to achieve results are essential to be successful.
  • Ability to generate and translate innovative concepts into technically feasible and consumer-relevant prototypes and products.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • MISC: There is no relocation offered for this role


    At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer: 

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs 
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match 
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities 
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