Researcher - Emerging Technology (BBBH14521) Plano, Texas

The mission of our client is to be the world's premier consumer Products Company focused on convenient foods and beverages. They seek to provide opportunities for growth and enrichment to our employees, our business partners and the communities in which they operate. And in everything they do, they strive for honesty, fairness and integrity.

Job Description

  • This role requires someone who can understand the fundamental science and combine that with a creative imagination and a strong sense of curiosity.
  • The scope includes both the search for new technologies and cross-industry capabilities for potential reapplication in the food area and then the initial evaluation effort.
  • The research will involve strong collaborative efforts with both company scientists and engineers and external experts in a fast-pace industrial laboratory setting.
  • The position can range from 12-18 months, and is located in Plano, TX.


Skill Sets Required:

  • Food Science
  • MS Office
  • Testing


Required Qualifications

  • Connect with and leverage multiple sources to efficiently and effectively scan the globe for potential technologies, considering universities, companies, consortiums, publications, patents, individual entrepreneurs, crowd sourcing, technology incubators, etc. Establish a good working relationship with these to yield solid leads on new technologies.
  • Locate possible technologies that are of interest for at least one of the company’s businesses and perform proof of principle testing to provide a point of view on whether to pursue a more depth research program.
  • Lead further internal investigation and testing of any technology brought into the company.
  • Ph.D. degree (or B.S. degree and 20+ years’ experience) in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, or Food Engineering or related fields is required.
  • Extensive university network (prior experience working with a national laboratory preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills for both written documentation of testing and oral presentations to team to assist in the decision to bring technologies to the company.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • PREFERRED SKILLS - Nice to Haves - Experience with statistical design of experiments (Minitab or R preferred)
  • Experience with computational and numerical simulation preferred (Ansys/Fluent and COMSOL software experience preferred)
  • 25% travel involved


Approx. Duration: 11 months

About Hired By Matrix

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Hired by Matrix, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.