Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rheologist Job at Kraft

The SOR advertised a position at Kraft Foods through its email list last week.  I looked up the job description at Kraft Foods, and here it is.

The Scientist-Rheology position provides an excellent opportunity to build and apply scientific and rheological expertise to a wide range of leading food products and related food systems in a fast-paced rewarding environment.

Key responsibilities include the following:
•Leverage a strong Rheology and scientific understanding to support various R and D projects for a broad range of food systems
•Apply current and develop new and innovative rheological approaches and understanding to solve practical problems
•Develop and apply a broad physical characterization expertise
•Develop and apply ingredient, formulation and process understanding governing rheology and texture of food systems
•Collaborate across R and D as a cross-functional team member and develop technical leadership
•Communicate effectively technical findings to project team and management - maintain lab notebook, write technical reports and present project summaries
•Build, maintain and leverage strong internal and external network of technical experts

Qualified candidates should possess the following:
•Highly motivated PhD in Engineering or Sciences with a strong proven expertise in Rheology
•1-2 years of postdoctoral or industrial experience will be a plus
•Demonstrated in-depth understanding in two or more of the following areas: Polymer Science, Colloid/Emulsion Sciences, Physical Chemistry, and Process Engineering
•Strong experimental skills, with a talent to apply scientific findings to solve practical problems
•Passion to apply multi-disciplined background to Food Industry
•Excellent interpersonal and project management skills
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Ability to build strong customer/client relationships

Primary Location : NA-US-IL-Glenview

Interestingly, this position cannot be found using my standard keyword search rheolog* on

The job, as advertised, is similar to my job at ConAgra.  (I'm not planning to apply for the job; I'm doing fine at my current position.)

Disclosure: ConAgra competes against Kraft  in a variety of markets.

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