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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 15, 2021
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  • Darkpore Media Africa is a multi-media and marketing firm building media solutions to development challenges across Africa. We are the audience company enabling visionary organizations reach and engage African communities through a combination of traditional and emerging media solutions.
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    Food Scientist

    Title: Food Scientist [Project R&D Guide]

    Reports to: Project Team Lead- FoodNerve Project
    Type: Full-Time, up to 60 hours per week
    Location: SouthWest Nigeria

    Who We Want:
    Darkpore Media Africa seeks a dynamic and responsible Food Scientist to primarily support due diligence planning and research for a wide range of unique food projects. Working directly with the FoodNerve Project team, the Food Scientist [Project R&D Guide] in his/her primary role, supports a wide range of unique food research projects by handling the research, publication reviews, materials sourcing and bioprocess considerations  required for project design and delivery. He/she must prioritize food project planning, supervise technical design, anticipate project needs, and  skillfully manage project research meetings/ online calls.

    He/She will serve as the primary point of contact for internal research sites and external relationships; and as a liaison to the FoodNerve teams. The ideal individual must be proactive, possessing a strong sense of urgency, with attention to detail. He/She must exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong scientific writing and verbal communication, research and project planning skills.

    What You’ll Do:

    • Primary Roles-  Due Diligence on Project Research
    • Clarifying food research design and bio-process considerations.
    • Formulation (protein selection, plant based fats, flavoring, binders and cell-culture  ingredients.
    • Utilizing formulation software to create and update formulations.
    • Protein sourcing and characterization.
    •  Research Key ingredients isolation and functionalization.
    • Research Processing (Dehydration, extrusion, moulding/folding, shear cell technology, in-line monitoring, software and sensors).
    • Selection of technology types and optimization of moving parts
    • Recording, analyzing and summarizing research data.

    Secondary Roles- Project Liaison

    • Evaluating the nutritional value, color, flavor and texture of food with external labs.
    • Investigating and setting standards for safety and quality.
    • Ensuring that food manufacturing processes conform with government, processing, consumer and industry standards.
    • Study structure and composition of food, and the changes foods undergo in storage and processing.
    • Testing samples for particular types of moulds, yeast and bacteria that may be harmful.
    • Establishing low-cost wholesale food production methods.
    • Coordinating independent laboratory testing.
    • Working on new products from conceptualization to launch and exploring alternative manufacturing methods.
    • Assembling information for  projects design, strategic planning and presentations.
    • Participate in research meetings to track key action items, prepare and transmit memos of follow-up plans.
    • Handle phone and email inquiries by responding appropriately.
    •  Co-ordinate onboarding of researchers and technical staff into research design, processes,and technologies.
    • Professionally communicate on the project team’s behalf with critical external partners.

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