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Food Science Intern

Livermore, CA, United States of America
Job Reference JR0073936
Professional Areas Other
Function Trading
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 0 - 3
Start date 2024-05-13

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. For 170 years, we have sourced agricultural products where they are grown, and transported and transformed them for customers and consumers around the world, working with a wide range of trusted partners – from smallholder farmers to global organizations.

Today, we help feed and clothe more than 500 million people each year with goods as varied as cereals, oilseeds, coffee and cotton. We do so with passion and the purpose to create fair and sustainable value, for the benefit of current and future generations.

LDC’s recently formed plant protein business unit R&D group is looking for a Food Science Assistant / Technician to work with the Application team on characterization of food ingredients and development of plant-based food and beverage products.

 

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Understand and execute tasks as directed and as laid out in standard operating procedures.
  • Conduct experiments to characterize and evaluate functionality of protein and other food ingredients.
  • Support food and beverage product development in the kitchen.
  • Ensure all the results are reported in quality and timely manner.
  • Carry out basic troubleshooting of used equipment.
  • Keep order and hygiene in all areas.
  • Practice LDC’s safety standards at all times.

 

Role requirements:

  • A genuine desire to work in plant-based ingredients and food space.
  • Capacity to work independently within defined experimental frame.
  • Basic laboratory experience.
  • Knowledge in protein /food chemistry/nutrition is a plus.
  • Knowledge in protein functionality and its use in packaged food and beverage products is a plus.
  • Product development experience is desirable but not a requirement.
  • Problem-solving, time-management and organizational skills.
  • Adaptability and accountability.
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail.
  • Analytical mindset with proven ability to gather, interpret and synthesize large volumes of data.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as an individual or collaborate as part of a team.

Education:  

  • Pursing bachelor’s degree in food science, food technology, nutrition, chemistry, biology, or relevant field.
  • Hands on experience in a lab or research kitchen is a plus.

 

Languages:

  • Written and verbal English language proficiency.

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards

Diversity is part of our DNA. LDC strives to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where people can thrive regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background.

 

 

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us.

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.


Job Description

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. For 170 years, we have sourced agricultural products where they are grown, and transported and transformed them for customers and consumers around the world, working with a wide range of trusted partners – from smallholder farmers to global organizations.

Today, we help feed and clothe more than 500 million people each year with goods as varied as cereals, oilseeds, coffee and cotton. We do so with passion and the purpose to create fair and sustainable value, for the benefit of current and future generations.

LDC’s recently formed plant protein business unit R&D group is looking for a Food Science Assistant / Technician to work with the Application team on characterization of food ingredients and development of plant-based food and beverage products.

 

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Understand and execute tasks as directed and as laid out in standard operating procedures.
  • Conduct experiments to characterize and evaluate functionality of protein and other food ingredients.
  • Support food and beverage product development in the kitchen.
  • Ensure all the results are reported in quality and timely manner.
  • Carry out basic troubleshooting of used equipment.
  • Keep order and hygiene in all areas.
  • Practice LDC’s safety standards at all times.

 

Role requirements:

  • A genuine desire to work in plant-based ingredients and food space.
  • Capacity to work independently within defined experimental frame.
  • Basic laboratory experience.
  • Knowledge in protein /food chemistry/nutrition is a plus.
  • Knowledge in protein functionality and its use in packaged food and beverage products is a plus.
  • Product development experience is desirable but not a requirement.
  • Problem-solving, time-management and organizational skills.
  • Adaptability and accountability.
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail.
  • Analytical mindset with proven ability to gather, interpret and synthesize large volumes of data.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as an individual or collaborate as part of a team.

Experience

Education:  

  • Pursing bachelor’s degree in food science, food technology, nutrition, chemistry, biology, or relevant field.
  • Hands on experience in a lab or research kitchen is a plus.

 

Languages:

  • Written and verbal English language proficiency.

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards

Diversity is part of our DNA. LDC strives to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where people can thrive regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background.

 

 

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us.


Additional Information

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us