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Research Scientist New Variety Development

Company: Lamb Weston Inc
Location: Richland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary Independently and collaboratively researches, plans and implements schedules, conducts experiments, manages data capture and analysis, creates business case justifications and advancement recommendations that lead to the commercialization of new white, yellow, red-skin, and specialty potatoes, as well as sweet potato varieties.

Job Description

Position Responsibilities:

* Provide technical knowledge to improve field and process quality and reduce raw and processing costs. * Design, coordinate, lead, and execute experimental plans based on crop year time lines and project objectives from seed sourcing to finished fry processing. * Design and lead customer approval strategies to ensure successful new variety commercialization. * Collaborate with university and private potato breeding organizations to identify and procure testing material, timing and volume related milestones. * Provide technical knowledge in the creation and execution of research funding proposals (RFP), research agreements (RA), non-disclosure agreements (NDA), and material transfer agreements (MTA) as directed. * Design, lead, and execute pilot scale processing and evaluation efforts including data capture and analysis. * Build evaluation methods, screening, research tools, and reports to improve processing efficiencies and reduce cost. * Conduct analytical measurements including pH, viscosity, density, salt content, dry matter content, and Lamb Weston and USDA raw and finished quality techniques. * Evaluate new and emerging analytical technologies, methods, and equipment. * Provide technical experience to support and conduct sensory testing using degree of difference, hedonic, consumer liking, and descriptive analysis sensory techniques. * Make recommendations for subsequent research, variety benefits or shortfalls, special process and/or handling requirements, and grower playbooks to enhance variety outcomes in field and production. * Collaborate with, reconcile,

Keywords: Lamb Weston Inc, Richland , Research Scientist New Variety Development, Other , Richland, Washington

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