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R&D [Mad] Scientist

You want to create radically innovative food products for a startup revolutionizing the pet food industry and tackling the global food security challenges of tomorrow? Wilder & Harrier is on the lookout for a top-notch R&D scientist to join its team and exciting work environment. The R&D Scientist will be responsible for new product development projects. If you love working on food products that can reshape an entire industry and want some serious experience under exponential growth conditions, this is it. At W&H, the best idea always wins. We empower our team to find creative solutions to difficult problems.


What we believe in and what we are:

  • We value disruptive thinking
  • We have a social and sustainable purpose
  • We value learning by doing
  • We endlessly seek out new information, resources and market development
  • We are always looking forward for future projects
  • We value personal strengths and uniqueness of every member
  • We are independent
  • We test and rapidly iterate
  • We value collaboration and always seek people or resources that enhance our capabilities
  • We dream BIG


Where you will make a difference:

  • Experiment with radically innovative and bold potential new products at our partner R&D facility 
  • Develop and implement new product launches from concept to commercialization through a strong understanding of our customers, market and trends
  • Ensure new products adhere to regulatory & legal requirements, and help identify areas for intellectual property potential
  • Conduct appropriate testing, gather and analyze data, and develop recommendations based on findings
  • Assist in packaging innovation
  • Specification development and accuracy
  • Working with suppliers to update specifications
  • Identify issues with shelf life and ensure food safety and quality requirements are met
  • Bring vision and inspire customers
  • Help build a company that will revolutionize the food industry globally


What you have:

  • Grit
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • Education in Food Engineering/Science or equivalent
  • Strong understanding and experience in product development process
  • Strong organizational and team player skills
  • Driven to stay focused, diligent, and keep a cool head under pressure
  • Strong bias for action
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and ambiguous environment
  • Ability to forecast trends and new ingredients introductions
  • Great understanding of sustainable development concepts
  • Not afraid to propose and defend uncommon and bold ideas within the team
  • Curiosity and openness to diverse fields of interests
  • Aptitude to learn by testing and experimenting


Interested? Get in touch with us or join us for coffee in the Mile-End!