Medifast, Inc.

  • Product Development Intern

    Job Location US-MD-Owings Mills
    Job ID
    2018-2921
    Job Category
    Scientific Research
    Type
    Intern
  • Overview

    Imagine going to work every day knowing that you’re helping to change someone’s life for the better.  How would that make you feel?  If you answered… amazing, then a career at Medifast might be a perfect fit for you!

     

    We’re looking for talented, driven individuals who are looking to pursue a rewarding career in the health and wellness industry.  If you’re passionate about helping people, changing lives and making a difference, we encourage you to review our current opportunities and apply to be part of our team!

     

    Responsibilities

    • Weighing up & prepare PD lab batches for new development, and trouble-shooting production batch challenges.
    • Obtain samples from warehouse for PD lab.
    • Prepare samples for home use testing of new products requiring cooking (bakery mixes, etc.).
    • Help Conduct Sensory Panels for internal evaluation
    • Capture and provide analysis of data results (Excel).
    • Maintain ingredient/finished product documentation database including calling vendors, electronic and hard copy filing, inputting data into spreadsheets as required.
    • Assist with Production Trials, scale-ups, process improvement tests.
    • Assist in preparing samples for evaluating alternate supplier ingredients and finished products.
    • General Lab: Assist in Product Development lab organization and clean-up.

    Qualifications

    • Scientific curriculum, preferably Food Science, or Nutrition.
    • Third or fourth year undergraduate student or graduate student.
    • Strong attention to detail and follow-up
    • Strong interest in food Research & Development
    • Ability to work effectively independently, and as a member of a team.
    • Problem solving and excellent communication skills
    • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple task
    • Basic knowledge of chemistry, biology, physics, statistics with additional course-work in nutrition or food science a plus.

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