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Research & Development Intern
Torani | South San Francisco, California
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Job Description

Research & Development Intern

Duration: Approximately 12 weeks. Target Jun 2019-early Aug 2019

Hours Per Week: ~20 hours per week. This is subject to change based on workload.

Role Summary

You are a go-getter who loves food, food science, and has the desire to learn more about the inner workings of the food and beverage business. In addition, you are reliable, self-motivated, have a positive attitude.

As part of a growing company and collaborative R&D, QA, and operations teams, you will be integral to the continued smooth functioning of diverse teams in the lab, production, and office environments. You will assist with shelf life studies, product tastings, and writing up summaries. You will gain knowledge and perspective as you observe an onsite beverage production facility.

This experience will help you build a solid foundation on your budding career in the food industry!

Key Categories of Success

Food Science: eager to build upon book learnings with real world experience. You will make a meaningful contribution to the R&D department by helping us run some of the day-to-day business in the office and the Lab.

Below are examples of common tasks, and projects you will help us with. Other projects may be added as they come up.

* Assist with bench top formula preparation
* Data entry into Product Lifecycle Management Software
* Assist with setting up and conducting product shelf life studies and sensory tests
* Assist with product stability and ingredient functionality studies
* General lab and office maintenance and organization
* Input and maintain nutritional information into the database
* Perform analytical analyses on ingredients and products (pH, Brix, viscosity, etc)

Communication: Listen, Ask questions for team support, and Ask for clarification when needed.

Attention to Detail and Documentation: Create and maintain accurate and organized records-this is one of the foundation of a good R&D department!

Computer Skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook; Power Point a Plus

Have Fun!

Minimum Qualifications:

* Have taken at least 3 upper division college level courses in Food Science (or related discipline)
* Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook
* Live in SF Bay area or willing to relocate at own expense
* Able to work at least 15 - 20 hours per week during normal business hours (M-F 8a-5p)
* Available to work from early June through August
* Ability to work in US without sponsorship (now & in the future)
* Fluent in verbal & written English
* Ability to lift 50 pounds

About Torani

Torani is, and always has been, a family-owned organization that inspires team members to develop, thrive and taste life. As a team and a community, Torani strives to provide a challenging and rewarding work environment. We have an amazingly talented and diverse set of team members working in the business. We have a culture of learning, growth and development that is integrated into how we do business. And, along the way, we like to have a little fun, enjoying ourselves and each other. As a small company with big aspirations, Torani is always looking for the right candidates to join our team and enhance our business and culture. We offer a generous total rewards package, including competitive pay, generous benefits and unlimited flavors and lattes for all team members. We are currently accepting applications for the following positions. Click on the job listing to view the full description. If you find a position that interests you, please submit your resumé and cover letter to careers@torani.com, specifically referencing the appropriate position in your email. We're also always happy to accept and keep resumés on file even if there isn't currently an open position that meets your background.

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