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R&D Project Leader

Iowa City, IA

Discipline: R&D/Food Science Job Number: 7830 Industry: Meat

Title: R&D Project Leader

Location: Iowa City, IA

Our client is a strong vertically integrated, fast growing company in the protein industry. The R&D Project Leader will provide leadership and technical expertise for new product development and process development. The R&D Project Leader will report to the R&D Manager.


  • Base salary based on experience plus % bonus potential
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability insurance
  • 401k, FSA and HSA
  • Vacation and Holiday pay
  • Low cost of living, great place to raise a family!


  1. Conduct research for the purpose of new product development, new process development, and process improvement from discovery to commercialization
  2. Provide technical sales support and troubleshooting
  3. Create and revise formulas as needed for production
  4. Identify areas of cost reduction
  5. Approve ingredient and/or raw material substitutions for production


  • Bachelor’s degree – Food Science, Animal Science or Meat Science
  • 2-4 years of technical/R&D experience
  • Prior experience with USDA regulations and guidelines
  • Knowledge of HACCP guidelines and nutritional labeling requirements

Mary Chambers
Account Manager at Kinsa Group

Mary has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and 13 years of experience in the recruiting industry, including more than 8 years as a Recruiter at Kinsa Group. Currently a Kinsa Account Manager she handles new business development for our Meat and Poultry customers, Shelf-Stable Foods, Food Distributors, Cannabis, Nutraceutical, Pet Food, Food Service Restaurant, and Food Packaging companies. She’s a great first point of contact at Kinsa if you have a talent recruiting need within your organization.

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