Job Description

Job Description


Bring your passion and talent to global product development and support the innovation and sugar reduction initiatives for multibillion-dollar beverage brands. As you advance your career in one of the largest Food and Beverage companies in the world, your contributions will have an impact on changing the product landscape for consumers, including healthy options for all global markets.

We are looking for a talented Assistant Scientist to join our Global Lemon Lime & SodaStream team.


  • Participate in product development initiatives
  • The position requires application of technical knowledge including bench top formulation, experimental design etc.
  • Lead small projects under guidance of lead product developer
  • Manage shelf-life testing across all active projects (sensory & analytical)
  • Prepare ingredients for tech center runs and commercial plant trials
  • Conduct product development experiments in the laboratory and tech center, while accurately documenting all procedures and results
  • Support product development scientists in testing new ingredients and developing new beverage models
  • Accurately prepare beverage samples and submit samples for micro, analytical or sensory testing
  • Be the lab manager by maintaining a safe, clean, and organized laboratory environment
  • Maintain and document lab supply inventory
  • Effectively work with members of other groups to maintain the lab or conduct lab work
  • Partner externally to source ingredients and leverage vendor expertise
  • Transfer product development knowledge generated to cross functional partners
  • Participate as an active member of cross-functional Research and Development teams comprised of individuals from a variety of disciplines, including Product Development, Ingredient & Flavor Development, Engineering, and other groups

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The expected compensation range for this position is between $59,300 - $92,500 based on a full-time schedule
  • Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary
  • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement
  • In addition to salary, PepsiCo offers a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees and their families, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan.


  • S. in Food Science (or related field)
  • 1-2 years’ experience in Product Development or associated R&D functions
  • Experience with producing ready to drink beverages is desirable
  • Ability to flawlessly execute bench work
  • Must demonstrate relentless commitment to working safely and maintaining a safe work environment
  • Must be proactive, reliable, and self-motivated
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be well organized, capture work details, and highlight any unexpected challenges
  • Must possess ability to work successfully in cross-functional teams
  • Computer Skills: MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Outlook (email/calendar)

COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role.  Please note that all such company vaccine requirements provide the opportunity to request an approved accommodation or exemption under applicable law.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy. Please view our Pay Transparency Statement

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Expire In:
1yr 6mos
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Product Development
Bachelor Degree
1 Year
  • Founded In
    Apr 04, 2023
  • Company Size
    500+ Members
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