Daiya Foods Inc. R&D Assistant – Food Industry Full Time in Vancouver, BC

Daiya Foods Inc.

Branch Vancouver BC CA

R&D Assistant – Food Industry
Vancouver, BC

Personal health and wellness fund. We are hiring now for two new team members to join our amazing R&D team!…

We are hiring now for two new team members to join our amazing R&D team! Please apply no later than February 24th, as we would love to fill these roles as soon as possible!

  • Our R&D Assistant must have food industry experience


  • Competitive Wages
  • Health benefits fully paid for you and your family
  • 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Personal health and wellness fund
  • Fun and creative environment
  • Inspiring and innovative work
  • Smart and passionate teams
  • Making the world a better place

If you are looking to be a part of an extraordinary company, we have an incredible opportunity for you. We’re a group of highly passionate, food obsessed professionals who truly believe we’re changing the way consumers eat. We’re growing at a rate that’s enviable in the food industry and yet we’re humble enough to realize how fortunate we are to be enjoying this ride.

At Daiya, our vision has always been to embrace our love of food, our commitment to kind living, and our compassion for people and our planet. These are the core values on which our company was founded, and they remain our driving principles today. Daiya makes dairy-free eating a joy.

Reporting to our R&D Managers, we are looking for two R&D Assistants to learn on the job and contribute to our team in the following ways:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of food product formulations (such as pH, moisture, viscosity, TPA)
  • Bench-top testing of product formulations and process
  • Manage sample preparation
  • Assist in sample preparation for sensory analysis
  • Weighing up ingredients for test batches
  • Design, conduct, and participate in sensory analysis of new formulations of products
  • Data entry and statistical analysis of data
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in lab
  • Manage inventory of R&D samples and ingredients
  • Literature review for potential food ingredients or products
  • Calibration of food analysis equipment


  • Background knowledge in food analysis, chemistry and food safety
  • Experience or knowledgeable about different sensory evaluations
  • Experience in planning and designing research projects
  • Background knowledge in food engineering, food analysis, and sensory analysis
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Basic culinary skills
  • Ability to lift 50lb bags
  • Valid BC Driver’s License
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status

Please apply with your resume as soon as possible and include your personal email on your resume as we are looking to hire immediately. The position will remain open until we have selected the successful candidate. Please note this position is located in Vancouver, BC and you must be a Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen to apply.

Thank you for your interest in Daiya – a proud Vancouver company! Daiya is committed to a fair and respectful work environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Vancouver, BC

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Food Industry: 1 year

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-11
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