Food Scientist

Use your skills to examine chemical and physical properties of substances to refine chemical processes, food production, and coordinate wine and spirits production.

Food Scientist

Food Scientist

Roles and responsibilities

As a chemist and food and wine scientist, there are many areas for research. These include:

  • conducting experiments and tests to identify the chemical composition and reactive properties of natural substances and processed materials
  • analysing and conducting research to develop theories, techniques and processes and testing the reliability of outcomes under different conditions
  • developing practical applications of experimental and research findings
  • testing food products for flavour, colour, taste, texture and nutritional content
  • advising on preserving, processing, packaging, storing and delivering foods
  • developing quality control procedures and safety standards for the manufacture of food products
  • examining grape samples to assess ripeness, sugar and acid content and determining suitability for processing
  • coordinating winemaking processes; directing workers in testing and crushing grapes; fermenting juices; and fortifying, clarifying, maturing and finishing wines
  • blending wines according to formulae and knowledge of wine-making techniques

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

As a chemist and food and wine scientist, there are many areas for research. These include:

  • conducting experiments and tests to identify the chemical composition and reactive properties of natural substances and processed materials
  • analysing and conducting research to develop theories, techniques and processes and testing the reliability of outcomes under different conditions
  • developing practical applications of experimental and research findings
  • testing food products for flavour, colour, taste, texture and nutritional content
  • advising on preserving, processing, packaging, storing and delivering foods
  • developing quality control procedures and safety standards for the manufacture of food products
  • examining grape samples to assess ripeness, sugar and acid content and determining suitability for processing
  • coordinating winemaking processes; directing workers in testing and crushing grapes; fermenting juices; and fortifying, clarifying, maturing and finishing wines
  • blending wines according to formulae and knowledge of wine-making techniques

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Undergraduate Courses To Become

Food Scientist

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