Hiring 716: 'Pizza Scientist' is a real job that exists, and is hiring in Buffalo

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Have you ever thought about what exactly goes into a pizza? Sure, there's tomato sauce, some cheese, all on top of a dough. But how do you balance it all -- what goes in the sauce, in the dough, and how is it cooked to make that perfect slice.

There's a job for that.

It's called a "Product Development Scientist" and Rich's is hiring for the position in Buffalo.

It's a very serious job with very serious requirements to apply, including:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or a master's in food science
  • 6+ years of product development experience. 

A passion for pizza can't hurt either. There's a lot of taste testing that happens in the lab. “We have the notion of the freshman 15 or in some cases 20. You have to pace yourself," said Pizza R & D Director, Sachin Bhatia. 

Heather Valentin oversees recruiting new talent. She said they need three pizza scientists. But, they have 50 total job openings “Anything from sales, marketing, IT, legal, HR, customer service, logistics. You name it, we've got it.”

You can learn more about the position, and even apply here

 

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