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Associate Scientist

Frisco, Texas Job ID 96103 Job Category Research & Development Job Level Individual Contributor Position Type Full-Time

Come join a creative team of scientists on the forefront of beverage development, innovation, and value creation! This team is dedicated to delivering beverages that win with consumers and beat the completion every time. Over 10 years ago, the coffee industry was revolutionized with the launch of the Keurig brewing system, allowing consumers to brew one cup of coffee on demand. Now with the power of Keurig Dr Pepper, join a new challenger in the beverage industry and let’s discover the possibilities!

This diverse and important role within Beverage R&D enables Keurig Dr Pepper to maximize the impact of the Keurig system synergy (beverage, pod, and appliance) to partners, customers, and consumers. In this capacity, the associate scientist will:

  1. Through sound scientific method and technical excellence, support hot Beverage Development initiatives, including pre-concept exploration, development and commercialization, for quality, cost, and performance
  2. Advance the business through technical excellence ensuring all aspects meet or exceed the quality and product performance requirements within a managed timeline and cost objective
  3. Generate ideas for beverage innovation, in close collaboration with consumer insights, marketing, and procurement

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop hot beverages across a variety of formats (coffee, flavored coffee, tea, cocoa, and lattes) from benchtop prototyping through commercialization of products.
  • Participate in group product tastings and provide sensory feedback.
  • Support development of timelines, actions plans, reports, and presentations to manage and communicate progress on a given initiative.
  • Create ingredient and product specifications with ensured accuracy.
  • Develop basic experimental plans to validate technical and sensorial aspects of formulations, and for troubleshooting issues during development and commercialization phases.
  • Participate in innovation brainstorming sessions and cross-functional project team meetings.
  • Positively influence and engage in a creative, performance driven culture.
  • Live to the KDP values: Team First, Deliver Big, Think Bold, Be Fearless and Fair


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science/Engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Basic understanding of Good Lab and Manufacturing Practices, and Food Safety Regulatory Standards.
  • Basic business orientation; ability to ask relevant questions, understand business case and consumer proposition.
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant experience in Food and Beverage Industry.
  • Experience with Coffee and Powder Beverages a plus.
  • Ability to travel as required (Up to 25%).



  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated, takes initiative; positively influence others.
  • Strong technical and executional skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Change readiness, resiliency and flexibility to thrive in a constantly changing and fast-moving organization.

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a leading beverage company in North America, with a portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partners brands and powerful distribution capabilities to provide a beverage for every need, anytime, anywhere. We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! 
Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? 
We strive to be an employer of choice, providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of ~28,000 employees to grow and develop.  We offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development, while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.
Keurig Dr Pepper is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


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