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R&D Intern


Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  23520

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


This full-time, Summer 2019 Co-op is in the Research and Development department, located in Buffalo, New York. The product category of concentration is Toppings, Creamers & Culinary Solutions (TCCS).


  • Participate in a variety of research and development projects related to emulsion science
  • Assist in the pilot/wet lab with the development of food prototypes and/or processes while applying fundamental principles of scientific methodology. 
  • Independently conduct routine analytical and performance evaluations of food as well as their own project(s). 
  • Maintain a lab notebook and document laboratory testing conducted and record results/analysis.
  • Organize and prioritize tasks related to project work, summarize results in reports when required and assist in interpretation of data from experiments/analysis.
  • Students will be encouraged to improvise in the application of procedures and methods during such experiments or analyses as appropriate. 


Must be enrolled in an accredited institution or recently completed a degree in an accredited institution. Preference will be given to those that are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science/Biological Science OR related field.  3.2 or higher grade point average required.

Excellent Microsoft office skills.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others. 

Demonstrated effective time management.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a high level of motivation, and drive to successfully complete work assignments. 

Culinary experience and/or interest an asset.

This opportunity does not include housing. 


Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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