Job Description

Handary specializes in food shelf-life solutions. We use experimental food-deterioration diagnostics and natural active ingredients to effectively preserve the freshness, safety, and quality of food throughout its intended shelf life. Additionally, we offer shelf-life testing services to accurately determine the appropriate date marking for food products.

Handary is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Food Shelf-Life Testing Specialist Assistant to support our Quality Assurance team. The successful candidate will assist in conducting shelf-life studies, data collection, and analysis to ensure our products maintain their quality and safety over time. This role is critical in supporting our commitment to delivering high-quality and safe food products to our consumers

Tasks & Responsabilities:

·        Conducting Shelf-Life Testing:

o   Perform chemical, physical, sensory, and microbiological tests according to the shelf-life protocol, ensuring timely and accurate execution.

·        Equipment Coordination:

o   Coordinate the calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment to ensure the accuracy and reliability of test results.

·        Laboratory Maintenance:

o   Maintain laboratory facilities to the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene to ensure the safety and quality of test samples.

·        Documentation:

o   Prepare scientific-technical reports, protocols, PDSs, and other technical and regulatory documentation to communicate findings and recommendations effectively.

·        Case Challenge Studies:

o   Conduct case challenge studies efficiently to evaluate the effectiveness of our natural shelf-life solutions.

·        Technical Support:

o   Provide technical support to Sales & Marketing to assist with customer inquiries and develop effective solutions.

·        Customer Support:

o   Support and/or lead investigations/queries from our customers worldwide to identify and address any product quality issues.


·        Master's degree in Food Science or Food Technology.

·        1/2 year of experience in R&D, preferably in food preservative product development.

·        Good knowledge of working tools such as MS Office.

·        Strong biological science background, preferably in shelf-life tests, predictive microbiology, microbial analysis of food, development of in vitro modelling systems for bacteria, and anaerobic microbial cultivation.

·        Interest in working with natural ingredients, clean label solutions, and innovation.

·        Fluent in English.

·        Excellent analytical skills.

·        Creative thinker and solutions provider.

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·        Self-starter with good organizational and leadership skills.

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