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.


We are seeking a highly skilled and innovative Food Shelf-Life Testing Specialist to join our Quality Assurance team. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting comprehensive shelf-life studies, analyzing data, and providing critical insights to ensure our products maintain their quality and safety over time. This role is essential in maintaining our commitment to delivering high-quality and safe food products to our consumers.

Tasks & Responsabilities:

1.      Shelf-Life Testing:

o   Design and implement shelf-life studies for new and existing products.

o   Conduct sensory, microbiological, chemical, and physical analyses to determine product stability.

o   Monitor and document changes in product quality over time under various storage conditions.

2.      Data Collection and Analysis:

o   Collect, record, and analyze data from shelf-life studies using statistical tools and software such as MS Office, Minitab, Combase, and Sym’Previus.

o   Interpret results and generate reports detailing findings, trends, and recommendations.

o   Maintain accurate and organized records of all testing activities.

3.      Product Quality Assurance:

o   Collaborate with R&D, production, and quality assurance teams to ensure product quality standards are met.

o   Assist in identifying and resolving issues related to product shelf-life and stability.

o   Recommend formulation or process adjustments based on shelf-life data.

4.      Compliance and Safety:

o   Ensure all testing procedures comply with regulatory requirements and company policies.

o   Adhere to safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized laboratory environment.

5.      Continuous Improvement:

o   Stay updated on industry trends, advancements in shelf-life testing methodologies, and regulatory changes.

o   Contribute to the continuous improvement of testing procedures and quality assurance processes.


·        PhD or Master's degree in Food Science, Food Technology, or Food Business.

·        Minimum of 2 years of experience in R&D, preferably in food preservative product development.

·        Good knowledge of working tools such as MS Office, Minitab, Combase, and Sym’Previus.

·       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.
·        Experience with sensory evaluation and microbiological testing.

·        Knowledge of HACCP, GMP, and other food safety standards.

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