Senior Research & Development Scientist

Whitehall, WI

Ornua (meaning “new gold”) is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, proudly bringing the unique taste of Irish dairy to the world for over 55 years.  


Are you an R&D Scientist at the Senior level looking for an opportunity in a mission driven organization to take your career to the next level of success? Are you looking for an opportunity with a global remit? 


Ornua is actively seeking a Sr. R&D Scientist to join our Research Development and Innovation team as we continue our growth trajectory. The Sr. R&D Scientist will pay a key role on one of our fastest growing teams. 


Why Ornua? 

  • Our co-operative ethos lies at the heart of how we do business as a purpose and values-led organization, creating value for Irish dairy farming families. 
  • Our Values lie at the core of everything we do. Our five values encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care, and Achieve Great Things Together. 
  • We invest in our people and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement. 
  • Dynamic Working policy in place which facilitates flexible hours and hybrid working. 
  • Career Progression including Global Mobility opportunities. 
  • Comprehensive Benefits and more. 


Why This Role Is Valuable: 

The Senior R&D Scientist is responsible for providing strong expertise and technical leadership on new product development, functionality in end products, and commercializing them in collaboration within R&D/Innovation, and cross collaboration with commercial sales, procurement, finance, and our QA departments. 

What You Bring To The Role: 

  • Initiates and drives projects, focusing on ROI, efficiency to address short-term and long-term business needs & support other projects as needed. 
  • Develops and commercializes high quality, innovative, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable cheese solutions. 
  • Contributes to determine new approaches within existing business and to identify new business opportunities. 
  • Experience with developing standardized/non-standardized processed cheese or imitation cheese. 
  • Knowledge working in the Food industry – B2B product development, formulation, and commercialization of cheese/dairy/food products.

Ornua has ambitious growth plans and we’re building a team to help enable and accelerate that growth. We are looking for people who share our values, are curious, forward-looking, take ownership and work together to build a future for themselves and Ornua. 

How do you want to make your impact?  


To learn more, please visit Ornua at 

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