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Food Science Chemist

Company: Eurofins USA
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing. - It is also number one in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology, and central laboratory services. - With over $2 -billion in annual revenues and 25,000 employees across 250 sites in 39 countries, Eurofins is a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food, environmental, and consumer products industries and to governments.The candidate will work within a process/analytical chemistry team to deliver client projects in the laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing environments by following established methods and protocols. Candidate will be working at a major local food manufacturer facility.Job Description

  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Contributes to a cohesive team environment and maintains a positive attitude. -
  • Knowledge of departmental procedures and policies
  • Organizes and conducts routine analyses independently and collaboratively, in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOPs and regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Documents work in a clear, concise manner according to laboratory standards.
  • Recognizes deviations from normal results and informs Study Director, Principal Investigator, and/or management of any problems/deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and participates in corrective action of problems.
  • Plans individual workload in coordination with team members and management.
  • Plans, implements and documents scientific experiments with limited supervision.
  • Identifies problems, determines appropriate actions, and implements solutions with support or independently as appropriate.
  • Able to adapt to new procedures or particular needs as directed.
  • Able to identify critical steps in an assay.
  • Completes all required training courses by deadlines.
  • Trains and assists junior staff
  • May assist in optimizing and validating methods for a variety of matrices
  • Writes text for reports, methods and, or protocols in established format
  • Act as a resource within their team
  • Uses analytical tools for troubleshooting food processes and quantifying analytes in food.
  • Work on multiple developmental projects and routine assays simultaneously while balancing short and long-term priorities. -
  • Provides excellent communication in both written and oral data presentation.
  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment and utilizes proper PPE.
  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Provides input and participates in project meetings.
  • Will be exposed to food allergens (ex. Milk, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, etc.)
  • Work requires > 75% of time in the lab.
  • Travel both domestic and international up to 20% of time, possibility of more travel based on client's needs.
  • Performs other duties as assignedQualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, food science or relevant field with 2-3 years of experience.
    • Experienced with computers and multiple software programs used to manage experiments, data, report design and instrumental data collection.
    • Knowledge of analytical techniques for near-line process supports and routine samples that includes sugar, color, moisture, water activity, density, brix pH, fat, acidity, sodium and salt.
    • Hands-on experience with pH meter, balance, NIR, YSI, Computrac, Hunter Color, and Laboratory Information Management System is a plus.
      • Knowledgeable in MS Office.
      • An ability to recognize and troubleshoot analytical instrumentation will be important.
      • Ability to plan, implement and document scientific experiments with limited supervision.
      • Effective collaboration with peers, management, scientists, product designers and business leaders.Additional InformationAs a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work! -
        • Travel may be required (
        • Mandatory immunizations and screening as required
        • Expected to understand the process for handling hazardous wastes and receive on-the-job training for handling specific waste types in their job area.
        • Will be exposed to food allergens (ex. Milk, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, etc.)
        • Work requires some standing and sitting for long periods of time, including working within a laboratory hood and standing at a bench top.
        • Work requires use of PPE (personal protective equipment).
        • Overtime and weekend work as required.Eurofins is a -M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Eurofins USA, Battle Creek , Food Science Chemist, Other , Battle Creek, Michigan

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