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Principal Scientist - Cereals & Materials Science

Company: Eurofins
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:

Principal Scientist - Grains Cereal & Materials Science Eurofins is the world leader in 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, bio pharmaceutical, food, environmental, and consumer products industries and governments. The statements below reflect the general responsibilities and requirements of the identified position but may not describe all the work requirements the may be inherent in the job. Essential Job Duties: Deliver expert knowledge on the functionality and characterization a wide variety of cereal grains and tubers (wheat, corn, rice, oat, potato, etc.) as they are utilized for consumer food products. Contribute to the fundamental understanding of food processing by chemical and materials characterization of raw ingredient, intermediate and final products. The following key knowledge areas are required:

  • Understanding crop quality measures and the impact of seasonal events
  • Food processing techniques for crackers, snacks, cereals, bars
  • Rheological/Textural characterization of complex intermediate and finished food forms
  • Strong ability to use analytical tools for troubleshooting food processes and identifying unknown molecules Job Requirements:
    • Able to design experiments to quantify changes in food processes and interpret data as it applies to products in development and commercial production
    • Knowledge of rapid analytical techniques for quantifying moisture, carbohydrates and other ingredients
    • Skilled in the use and interpretation of infrared instruments like FTIR and NIR
    • Drives and implements process improvement initiatives
    • Documents work in clear, concise manner according to laboratory standards
    • Excellent communication skills in writing and presenting data
    • Independently uses and performs troubleshooting of laboratory equipment and software
    • Effective time management skills to balance multiple projects
    • A leader in maintaining a clean and safe laboratory work environment and utilizes proper PPE
    • Performs other related duties as assigned
    • Will be exposed to food allergens (ex. Milk, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, etc.)
    • Work requires 25-50% of time in the lab
    • Some travel may be required ( People Skills:
      • Effective collaboration with scientists, engineers and business leaders
      • Ability to mentor less experienced scientists in a range of laboratory instrumentation Education & Experience:
        • PhD degree in cereal, food science or relevant field with 5+ years' experience
        • Alternatively, a Bachelor's or Master's degree in cereal or food science with 10+ years' experience with the applicable skills described above
        • Experienced with computers and multiple software programs used to manage experiments, data, report design and instrumental data collection
          As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options. To learn more about Eurofins please explore our website . Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employ er. --

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