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Laboratory Scientist - United States


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Job duties for this position include: Formulate research hypothesis, develop experimental designs, execute scientific experiments, and perform statistical analyses. Guide projects in the area of microbiology and molecular biology method development and validation, including cultural and non-cultural techniques including PCR, qPCR, and next-generation sequencing. Liaise and work closely with Nestlé Research Center for the validation and verification of methods. Effectively communicate to cross functional teams the role microorganisms and microbiological analyses play in animal nutrition, food safety, and the product development process.


Nestlé Purina PetCare Global Resources, Inc. – Opening in St. Louis, Missouri for the full-time position of Laboratory Scientist - Microbiology with the following qualifications:


The position requires a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Food Science, Molecular Biology, or related field and 2 years of experience in the job offered or in a laboratory or analytical environment. All stated experience must include working in the food industry and with test assay development, validation and experimental trouble-shooting. Must also have experience in the following: analytical microbiology and molecular biology with cultural and non-cultural methods, including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, GLP’s, microflora DNA profiling, microflora enumeration, and DNA and RNA sequencing; ISO 16140 and AOAC method validations; food safety, HACCP, GMP’s, good hygienic practices, basic food regulations, specifications, pathogen monitoring, and food processing; food safety and quality management systems including ISO 9001, 22000 and laboratory procedures including ISO 17025, 7218; risk assessments and developing HACCP plans and microbial specifications; statistics and experimental design; and, utilizing Windows-based applications including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

We are offering a salary range of $78,000 per year to $83,000 per year.


If interested in this opening, or if you know of qualified persons who might be interested, contact Jose Buenrostro at Nestlé USA, Inc. in Glendale, California at 800 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, California 91203. Reference JobID: LS-MMA.


This Job Notice is posted as a result of the filing of an application for permanent alien labor certification for the relevant job opportunity.  Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on the application to: U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.


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