R&D Lab Specialist - Blacksburg, VA
Blacksburg, VA - TETRA
Req-12498 R&D Lab Specialist (Open)
United Pet Group
Blacksburg, VA - TETRA
Provide product development and testing services in the Companion Animal R&D Department. Assist in troubleshooting existing product and manufacturing issues and provide technical expertise and support to manufacturing, marketing and sales.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Support product development and testing services, including independent formulation and testing development as needed
•Participate in the reformulation of products by mixing lab standard batches for a wide range of companion animal products
•Prepare mock-up samples in response to marketing and sales needs
•Perform and monitor storage stability studies, log and compile data into cohesive reports
•Develop and standardize analytical methods including methods used for analysis of FDA and EPA products
•Participate in the investigation of consumer complaints to include the analysis of consumer complaint samples, investigating the root cause of the issue and cooperating with Regulatory, Quality Assurance and Production in corrective actions
•Participate as part of a team with members from R&D, Regulatory, Production and Quality Assurance to investigate and provide corrective action on manufacturing issues, providing technical expertise when needed
•Participate as part of a team with Production and Quality Assurance to assist in the scaling from laboratory prototypes to manufacturing
•Maintain a detailed laboratory notebook for all projects
•Maintain and update R&D laboratory Standard Operating Procedures
•Assist in the maintenance and entries of R&D data bases
Frequent contacts with Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Regulatory.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PROFILE
•Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Chemistry, Biology, Food Sciences or related science background. Assurance.
•Two years of experience in a laboratory setting required.
•Preference given for experience in a R&D laboratory or Quality Assurance laboratory.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
•Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We stand for better health, better play, longer naps and more treats. A higher standard for pets of all kinds. United Pet Group is committed to bring real solutions to pet owners and to make pets happy.
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