Laboratory Technician Forms R&D - Columbia
& Development | United States, Columbia MD
Job ID: NUTR01787 | Close date: 2015-10-31
The Lab Technician Forms
R&D prepares and evaluates prototypes or samples of stabilized LC-PUFA
(originating from fish or algal oils) formulations in order to assess their
suitability for application by DNP’s customers in specific end uses.
This position works closely with R&D, Technical Marketing, Innovation,
Venturing, internal project teams and with external
strategic partners to develop new technologies to achieve DNP’s business
goals. To this end, validation experiments and project work are carried out
locally focusing predominantly on LC-PUFA Forms development or evaluation.
Success depends on effective collaboration within the project team within a
highly cross-functional environment enabling rational technology evaluation
resulting in new or improved product launches.
focused on emulsification and microencapsulation of LC-PUFA product types and
occasionally other relevant DNP ingredients, using standard techniques and
Evaluates new product forms (powders, granules etc.) within the framework of
developmental projects. This comprises assessment of properties and
functioning of solid or emulsion dosage forms and production of samples and
Collaborates in internal and external project teams, consisting of
international and cross-functional members.
Assists during third party sampling, prototyping or scale up experiments and
interacts with Analytical Chemistry, Sensory Science and Technical Marketing
departments for effective project execution.
May provide technical factory support in case of new product introductions,
process improvement or trouble shooting.
Provides support for new product launches and inquiries from internal and external
Reports results in clear concise memos and requires strong communication
Ability to analyze complex science or technology and translate into practical
Ability to translate scientific questions into effective experimental design
and project work stream plans in order to validate or falsify work
Enjoys working in a dynamic, international and culturally diverse
Prepared to travel nationally and occasionally internationally.
- BSc in Physical Chemistry, Food
Science & Technology, Particle Engineering or related field.
- Minimum 2 years
experience in industrial R&D.
- Experience in particle
engineering, colloids science or formulation development is an
- Excellent experimental
skills in the preparation and analysis of microencapsulates and emulsions.
- Team player with good oral and
written communication skills in the English language.
- Independent, enthusiastic and
pragmatic hands-on person that gets the job done.
- Experience in LC-PUFA handling,
stability testing and chemical modification is an advantage.