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BioAnalytical Specialist - Rochester, NY 14606

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Job Description


IFF Health and Biosciences is a leader in the industrial biotechnology sector which develops innovative enzymes and bioproducts to improve the performance and reduce the environmental impact of the cleaning, textiles, fuels, and chemical industries. We also develop and produce enzymes for the food, beverage, and animal nutrition businesses. We leverage our cutting-edge protein engineering and production expertise with worldwide manufacturing capability to develop sustainable solutions for the emerging bio-based economy.


The Health and Biosciences team in Rochester NY is looking for a QC BioAnalytical Specialist who has experience in protein biochemical characterization, analytical method validation, and quality control systems. In this position you will have the opportunity to work closely with global R&D Project Teams and manufacturing plants during the transfer of new enzymes.


The ideal candidate can balance laboratory work, technical reporting, and quality system responsibilities. If you are a strong scientific collaborator, adaptable team player, and thrive in a dynamic work environment, wed love to meet with you!


The principle responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Enzyme method development, validation, optimization, and transfer to other labs
  • Write technical reports and standard operating procedures
  • Use project management skills to identify, prioritize, coordinate, and complete specific project objectives and meet deadlines
  • Present and discuss scientific data to a cross-functional global team
  • Perform routine quality checks for product consistency and safety purposes
  • Work closely with regulatory teams to collect data for registrations and/or toxicology testing
  • Support manufacturing sites with troubleshooting methods and promoting best practices
  • Collaborate with management and other team members to align resources needed to complete project objectives
  • Serve as a resident expert in one or more technologies and/or functions
  • Work independently and in a team environment. Initiate and lead team discussions. Be able to train and mentor others
  • Make sound systematic decisions, problem solving, and troubleshooting
  • Adapt to quickly changing conditions and priorities
  • Periodic travel will be required

Job Requirements


Your preferred skill sets:

  • Enzyme assays
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Protein purification and/or quantification
  • HPLC is a plus
  • Pipetting techniques, buffer preparation, general lab equipment use and maintenance
  • Experience with quality systems and standards
  • Data analysis and statistics, experience in Minitab a plus
  • Proficient computer and database management skills (LIMS, SAP, Sharepoint, Office 365, Microsoft Teams)
  • Good organizational, planning and project management skills. Detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills with peers, leadership, and global cross-functional teams


Your qualification profile:

  • Requires a Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years overall experience in an laboratory setting


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