Covance Food Solutions, formerly International Food Network
is looking to add a Food Scientist to our team. This person should be well
versed in all phases of the food product development cycle and can work
independently to develop a new product from concept through plant scale-up.
Supervision of a junior professional such as a lab tech or an intern will be
project dependent. This is an exciting time to join a company where you are
able to cross train on a variety of projects. Additional responsibilities include:
Plans and designs specific activities required by the
projects and distributes activities to Laboratory Technologist or Intern
based on skill sets.
Executes experimental, analytical, and sensory work on
both bench and pilot scale.
Develops analytical methods and coordinates nutritional
and component analysis.
Writes reports, formulas, data and communication that is thorough and ready for the client with little or no
editing required by supervisor.
Ensures all samples are prepared with good GMPs that are
well labeled and of high quality.
Ensures lab notebook maintenance SOP is followed.
Seeks out information/facilities to get the job
Collaborates with internal and external resources
(suppliers, consultants, professors, service providers and other third party
people) to find solutions.
Ensures appropriate and timely communication of key
information among client, team and supervisor.
Establishes and maintains professional rapport with
Adds insight and value to discussions, understanding
Organizes and participates in meetings and conference
Reads and responds to emails, phone calls in a timely
Assists team members to carry out such communication
duties as necessary.
Independently coordinates pilot and plant trials:
develops trial plans and protocols, serves as liaison between the
manufacturing plant, client and development laboratory for trial.
Independently drafts, structures and executes project
plans. Submits to supervisor for review. Identifies appropriate phases and
deliverables and determines resource needs.
Writes pilot and plant trial reports.
Maintains documentation; Organizes computer and hard copy
files and records in lab notebook for corporate records and sharing.
Keeps updated and educated on relevant news, literature
and findings in the industry.
Trains less-experienced staff
Performs other related duties as assigned
Travels to various NCFS and client locations to support
studies and projects
Travels to technical conferences to represent Covance