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Business Title

Senior Microbiological Food Safety Consultant

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Job Category

Lab Services / technicians


USA - Madison, WI



Job Posting


Covance understands the key drivers in analytical testing—placing the customer first, creating processes to drive efficiency, and providing high quality data—that have positioned Covance as a leader in outsourced food and dietary supplement testing services. With more than 70 years of experience in nutritional testing, Covance plays a leading role in the design of testing programs required to meet regulatory nutrition facts labeling requirements, regulatory mandates and scientific standards. Covance provides our clients with expertise in the complete spectrum of recognized nutrients and an unparalleled range of sample matrices. Covance is currently searching for a full time Sr. Microbiologist to provide consulting services to our clients. This is a regular full time position with Covance.

As a SENIOR MICROBIOLOGICAL CONSULTANT your daily job duties would include the following:

  Directs clients in microbiological harborage site investigations to locate cross-contaminants within products or plant environments.

  Directs the development of client food safety programs such as HACCP, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and prerequisite plans for meat, produce, dairy, seafood and/or ingredient manufacturers.

  Conducts portions of training courses for HACCP, basic microbiology, GMP’s and prerequisite programs.

  Supports the sales efforts for the consulting group leading to growth of microbiological food safety services within the Nutritional Chemistry and Food Safety division.

  Collaborate with research assistants in responding to client requests for information.

  Work as part of a team to build food microbiology laboratory and consulting services within Covance that includes microbiologists, chemists, sales and marketing

  Direct and coordinate efforts of client’s plant management during governmental enforcement actions

  Decisively assess and internally communicate action plans during governmental enforcement events

  Assist with client billing

  Represents Covance at industry trade association meetings.

  Contribute to the creation of an employee empowered work environment that is stimulating and rewarding


The Required Education for the SENIOR MICROBIOLOGICAL CONSULTANT position includes:

  B.S. in Microbiology or related science degree, with advanced degree preferred

  10 years experience in quality and microbiology department, preferable at food production plant.

  Knowledge of USDA/FDA regulations as they pertain to food safety.


Required Experience/Skills for the SENIOR MICROBIOLOGICAL CONSULTANT position includes:

  At least 10 years related experience, preferably in the quality or microbiological industry

  At least 10 years experience developing and implementing food safety systems, preferable at the plant level.

Because of our passion and drive, Covance attracts the kind of people whose contribution has resulted in our exceptional growth. Once a part of our talented team, our employees stay at Covance to work in an environment that encourages career development, allows them to work alongside respected colleagues on challenging projects and provides a diverse global culture.

There is no better time to join us!

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.


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