Research Scientist San Antonio, TX


San Antonio, Texas








The Research Scientist is responsible for the supervision of the Special Projects department. The function of this position is to supervise laboratory operations performing testing of food products and environmental samples. This position is responsible for application and evaluation of approved techniques and methodologies used in analysis of food products. This individual has frequent contact with the client base as well as review, reporting and interpretation of laboratory results in collaboration with the management team. Responsible for overseeing of daily workload and staffing placements in Special Projects while working closely with the Laboratory Manager and Assistant Laboratory Manager.




         Supervise laboratory operations to maintain quality and efficiency as they apply to the Laboratory area

         Accurately perform and interpret test results, notifying the Laboratory Manager of deviations

         Supervise training of new and current laboratory personnel in laboratory procedures and protocols as authorized

         Provided feedback for and participate in laboratory personnel reviews

         Supervise quality control procedures and documentation to support compliance with ISO 17025 guidelines

         Participate as an interface for the laboratory client base related to communication of results generated in the pathogen laboratory

         Assist in the communication of all log entries

         Assist in inventory maintenance

         Travel is required and at the discretion of management

         Supervise non-routine projects as assigned

         Perform other duties as assigned




         BS degree in Life Science, or related field

         Masters in Life Science, or related field preferred

         Two years of analytical laboratory experience

         Working knowledge of aseptic sampling technique, automated lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures

         Familiarity with GMP , OSHA guidelines, FDA, BAM, APHA, and Compendium methods and procedure

         Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory

         Or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Travel is required and at the discretion of managment

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