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Flavor Chemist


Lab Services / technicians

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Current opening for a Research Assistant within our Nutritional Chemistry and Food Safety Lab in Battle Creek, MI.

As a Research Assistant you will:

• Organizes and conducts routine analyses independently and in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOPs and regulatory agency guidelines
• Documents work and maintains study documentation and laboratory records
• Independently able to use and perform basic troubleshooting of laboratory equipment and software appropriate for assigned tasks, while learning to perform routine and non-routine maintenance
• Provides input and participates in project meetings as needed
• Performs peer review and QC review of data
• Performs assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively completes multiple assignments.
• Contributes to a cohesive team environment and maintains a positive attitude. Plans individual workload in coordination with team members.
• Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment
• Understands data generated, and history of methods.
• Recognizes deviations from normal results and inform Study Director, Principal Investigator, and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and participates in corrective action of problems.
• Identifies problems, determines appropriate actions, and implements solutions with support or independently as appropriate.
• Able to adapt to new procedures or particular needs as directed.
• Able to identify critical steps in an assay.
• Leads process improvement initiatives.
• Completes all required training courses.
• Trains and assists less experienced staff
• May assist in optimizing and validating methods for a variety of matrices
• Participates in client visits or calls as needed
• Learns to write text for reports, methods and, or protocols
• Knowledge of departmental procedures and policies
• Viewed as a resource within their team
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Laboratory experience may be substituted for degree)

Experience Required:

• 1.5 - 2 years experience in food science or related field preferred

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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