Associate Scientist - Food
Science – Middleboro, MA
Salary:Not Specified Why?
Research & Development
For 75 years, Ocean Spray?s logo has been an
enduring symbol of what we stand for?Taste, health
& heritage. We are an agricultural cooperative formed in 1930 by three
cranberry growers who shared a common goal of expanding the market for their
crop. In addition, we are North America?s leading
producer of shelf-stable juice drinks, and continue to be the best-selling
brand name in this category since 1981.
At Ocean Spray we understand the value of working together, while knowing
each individual plays a vital role in the company?s
success. Our business has always been and continues to be built on people
from different backgrounds, coming together for a common goal. The same sense
of opportunity, resourcefulness and innovation on which the Cooperative was
founded is what drives Ocean Spray today!
The Research and Development Department at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. is
looking to hire an entry level Associate Scientist with a primary
focus of supporting the analytical laboratory - conducting food analytical
testing of incoming ingredients and products. The Associate Scientist will be
responsible for the timely testing of ingredient samples submitted for
evaluation, including safety, authenticity, quality and physical parameters,
and for sample and data management.
This person will also be assisting in other laboratory analyses in the
pursuit of overall operational efficiency, such as in the evaluation of
corporate quality and product development projects, and general laboratory
administration. Familiarity with standard sample preparation protocols,
general laboratory procedures and the operation of modern laboratory
instrumentation and associated data processing systems including HPLC and IC
Minimum Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements:
Bachelor?s degree in food science, chemistry or
related field and at least 1 year of food science/analytical laboratory
experience is required. Master?s
degree would be beneficial. Industry or food laboratory experience is a
Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word and
Excel. The ability to work well with all levels of the organization from shop
floor to senior management is mandatory. Statistical analysis knowledge is an
Candidates must be Competent in:
Data Management: Utilizes data collection, analysis, maintenance,
application, and refinement methods to make fact-based decisions and
Problem Solving/Analysis: Systematically identifies, analyzes, and
solves issues and problems to reach optimum solutions in a timely manner.
Design/Preliminary Development: Identify and develop technically
feasible prototypes that meet consumer and/or operational objectives.
Technical Communications: Communicates complex information in both
written and verbal form to audiences of differing technical understanding.
This may be internal and external customers; i.e.
Accountability and Follow Through: Holds self and others accountable
to stated goals and objectives and drives the completion of projects and
Project Management: Designs, plans and manages projects to deliver
value added solutions within defined time and cost parameters.
Teamwork and Integration: Shares and achieves common goals with
internal and/or external teams.
Leadership: Proactive in generating and communicating ideas and
information to peers and functional management. Leading by example, follow
proper procedures as detailed in the operating guidelines and principles.