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R&D Associate Scientist - Taste Technology

PepsiCo

Date: Dec 2, 2013

Location: Valhalla, NY, USA

Executes experiments in the area of Taste Technology to deliver break through technical insights for enabling optimized sweet taste experiences across the beverage and food portfolio. Sets up sensory and chemical experiments Candidate will work with internal resources, long term research and business partners to deliver significant business impact.

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Executes sensory and chemical experiments

 

 

         Executes experiments according to written protocol

 

         Works safely and with respect to others

 

         Sets experiments, acquire results, compile and document with minimal supervision

 

 

2. Captures accurate data

 

 

         Works diligently to capture accurate data in notebook and documentation system

 

         Interprets and graphs analytical data from the analytical group and presents insights from results to supervisors

 

 

3. Critical Thinking

 

 

         Identifies ways to improve protocols and communicate ideas clearly with supervisors

 

         Identifies outlier results and brings them to the attention of supervisors

 

 

4. Works in team

 

 

         Prioritize work with other team members

 

         Helps other team members be successful

 

 

Key Challenges

 

 

         Ability to work independently, set up own experiments and communicate results effectively

 

         Ability to translate research into practical solutions to improve taste

 

         Ability to leverage and integrate internal and external resources to drive results

 

         Ability to manage, balance, and prioritize with other team members

 

         Ability to change priorities and to help where help is needed.

 

         Ability to work quickly, accurately and safely.

 

         Ability to clearly articulate experiment results to supervisors and share insight with stakeholders

 

 

Critical Competencies

 

 

         Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

 

         Excellent technical writing skills

 

         Excellent data management, lab notebook maintenance and organizational skills

 

         Technical background in food chemistry.

 

         Good understanding of analytical chemistry

 

         Effective team player

 

 

Qualifications:

 

 

         B.S. in Chemistry, Food Science or a related field with 2+ year experience in basic laboratory skills.

 

         Knowledge of sensory and analytical chemistry is a plus.

 

         Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated by the ability to positively influence others.

 

         Demonstrated ability to manage priorities and multi-task.

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employment M/F/D/V

Ref: 38434BR

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