Innovation Method Development Scientist, Analytical Sciences

    • Evansville, IN

Innovation Method Development Scientist, Analytical Sciences

Job Description:

Proactively identifies and executes strategic analytical method development and validation initiatives to support early innovation projects, human milk research, and key quality objectives. Active participant on project teams as an Analytical Sciences representative who delivers timely responses regarding analytical questions, project deliverables, and on-going analytical support. Identifies areas of improvements for analytical methodology through utilization of new technologies and instrumentation, implementation of method validation and transfer practices, and effective networking with the internal MJN analytical community as well as external experts. Contributes to technical hypotheses regarding analytical capabilities and develops protocols to test those hypotheses. Efficiently creates and executes method validation protocols to ensure developed methods are compliant against all internal criteria. Performs instrument maintenance and repair support while building knowledge and understanding of troubleshooting methodology and instrumentation issues. Effectively communicates scientific knowledge and information to technical and non-technical audiences at multiple levels through a variety of internal and external facing formats.


B.S. in Chemistry or other relevant science degree is required. M.S. or Ph.D. in analytical chemistry is preferred. Demonstrated experience in analytical method development and validation related to the food category is preferred. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, especially related to analytical chemistry and application in method implementation, development, and/or validation is preferred. Analytical experience and technical knowledge with a wide variety of analytical platforms such as GC, HPLC and LC-MS/MS is highly preferred. Experience working on cross functional teams within a broader organization preferred. Adherence to all established safety guidelines and SOPs is required. This position may potentially require the individual to work with chemical or physical agents which may pose health or safety hazards if improperly handled.

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