Innovation Method Development Senior Scientist, Analytical Sciences

    • Evansville, IN

Innovation Method Development Senior 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. Generates 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. Provides technical leadership within the laboratory to resolve methodology and instrumentation issues, including instrument maintenance and repair support. 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 strongly preferred. Demonstrated and substantial experience in analytical method development and validation required related to the food category. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, especially related to analytical chemistry and application in method implementation, development, and/or validation is required. Hands-on method development and instrumentation experience with multiple analytical platforms such as HPLC, GC, and LC-MS/MS is strongly 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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