Research Scientist – Microbiologist/Food
Employees in this position will provide leadership with regards to continued compliance towards food safety and FSMA (FSP) programs. They will also lead our efforts towards validation protocols (Micro Testing and Kill Steps) and supporting our internal micro labs and external labs. Typical duties of a Research Scientist include:Continue the implementation and improvement of our food safety and FSMA programs.Train and develop site employees on food safety and FSMA programs.Design validation studies for microbiological CCP???s. Support/lead food safety incident investigations. Drive continuous improvement of our microorganism???s management programs (EMP???s) and facility upgrades.Monitor and provide leadership for our (Micro Reliability Improvement (MRI) Program.Lead/Support special projects as neededWork closely with business and technical resources.Prioritize work to meet time line goals with focus on facilitation of issue resolution. Investigate micro quality related customer complaints through coordination of multiple groups/associates.Lead Customer first request (customer communication) related to microbiological questions.Work with suppliers on new micro technologies and IT programs to support new technology.Qualifications:Bachelor???s degree in a microbiological Science (Master's preferred) Ten (10) years of progressive experience in a microbiological role. Also, some of that time needs to be in a manufacturing environment OR Five (5) years of microbiological experience with five (5) years of quality leadership. Also, some of that time needs to be in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of:Excel, Word, Minitab, SAP and Lotus Notes. StatisticsFood safety and GMP requirements Ability to:Lead projects and deliver results on schedule.Formulate strategy and translate into practical planning tasksGather data, prioritize work, organize ideas and lead projects to meet timelinesAssist with assessment of technical and business risk, develop appropriate mitigation strategiesCommunicate effectively orally and in writing with a wide variety of peopleAssess and facilitate issue resolution; escalate attention when necessary.Identify and verify critical tasks are completeWork accurately with appropriate sense of urgencyWork independently with minimal supervisionSkill in:Project management techniques and practicesTeamwork and collaboration Ability to travel 30-40% of the time.Apply for this job.