Applications are invited for the position of Analytical Performance Scientist at the Danone North America Analytical Performance Center! We are looking for an experienced bioinformatician with a background in microbiology and food science. To apply, please follow this link.
Date: Oct 10, 2018
Location: Louisville, CO, US
USD - Dannon in ESSENTIAL DAIRY & PLANT-BASED is looking for a Analytical Performance Scientist in Louisville, Colorado.
With our global presence, brands and business within our mission,bringing health through food to as many people as possible; we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance. Take this opportunity to GROW together!
We're a company dedicated wholly to achieving health through food. We want our mission to benefit people of every age, in every social and cultural environment and in every part of the world - as many people as possible. With our pioneering dairy and plant based products, Dannon yogurt and Silk Almond Milk for example, Danone NA has made healthy, alternative food choices mainstream. We are inspiring consumers to select healthier food & beverage choices. At heart, we are creators, engaged in the making of a new kind of Food Company. We are unique in possessing both the creativity and the scale to meet and shape the world's emerging needs to help define the future of food.
As we experience growth, and as our portfolio of products grows, we maintain a constant focus on our environmental and social responsibilities. We pursue reductions against waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions throughout our operations, focusing on our plants and our company owned farms. We are also champions for food security, lending our support to national hunger relief organizations and those that operate in our local communities.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Analytical Performance Scientist is responsible for program management, experimental design, method development, mentorship of junior staff, and providing support to Danone NA plant labs. The candidate must ensure and provide metrics of accurate and precise results. The Analytical Performance Scientist is also responsible for maintaining the Laboratory Quality Management system according to ISO 17025. The Analytical Performance Scientist will support performance, audit, systems (laboratory technology), continuous improvement, and value capture projects.
SCOPE OF ROLE: The Analytical Performance Scientist and other team members will support all manufacturing facilities that produce Danone NA food products with emphasis on company-owned facilities. As needed, the team will also engage in activities with equipment manufacturers, vendors, industry colleagues, and regulatory agencies.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Chemistry and or microbiology testing • Program and project management • Experimental design and method development • Maintain department intranet site • Connect with external partners for sequencing program development • Write and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) • Write and or review of microbiology and or chemistry reports • Short-term and or long-term research projects which may include validation/verification studies • Data analysis and interpretation • Maintain laboratory instrumentation, controls, and inventory • Participate in required proficiency based testing and ensure compliance • Troubleshoot testing challenges and drive continuous improvement to come to a resolution / corrective and preventive actions • Enforce and improve the Chemical Hygiene Plan • Support the manufacturing facilities with routine, analytical testing • Maintain compliance to our Quality System through the performance of accurate and precise methods, including sensory on a variety of food product platforms: dairy/non- dairy/plant-based food and beverages • Provide purchasing support • Backup support for Core LIMS data management system
PREFERRED CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: • B.S. in Analytical Chemistry/Chemistry/Food Science/Microbiology/Bioinformatics or related field with 5-10 years of experience • M.S. in Analytical Chemistry/Chemistry/Food Science/Microbiology/Bioformatics or related field with 3-5 years of experience • Prefer mid- to high- proficiency with Infrared (FOSS/Delta) analysis, calibrations, and maintenance (high proficiency/experience in this area may substitute years of experience noted above) • Prefer mid- to high- proficiency in HPLC and FID analysis, maintenance, and method development • Prefer mid- to high- proficiency with D-count, Bactiflow, Next Gen Sequencing (& bioinformatics), plating, and PCR methods • Prefer mid- to high- experience with LIMS-based systems, InfinityQS, plant PLC computers, and plant equipment • Prefer experience in Laboratory Quality Systems (i.e. ISO 17025:2005) • Ability to travel ~5-15%
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Self-motivated, highly organized, ability to multi-task, customer service & team oriented, excellent communication skills, effective at time management, and positive approach to business challenges • Understanding of Good laboratory practice standards (GLP) • Proficient in data analysis/excellent record keeping/documentation • Proficient in technical writing • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team • Must have proficiency with personal computers, Microsoft Office tools, and laboratory instrumentation
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About Danone North America
Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. Danone North America was formed as a Public Benefit Corporation in 2017 to nourish people, communities and the world through its diverse portfolio of healthful dairy- and plant-based products, coffee creamers and beverages. Its portfolio of brands includes: Activia®, DanActive®, Danimals®, Dannon®, Danonino®, Danone®, Earthbound Farm®, Horizon Organic® premium dairy products, International Delight® coffee creamers and iced coffee, Light & Fit®, Oikos® Greek yogurt, Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, So Delicious® Dairy Free, Vega® and Wallaby® Organic. The mission of the Company is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. For more information, please visit DanoneNorthAmerica.com.
Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.