The experienced Microbiology Research Scientist is in a position of responsibility reporting to the Director of R&D. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for tracking the progress of all activities of the laboratory and working towards improving the efficiency of the laboratory while maintaining high quality standards. They should be familiar and able to perform all methodologies used in the laboratory as well as the performance of any testing necessary as part of standard and innovation projects. They will be responsible to the Director for maintaining the timelines, budgets, and deliverables for the activities of the laboratory and recommend any necessary investments or maintenance needed to maintain the laboratory. They will need to monitor current developments in food safety Microbiology as it applies to the food processing and dairy farm environments and recommend innovative technologies that may lead to new products or add value to existing products.
Microbiology, Environmental monitoring, Microbiome, cell culture
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Additional Skills & Qualifications:
Comprehensive knowledge of the sources of microbial contamination in the food processing environment and recommended steps to control and prevention.
Mode of action of common active ingredients in disinfectants, sanitizers and preservatives and the knowledge to assist Product Development Chemists in choosing appropriate active ingredients.
Working knowledge of FDA, EPA and BPR regulations regarding the approval requirements for surface sanitizers and disinfectants.
Ability to work well in a team environment as a member of a multi-disciplinary project development team
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