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US|R&D Asst Scientist-Contractor
Ref No.: 18-14404
Location: White Plains, New York
Conducts chemical and physical lab analyses to determine the composition and properties of foods and beverages, raw materials or ingredients, and packaging materials for research or quality assurance programs

. Assists in the processing of samples to a condition ready for analysis. Records and reports data in LIMS system.
Provides support to chemist in analytical sciences and executes predefined analytical protocols in a research setting. Tasks will include sample preparation, instrument operation, sample analysis, and data collection.
itical Competencies: • Work in a group and closely with the scientist responsible for the assigned analytical techniques. • Is a quick learner, flexible and able to multi-task dependent on the types of work that the department supports at the time. • Must be very familiar with and understand, follow, and execute all GLP and lab safety practices. • Must understand and follow safe handling of hazardous chemicals and have an appreciation of the normal hazards associated with laboratory work. • Knowledgeable in multiple analytical techniques, including HPLC, and wet chemistry methods. • Must keep neat, orderly, and complete records; be able to perform basic mathematical calculations, and be able to prepare graphs and tables using appropriate computer software

Additional Job Details:
B.S. or M.S. in Chemistry; 1-2 years (or more) experience in a research and/or laboratory setting preferred but not essential. Experience with chromatography, especially GC-MS, is a plus. Familiarity with analytical techniques (i.e. weighing samples, pipetting, preparing solutions, etc.) and basic lab safety practices. Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Good oral and written communication skills, including efficient data recording into an electronic lab notebook. Physical requirement - Ability to work in a lab environment on feet.