Principal Scientist (Group Leader, Sensory Lab) at Eurofins

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina





Job Description:



Company Description



Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.


The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.


In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.


In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.



Job Description




Principal Chemist Group Leader - Sensory- responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following
:





  • Technical lead with overall responsibility for descriptive, expert and difference testing:

  • Oversees experimental design, test programming in Compusense or equivalent sensory software, product procurement and regulatory paperwork, completion of testing, analysis and reporting

  • Work directly with external clients to set project timelines and fulfill requests

  • Ability to deliver clear insights through analyzing multiple/complex data sets.

  • Work directly with client R&D, global sensory, marketing and quality stakeholders as a sensory subject matter expert:

  • Manage a team of sensory scientists and lab technicians to ensure testing is completed on time and according to the test design:

  • Supervise others in performing client's service requirements

  • Conduct semiannual performance reviews, interview applicants, keep training records up to date for assigned employees, perform succession planning in preparation for growth

  • Coach and develop individual and team to maximize performance

  • Monitor and approve employees' time worked through time-entry system

  • Recruit, train and monitor panelist performance for 5+ sensory panels of 100+ panelists to ensure quality of sensory data

  • Ensure adherence to client's global panel performance standards

  • Willingness to learn and utilize established client analyses in software such as R software, XLStat

  • Perform work for both routine and non-routine work as specified by separate and applicable technical job description for individual

  • Develop and implement operational improvements

  • Coach, train, and develop others within the group with respect to their personal development and effective implementation of operational improvements

  • Coordinate workflow and perform daily monitoring to meet TAT

  • Confront and address problems, concerns, and performance issues

  • Support and promote company policies and procedures

  • Perform and/or assign other duties as requested to ensure smooth operation of department

  • Perform all functions in support of and in compliance with all state and federal employment regulations

  • Applies GMP/GLP in all areas of responsibility, as appropriate

  • Meets all quality and productivity metrics and demonstrates strong teamwork and collaboration

  • Performs other duties as assigned




Qualifications



  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Sensory Science, Market Research, Statistics or related science (i.e. Chemistry) required

  • Master's or Doctoral Degree in Food Science, Sensory Science, Market Research, Psychology, Statistics or related science preferred

  • At least 10-15 years related experience in sensory.

  • At least 3-5 years in leadership

  • Online Sensory Program Certificate




Additional Information



  • Position is full-time, Monday- Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM overtime as needed.

  • Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Winston-Salem, NC are encouraged to apply.

  • Excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options

  • Life and disability insurance

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Paid vacation and holidays



  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship


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Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.


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