Director, Chemistry Method Development

Description Overview This position is responsible for the development of chemistry methods for the analysis of nutrients and additional compounds in food products, food ingredients, dietary supplements, and animal feeds. This position also provides assistance to others in the organization within area of expertise. Job Duties Identify analytical methods to expand and improve the scope of analytical chemistry testing services offered by the company. Represent the company through active participation in relevant external trade and scientific organizations Design and perform experiments utilizing a wide range of extraction protocols and detection systems for the development and subsequent validation or verification of new chemistry methods. Evaluate data during all stages of method development and recommend next steps in the validation or verification of method. Complete the development and validation/verification of methods in expected timelines. Supply written reports and all relevant supporting data to appropriate company executives. Support client requests on data interpretation as needed. Work with business units and external laboratories on method validation projects. Perform analytical method troubleshooting for methods within the areas of expertise. Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process. This position has the responsibility and authority to initiate action to prevent or minimize departures from the quality system or test procedures. This authority includes addressing resource needs to properly address issues such as client turn-around time requirements, overtime limits, employee turnover, and work stoppage to assure the appropriate type and amount of materials are ready and available for use. Perform other related duties as needed.  Position Requirements Requirements This position requires a broad knowledge of chemistry technologies and procedures, typically obtained from an advanced degree or equivalent experience, to explore, develop, assess, and maintain analytical methods consistent with company goals. Problem solving skills are necessary to evaluate issues in the methods and identify solutions. A broad knowledge of laboratory protocols and instruments, including analyses extraction & clean-up protocols, liquid and gas chromatography with a full range of detection (notably mass spectrometry), and Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy, is required. A broad knowledge of mathematics and statistical analysis is necessary to properly evaluate data. Oral and written communication skills are necessary to communicate information on method status, to transfer knowledge to other personnel in the company, and to assist clients. Good computer skills are necessary to provide or record information in various formats. A broad knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies is necessary to ensure a safe working environment. A general knowledge of the company's Laboratory Information Management System is required.
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