Offers “DANONE”

44 days agoDANONE

Analytical Performance Associate Scientist

  • Louisville, USA

Job description


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About the job

The Danone North America Analytical Performance Center (APC) delivers productivity and efficiency to manufacturing and R&I by leveraging an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. We provide four areas of expertise: Reference Chemistry with Infrared, Rapid Microbiology, Allergens, and Sequencing with Bioinformatics. We are in the process of growing and adding programs to expand our food and beverage testing portfolio. We provide a competitive advantage to Danone with our plant-based methods and drive excellence with our dairy methods. This team also supports corporate DNA and international teams, where needed.


Under moderate supervision, the Analytical Performance Associate Scientist will be primarily positioned to support reference chemistry and infrared programs and projects. When needed, the candidate will provide backup support for microbiology programs and projects. The candidate will also contribute to the development of experimental designs and methods, assess equipment, write and review reports, and contribute to internal training and audits. The Analytical Performance Associate Scientist/Scientist role is a backup and potential successor to the Analytical Performance Manager roles.


All team members work together to maintain the quality management system according to ISO 17025 requirements for scope and non-scope methods along with general condition of the laboratory. Within 6-months from hire or from the assignment of new responsibilities, the candidate will pass proficiency testing and training to become a certified analyst under the ISO 17025 accreditation.


We work with external laboratories, vendors, and universities to provide expert level support. The candidate will be responsible for sending samples for testing, reviewing results, and troubleshooting with our external partners. The candidate is responsible for supporting innovation, corrective action, training, and efficiency meetings with our partners, internal stakeholders, and leadership teams.


The base compensation range for this position is $57,000-86,000   commensurate with experience. Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options.To give our employees flexibility, Danone is a hybrid work environment.


About you


Education and Experience:

• B.S. in Analytical Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Food Technology or related field with 0-5 years of experience

• Proficient in ISO 17025 A2LA scope methods (specific to the APC)

• Proficient in LGC methods (specific to Analytical Excellence)

• Ability to travel 5 to 10%



• M.S. in Analytical Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Food Technology or related field with 0-3 years of experience

• Experience with dairy and plant-based matrices

• Experience with chromatography (i.e., HPLC – RID/DAD, MS)

• Experience with reference chemistry (i.e., fat, solids, protein, ash, carbs by calculation, titratable acidity, particle size, viscosity)

• Experience with infrared systems and model adjustments (i.e., FTIR, NIR, FTNIR)

• Experience with allergen lateral flow devices and ELISA kits

• Experience with sequencing techniques (i.e., PCR, Next Generation)

• Experience with rapid microbiology tools (i.e., Petrifilm plating, flow cytometry, ATP methods)

• Experience with systems and tools (Salesforce – audits, ETQ – document management, LIMS – data management, Neogen Analytics – environmental monitoring, Smart Sheets – inventory management, Gage Pack – equipment management, Readers – 3M, IUL, Remote – Foss Manager, Net Plus, Base Space, Bomgar, Projects – Share Point, Power BI, Asana)

• Experience with maintaining accredited quality management systems (i.e., ISO 17025, API)



• 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) and chemical hygiene requirements

• 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, shared applications, and laboratory instrumentation

About us

At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corps ™ in the world , working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU .


Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

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