• Research Chemist I - Food Solutions

    Job Location(s) SG
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    Nutritional Chemistry
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  • Job Overview

    Interested in working with the leading Food Manufactuers? Interested in the product development and product integrity process from a Chemist point of view? Apply to Covance and apply your skills in our Food Solutions division.

    • Organizes, conducts and evaluates analytical results and testing independently in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOP’s and regulatory agency guidelines.
    • Documents work, maintains study documentation and laboratory records.
    • Independently sets-up, maintains, operates, and performs routine and non-routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and software, including problem identification and resolution.
    • Leads project meetings, plans, monitors and guides project work,
    • Performs peer review and QC review of data,
    • Performs assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively completes multiple assignments.
    • Promotes and contributes to a cohesive team environment and maintains a positive attitude. Plans individual workload in coordination with team members and plans team workload in coordination with supervisors or managers
    • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment
    • Understands data generated, and history of methods.
    • Recognizes deviations from normal results and informs Study Director, Principal Investigator, and/or management of any problems and/or deviations that may affect the integrity of the data and drives corrective action of problems.
    • Identifies problems and performs modifications in test methods or procedures.
    • Helps develop new procedures as needed or directed.
    • Understands chemistry of all steps of multiple assays.
    • Initiates, drives, implements and directs others in process improvement initiatives.
    • Completes all required training courses.
    • Trains, mentors, and assists less experienced staff.
    • Sets up and performs optimization, and validation of various analytes in a variety of matrices, and assists in method development.
    • Participates / leads client visits as needed, and communicates technical information.
    • Evaluates data for incorporation into written reports.
    • Writes reports, methods, protocols, and SOPs, and evaluates suggestions for modifications to test methods and procedures.
    • Knowledge of departmental procedures and policies. May assist in modifications to these procedures and policies.
    • Effectively plans and utilizes personnel and resources for timely completion of assigned projects.
    • Drives the assessment and qualification of new equipment and instrumentation as appropriate.
    • Assures technical staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
    • Viewed as a resource across NCFS.
    • Transfers, sets up and performs complex analyses using unfamiliar or new methods, utilizing NCFS resources including scientific guidance as needed.
    • Designs and independently conducts tests for chemistry projects and provide initial analysis.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    • BS/BA degree in science plus at least 5-8 years of previous laboratory experience. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
    • Experience with use and trouble shooting of analytical equipment.
    • Basic knowledge of computers and software programs.
    • Familiar with the use of standard laboratory equipment.
    • Effective communication (verbal and written), presentation and interpersonal skills.


    • 5-8 years of related experience


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