The Analytical Chemist’s primary responsibility will be to perform analytical testing of volatile and non-volatile components in foods, beverages, flavors, extracts and essences, in addition to supporting development and validation of methods for testing thereof. The role will heavily support various cross functional departments within the company including Research & Development, Quality Control and Operations. The role requires entry level knowledge of advanced analytical techniques used in the food and flavor industry and will involve collaboration with international colleagues.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Perform analytical testing of volatile and non-volatile components in foods, beverages, flavors, extracts and essences using GC-FID/MS and HPLC
Support development, optimization, and validation of analytical testing methods. Prepare SOP’s and reports as needed
Carry out routine checks and, under supervision, perform regular maintenance on analytical instrumentation
Design and execute laboratory experiments as instructed by manager
Analyze experimental results and generate technical reports
Clearly communicate findings to key stakeholders throughout all project phases
Maintain detailed records of experimental materials, methods and results
Required Skills and Experience:
BS degree or higher in Analytical Chemistry, Food Science or related discipline
1+ years’ experience in food / flavor industry with practical application of scientific methods
Demonstrated experience working with analytical instrumentation is beneficial, particularly GC-FID/MS and HPLC
Knowledge of laboratory terminology, equipment, materials, procedures, and fundamental methods related to flavor chemistry and food science
Ability to use scientific principles to solve problems and to determine the tools, equipment and methods needed to complete assigned tasks
Ability to adapt to changing priorities and support multiple projects within any given day
Must be able to work accurately, efficiently and using good laboratory practices
Strong analytical acumen, organization skills and attention to detail
Positive attitude, team player, self-starter, and able to communicate thoughts and ideas effectively
Synergy Flavors is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of flavorings, extracts and essences, with a truly global footprint. With extensive experience across food, beverage and nutritional products industries, we develop high quality taste solutions which inspire innovation and can help you stay one step ahead of the competition.
Combining a long heritage of flavor development with proprietary extraction technology, we blend art and science to create an exceptional array of tastes. Investing continuously in our R&D and technical capabilities, our commitment to analytical and sensory innovation ensures we are always on hand to deliver the latest market insights and flavor breakthroughs.
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