Principal Scientist Group Leader - Sensory Science job Winston-Salem North Carol
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Principal Scientist Group Leader - Sensory Science Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8320949
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina Date Posted: 1/10/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Science/Research
Job Code: 15261

Job Description:

Principal Sensory Scientist Group Leader - Sensory Science

Employee Responsibilities:

  • Development of training programs for multiple product categories

  • Development of procedures and methodologies.

  • Collaborate with business partners to ensure alignment across organization

  • Modify supporting lab procedures as needed and document supporting work instructions

  • Establishing panel performance metrics and monitoring it throughout the year

  • Establish standards for testing and help manage demand/ need for upcoming projects

  • Document and create work instructions to support program

  • Writes, edits and updates SOPs, WI and other documentations

  • Documents results appropriately in notebooks, LIMS, or on testing forms

  • Applies GMP/GLP/ISO 17025 compliance standards in all areas of responsibility, as appropriate

  • Keeps accurate records, follows instructions, and complies with company policies

  • Recognizes errors, identifies root causes, and applies process improvements

  • Tracking panel performance and providing feedback to panelists

  • Assisting technicians as needed to prepare and serve samples to the panel according to instructions.

  • Screening, training, and panel refreshing

  • Assist with creating test ballots (paper or computer), and running basic statistical analyses

  • Assist or drive sensory report write up and make recommendations as needed

  • Present program changes as needed

  • As needed and requested by client, perform development, optimization, and validation of methods in support of sensory evaluation work.

  • Demonstrates strong client service skills, teamwork, and collaboration

  • Maintains working areas appropriately (cleaning, disinfecting, etc…)

  • Possesses strong computer, scientific, quality orientation, and organizational skills

  • Provides clear feedback

  • Communicates (oral and written) effectively and shows attention to detail

  • Uses self-motivation, adaptability, sound decision making, and positive attitude


  • Ensures that the quality policy program, client expectation and policies are understood, implemented, and maintained at all levels of the organization; identifies, prevents, or corrects any departures from the quality system

  • Develops and implements operational improvements

  • Coaches, trains, and develops others within the group with respect to their personal development and effective implementation of operational improvements

  • Coordinates workflow and performs daily monitoring to meet TAT

  • Conducts semiannual performance reviews, interviews applicants, keeps training records up to date for assigned employees, performs succession planning in preparation for growth

  • Confronts and addresses problems, concerns, and performance issues

  • Coaches and develops individual and team to maximize performance

  • Fosters motivation and positive morale

  • Monitors and approves employees' time worked through time-entry system

  • Expands self-awareness and develops leadership skills as defined; attends applicable leadership training based on identified needs

  • Performs and/or assigns other duties as requested to ensure smooth operation of department

  • Calculates, evaluates, reviews, approves, and properly communicates data verbally and in written format to management and client

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in chemistry; Master or Doctorate degree preferred

  • At least five years in-depth technical experience in laboratory in chemistry or related scientific discipline

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

What we offer:

  • 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

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Winston Salem, North Carolina are encouraged to apply.

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Professional Scientific Services (PSS) is a global, award-winning insourcing solution that places our people at our clients' site dedicated to running and managing laboratory services while eliminating headcount, co-employment and project-management worries.

We infuse our 55-year track record of scientific and laboratory operations expertise, as well as HR and great place to work best practices, to recruit, hire, train and manage highly qualified scientists to perform laboratory services using our client's quality systems and equipment.

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

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Eurofins Scientific, Inc. Company Type:
Company: Eurofins Scientific, Inc.

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