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Research Scientist - LC/MS

Requisition ID 24770
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Research and Development 
Recruiter #LI-MQ1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Where you'll work

Our Beloit, WI location is home to our Corporate Headquarters for the North American Region. This location has approximately 700 employees at this location that in roles such as regulatory, RD&A, finance, procurement, supply chain and customer care. It is easily commutable from the Rockford, Madison, and Milwaukee areas. You'll enjoy your time inside and outside of the office as we offer a full cafeteria, fitness center, and beautiful walking paths around the campus. This location is involved and committed to giving back to the community multiple times throughout the year through our Kerry Employee Engagement Program volunteering with various organizations.

What you'll do

The primary responsibilities of this role, Liquid Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) RD&A Scientist, are to:

  • Independently, or work closely with other scientists to develop Liquid Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) methods to do qualification or quantification analysis on target or unknown compounds from different origins.
  • Independently run the LC-MS analysis method on instrument including  preparation of samples and solvents, LC and MS condition optimizing and parameters setting up.
  • Independently use the related software to organize, summarize and interpret the obtained LC-MS data.
  • Independently conduct data screening for compounds identification.
  • Taste modulation products development from ideation to scale up.
  • Participate in the sensory-guided fractionation of food extracts to isolate and identify active fractions.
  • Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.

What you'll need to be successful

  • Strong research track record in large molecules mass spectrometry including proteins, peptides, saccharides, oligosaccharides and lipids. 
  • Masters or Ph.D in Analytical chemistry, Food chemistry or related science.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in utilizing LC-MS for targeted and nontargeted method development, data interpretation, and reporting.
  • Well-developed laboratory techniques skills; Bench skills in isolation of proteins, lipids, and small molecules and their characterization using LC and MS.
  • Experience in protein identification software including PEAKS, Progenesis, Mascot, skyline, etc.
  • Experience in protein sequence database and other database for compounds identification.
  • Basic experience in lipid ID software like Simlipid, metaboanalyst etc is a plus.
  • Familiarity with a programming language (e.g., Python, R, C++) is a bonus
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Madison

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