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GFSC-Laboratory Scientist




A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Key Responsibilities
The Laboratory scientist ensures delivery of an efficient and effective laboratory service and facility. As a dedicated expert, the lab scientist is fully responsible for day to day laboratory operations and delivery of laboratory science as defined by the research plan, which includes:
1.Support research projects - 80%
Support research scientists with development and deployment of lab technologies and methods according to project requirements.
Responsible for methods validation, trouble shooting, and implementation.
Work closely with research scientists or independently to ensure milestones achieved efficiently.
Identify alternative laboratory methods or opportunities for method optimization.
Work on multiple research projects, potentially in both analytical and microbiological food safety research area.
Allocate time appropriately as defined by project priorities.
Responsible for the establishing and maintaining technical documents, records and SOPs, review and update according to the project progress.
Ensure that all SOPs are adequately implemented in the laboratory and that all users are appropriately trained.
Coach and train lab assistants to learn technical skills as needed.
Responsible for identify the technical risks and setup related prevention and control processes.
2.Process accordance – 20%
Support the laboratory manager with establishment, implementation and continuous improvement of the laboratory health, safety and environment (HSE) management system and laboratory quality management system to meet Mars HSE and QMP standards. 
Support internal and external ¬audit processes.  Ensure appropriate records management in line with required processes.
Communicate and cooperate closely with the lab manager to ensure efficient and high quality implementation of projects in progress according to the set goals. Ensure project status is clearly communicated and optimized accordingly.


1.Minimum qualification: Bachelor’s degree or higher in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, food science, food chemistry, or similar disciplines.
2. A minimum of 3 years of industrial experience working in a chemistry, food chemistry, or food microbiology lab 
3. Multiple capabilities in food testing, food analysis, and related equipment operation skills
4. Operational capability of multiple advanced instrument is preferred
5. Fluent in oral and written English and Mandarin
6. Experience of working as part of a team, working together on multiple projects
7. Must demonstrate willingness and ability to learn new technical skills


RN: 22


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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