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Laboratory Technician (Scientist)

LOCATION: 

Lewisburg, OH, US, 45338

JOB CATEGORY:  R&D
REQUISITION NUMBER:  189954

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.

 

Purpose
Responsibility for implementing a number of experimental procedures including perspective lab analysis in order to fulfil the appropriate components of the research plan.  These activities must be performed to high standards and high quality so as to ensure data generated is appropriate for publication and presentation to the business as well as the wider scientific community.


Responsibilities

  • Run existing methodologies in the laboratory in adherence to Mars/Waltham/One Science standard of laboratory practice in order to provide data for delivery of the research plan.
  • Support the Research Scientists in the validation of new methodologies. Provide input for the development, refinement and troubleshooting of relevant methodologies.
  • Ensure regular communication to the Research Scientist(s) of all information relevant to progress of the research.
  • Maintain an accurate and detailed electronic laboratory notebook for all experimental work according to Mars/Waltham/One Science guidelines.
  • Ensure provision of resource required for performing appropriate experimental procedures, for example ordering consumables and sourcing other research materials.

 
Context and Scope

  • Experience in the application of a number of scientific procedures for delivery of their areas of the research plan. The experimental methods in use will often be technically demanding requiring considerable attention to detail with ability to understand and apply the methods efficiently and effectively is of considerable importance. 
  • Some responsibility in prioritizing the use of time and experimental procedures to be carried out following discussion with the Research Scientist.  The individual will be required to think independently and show sound judgement in the application of experimental work.
  • Need to solve day-to-day problems and undertake new method development with the Research Scientists. Develop a basic level of understanding of the research area in which they are operating in order to improve their appreciation of the work performed. It will be necessary for the jobholder to apply their knowledge and expertise to a number of research projects.
  • Collect and perform basic processing of data prior to presenting the data to the Laboratory Research Scientist in an appropriate form. Data handling and presentation will require the individual to be comfortable with different computer software packages.
  • Ensure that the laboratories in which they operate are maintained in a safe state and work is conducted to Mars/WCPN/One Science Laboratory Standards at all times. 
  • Responsible for writing SOPs for equipment under their control, training others in equipment use, maintenance of MSDS for work in conjunction with the Laboratory Research Scientists and the collation/communication of data relating to work which may be required for the safe operation of the laboratories, e.g. waste disposal.
  • Required to communicate clearly with all levels of associates as well as external contacts such as service engineers and with established external contacts to facilitate progress of the experimental work.
  • Maintain a detail record of all of the experimental work performed according to Mars/Waltham/One Science guidelines.


Qualifications


Education
• BS in biology, biochemistry, veterinary science, or another related field required; MS preferred
• Minimum 2+ years laboratory experience


Knowledge/Experience
• Experience working in a laboratory environment required with expertise in relevant scientific methodologies is preferred.
• Ideal background in clinical and cell based assays: cell culture technique, preferable knowledge in ELISA, Flow cytometry, cell-imaging, immunology and other relevant technologies.
• Experience within the field of animal nutrition or health preferred.
• Be flexible working in teams or independently.
• Demonstrate computer software competency (Word, Excel, Power Point).
• Provide documentation for the release of all studies and lab work in compliance with Mars safety and quality requirements.

 

 

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati

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