Analytical Sciences Resource

Industry : Healthcare

Role Overview:

As Analytical Sciences Resource you will contribute to early innovation projects by applying strong lab analytics to raw
materials and product characterization, including quantification of key components mainly in milk matrix. Your tasks
will include new method developments as well as providing analytical support for manufacturing process
improvements. You will be planning and delivering on projects and activities, interpret and present results to relevant
stakeholders. The job requires a strong applied analytical skills and knowledge of food science and technology
combined with creativity and problem-solving mindset to response to a fast-evolving business environment.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Apply HPLC, LC-MS and other cutting edge analytical techniques to analyse composition of raw materials and
    finished products.
  • Develop and adapt new analytical methods with existing laboratory equipment.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and validate methods according to business needs.
  • Execute experiments and trials as per development plans, generate and critically review analytical data.
  • Deliver analytical technical and scientific support in assigned R&D projects, for product development or
    process improvement.
  • Propose new ideas, activities, analytical methods, and support feasibility assessment of new projects.
  • Collaborate strongly with other science & technology functions and networks, coach team members on
    analytical methods according to expertise.
  • Present results orally and/or in reports and contribute to internal technology transfers to R&D, Technical and
    Production groups.

Successful Role Attributes:

  • Experience working in R&D, in a research lab.  Ideally experience in Liquid Chromatography and Mass
    Spectrometry methods and detections (HPLC, LC-MS), new analytical method development or
  • Experience with milk and dairy systems would be an advantage.
  • Experience in writing and review scientific publications and reports.
  • Initiative, analytical and problem-solving mindset, curiosity, and good collaborative spirit.


  • University degree in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology or
    related scientific field. Ideally a MSc or PhD.


  • Candidate who has worked in R&D, in a research lab and ideally with experience in Liquid Chromatography
    and Mass Spectrometry methods and detections (HPLC, LC-MS).
  • Proteomic analytical experience is desirable.

Contract Duration: 24 month temporary assignment

Location:  Nestlé SBU Nutrition – Askeaton, Co Limerick

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