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Laboratory Scientist

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Laboratory Scientist

Job Description

Develop, validate, and perform a broad range of chemical and biochemical assays and procedures with limited supervision from line leader. Perform analyses to support innovation projects with the analysis of raw materials, finished product and physiological samples


  • Develop new biochemical methodologies as required to support the analytical needs of Nestle Purina PTC
  • Responsible for the coaching and support of the team by leading research and development projects, assisting with interpretation of data and ensuring all appropriate documents and project records are properly filed
  • Submit validation files to Nestle Research Center-Quality for the development of Laboratory Instructions
  • Perform validation studies of new and existing analytical methodologies
  • Evaluate new technologies & methods for potential use at Nestle Purina PTC
  • Effectively communicate results through oral presentations, written technical documentation and R&D reports
  • Develop, review & maintain SOPs, ICPs Technical Instructions related analytical procedures
  • Work cross collaboratively with other Applied Science Groups within R&D, Regional Laboratories and Operating Companies

LOCATION: St. Joseph, MO

Travel: As needed


Education: M.S. or PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or related discipline

Experience (Years/Type):

  • 3+ years of experience in the use of research techniques, experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Experience with LC/MS, gas and liquid chromatography, mineral analysis, metabolomic analyses, wet chemistry and lipid analysis
  • Working knowledge of LC/MS, GC/MS, NIR preferred

Skills: Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are required. Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills are required.

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Job: Laboratory Scientist
Primary Location: St. Joseph, MO US
Other Location: United States--
Career Area: Professional
Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Company Details

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...