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Research Project Leader - Military veterans preferred

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Mérieux NutriSciences corporation

Crete, IL

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Purpose of Job: This position develops proposals, in conjunction with the General Manager, Research Director or Research Project Manager, for the Food Science Center regarding contract research projects. The incumbent leads and manages projects from start to finish, working with the project team in order to efficiently and effectively deliver projects on time and within budget for internal and external clients of the Food Science Center. Job Duties
\tManage assigned contract research projects by preparing technical proposals, developing contracts, and assigning personnel to ensure projects efficient completion.\t\tLead project teams in planning project activities, tasks and end results including work breakdown estimates, responsibilities, schedules and budgets. Coordinates tasks and resource allocations.\t\tIn conjunction with the General Manager, interface and negotiate with internal and external project stakeholders. Participate in meetings or presentations to industry partners to represent the FSC in project meetings.\t\tWrites reports and manuscripts as they pertain to research projects, with input from General Manager and/or other Contract R&D Managers/Directors.\t\tProvide clear communication to vendors and internal operations, client services, and other project managers to coordinate and ensure tight implementation of schedule and budget.\t\tOrganize, facilitate and report progress in monthly reports, including technical and financial information, to the General Manager.\t\tServes as the key contact for project-specific interactions, on certain projects, with clients.\t\tPerforms all duties in accordance with established safety procedures and quality assurance standards (global and local SOPs); ensures that other lab personnel comply with the same.\t\tParticipate in meetings or presentations to industry partners to represent the FSC in project meetings. Drafts and/or collaborates in the development of publications and presentations; develop and maintain expertise in the field of food sciences and other related technologies, through available library resources, peer expertise, including company SOPs.\t\tThis position has the responsibility and authority to initiate action to prevent or minimize departures from the quality system or test procedures. This authority includes addressing resource needs to properly address issues such as client turn-around time requirements, overtime limits, employee turnover, work stoppage and assure the appropriate type and amount of materials are ready and available for use.\t\tSupport the corporate quality and improvement process (TQM).\t\tPerform other duties as needed\t\t\t
This position requires an advanced knowledge of food science typically obtained from a Master's degree in food science, chemistry, microbiology or related field along with 5 years prior research experience. This position must have demonstrated research skills with ability to perform accurately and efficiently with a minimal level of supervision. This position requires an advanced knowledge of food safety and microbiological methods of food analyses to successfully perform the functions of this position. Experience with conducting studies is needed to ensure the company is working within the guidelines of the appropriate standards organizations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary to ensure a thorough understanding of information being conveyed. Organization skills along with the ability to produce clear, accurate reports will assist this position in the deliverance of information to clients as well as company leaders. The ability to build strong relationships with technical and non-technical teams alike is needed to work effectively with clients and the leadership team to ensure the best service to the clients. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and guide the efforts of others to successful project completion as well as to manage communication with clients, in conjunction with the General Manager or Client Services will ensure success in this position. Ability to multi-task and prioritize is needed to work with several projects simultaneously.

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