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Associate Research Scientist

Job Name

Associate Research Scientist

Country:

United States of America

City:

Jacksonville, FL

Function:

Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Analytical Research Manager- Rums and American Whiskeys

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Valissa Gyamena

About the role

WHAT DOES AN ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST DO?
An Associate Research Scientist is responsible for running complex analytical methods on advanced analytical instruments e.g. gas and liquid chromatographic systems, MS, UV spectrometers, densimeters, and nephelometers, etc.  Running analyses of raw, intermediate, and finished products. Troubleshooting and maintenance of all laboratory instruments.  Provide analytical support to research, new products, and packaging development, processing, and bottling departments as needed.

ABOUT YOU
You have a B.S. in Chemistry with specialized training in the distillation field with 2 to 4 years of experience in quality assurance or other similar environments.  You are self-motivated, and dependable, with good personal skills and a great eye for detail as well as troubleshooting and maintenance of all laboratory instruments. 

Responsibilities

WITH OUR CONSUMER AT THE HEART, YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE TO:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and complies with all:
    • laboratory safety requirements
    • analytical methods used in distilled spirit analyses
    • safe handling of hazardous chemicals
    • laboratory housekeeping procedures
  • Requires a working knowledge and understanding of chemical principles and theories related to existing laboratory instrumentation such as atomic absorption, gas and liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry.  Also, must demonstrate the aptitude to master new technology in the chemistry field as well as distilled spirits.
  • Must comprehend and adhere to all Bacardi Analytical Procedures and have the capability to emend outdated methods.
  • Conduct instrument and method development, write procedures and train other personnel on new techniques.

Skills and Experience

THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO CREATE YOUR LEGACY
  • A working understanding of good general laboratory practices 
  • Demonstrates general lab safety practices
  • Actual hands-on operational experiences with various above described lab equipment a plus
  • Must possess and apply strong communication, documentation, and organizational skills  
  • Ability to multi-task and be detail oriented. Working knowledge of personal computing, Microsoft Office, GC Chemstation, Empower, and MSD Chemstation.
PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Strong attention to details.
  • Good interpersonal skills.  
  • Self-motivated and dependable.  
  • Good problem solving and trouble-shooting abilities.  
  • Good training capabilities / Team player required

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.


Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.