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Scientist II Starter Culture

Company: CPS, Inc.
Location: Sheboygan
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Conducts scientific experiments in starter culture strain isolation and characterization, fermentation, cheese-making, and bacteriophage studies; and is involved in troubleshooting production issues and improving starter production processes.Job Duties & ResponsibilitiesStarter Culture Research and Development

  • Projects, plans, executes and coordinates professional level microbiological studies for starter culture research and development; formulates scientific approaches and techniques with some supervision
  • Knowledge base to conduct experiments in starter culture microbiology with application in cheese-making and whey processing
  • Must be able to manage projects independently with some supervision
  • Must ensure the depth and scientific quality of experimental design, project management, and documentation. The scope of scientific inquiry includes starter culture strain characterization, fermentation, bacteriophage analysis and propagation, and the microbiology, genetics and applications of lactic acid bacteria. Studies also include application of lactic acid bacteria to cheese-making and whey processing
  • Culture development activities include construction and validation of new starter culture blends according to established scientific policiesTroubleshoot Cheese Culture Issues
    • Must have scientific knowledge base to devise science-based solutions to starter culture issues (propagation, fermentation, production, cheese making) with some supervision
    • Must adhere to establish processes, policies, and safety standards. Assists and/or lead monitoring starter culture performance trends and bacteriophage infections
    • Other activities/projects that affect the quality, food safety or Trademark Excellence of company's cheese and whey productsContinued Development of Knowledge-base to Ensure Continuous Improvement of Starter Cultures Techniques and Processes Development
      • Maintain external scientific contacts within the industry; attend scientific meetings to stay current with scientific fields
      • Write project updates and scientific reports
      • Maintain internal contacts with other departments on technical issues
      • Participate on cross-functional teams including R&D, Manufacturing, Technical Services, and Supply Chain
      • Assist other departments in understanding and implementing Starter Culture Department objectives
      • Keep current on developing technologies within the starter culture and cheesemaking fields
      • Read and keep current with technical, trade, and scientific journals, attend scientific meetings, and vendor seminars on new equipment and methodsAdditional Requirements
        • Actively develop research ideas, approaches, and recommendations
        • Other activities as directed by the Manager of Starter Cultures
        • If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at 627.22JFKnowledge, Skills, And Abilities
          • Experience with lactic acid bacteria and other microbiological systems strongly preferred
          • Project Management training preferred
          • Experience with molecular microbiology methods. Scientific knowledge base in microbiology, genetics, biochemistry or related scientific fields
          • Knowledge of the microbiology, genetics, and applications of lactic acid bacteria is desirable
          • Good laboratory and research skills
          • Ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining focus on departmental prioritiesExperience Preferred
            • Master's degree, with internship or other experience in the dairy industry (preferably in starter culture) preferred
            • 2 year(s): Bachelor's degree and two (2) or more years of related experience in the dairy industry, preferably in starter culture microbiology (lactic acid bacteria)Education Required
              • Bachelor's Degree or better in Microbiology or related fieldPreferred
                • Master's Degree or better in Microbiology or related field
                • If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at 627.22JFPreferred
                  • Master's Degree or better in Microbiology or related field
                  • If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at 627.22JF

Keywords: CPS, Inc., Sheboygan , Scientist II Starter Culture, Other , Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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