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R&D Sr. Technician

PepsiCo Inc.

Barrington, IL
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JobId: 114443BR
Job Title: R&D Sr. Technician
Location: Barrington, IL
Category: Research & Development


This position will be for the volatile flavor analysis team. The technician will support research chemists in execution of laboratory work. The individual in this role will support research chemists in execution of laboratory work by performing sample preparation (including use of analytical balances, pipets, micro syringes, volumetric flasks, distillation apparatus, and centrifuges), instrument operation (GC-NPD, GC-MS, programmable multifunctional autosampler), and lab clean up. The individual must have strong basic chemistry skills along with working knowledge of computers and MS Office software.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepares samples and standards for GC and GC-MS analysis according to procedures
  • Collects data using advanced instrumentation: GC and GC-MS
  • Performs data analysis under the direction of a chemist
  • Compiles and records experiments in laboratory notebooks
  • Follows all laboratory safety practices
  • Follows directions and collaborates with laboratory staff

Education and Work Experience:

  • B.S. in Chemistry preferred
  • B.S. in Food Science, Biology, or other related scientific field with 2 years of experience in a laboratory setting in research and/or industry will also be considered
  • Experience with GC-MS, GC, and other analytical instruments and isolation techniques preferred

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Use of common laboratory equipment apparatus: analytical balances, pipets, syringes, volumetric flasks
  • Knowledge of basic lab safety practices
  • Working chemical expertise (chemical handling, dilutions, etc.)
  • Operational skill of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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