Research Chemist

  • East London
  • Pollock And Associates
Research Chemist Laboratory ~ ResearchEast London Eastern Cape South AfricaVery exciting position for a bright young mind who is interested in product development and research. Our client will offer relocation assistance. Essential that you have a tertiary qualification and research and quality experience. Due to our clients' Equity Plan, preference will be given to African males or femalesKey Result Areas:Management of staff Ensuring that laboratory duties are performed according to schedule and accurately Conduct staff training and assess their competency. Verify daily calculations and ensure the correct information is recorded on the respective quality forms. Ensuring that outsourced analyses and client samples are organised and sent timeously by the lab.Chemistry and Microbiology Ensure accurate chemical analysis is performed by lab staff, including Brix, Titratable Acidity, pH, Pulp, Total Chlorophyll, Ash, Colour, Lactic Acid, Cloud Stability (shelf-life testing), and as well as calculation of Brix acid ratio. Ensure accurate microbiological analysis, including Total Plate Count, Coliform, and Yeast and Mould, on various samples such as Pineapple Juice Concentrate, CIP water samples, and environmental monitoring samples. Chemistry and microbiological Research and development.Servicing and calibration of laboratory instruments and equipment. Schedule annual servicing of all laboratory instruments and equipment to ensure that they are working properly at all times. Schedule the daily and weekly calibration of all laboratory instruments and equipment to always ensure the accuracy and precision of laboratory testing.Administration Checking Daily Quality Assurance Reports in which all non-conformances and deviations from the standards are recorded. Ensure that QA forms are completed correctly and signed off by the quality controller and that the Senior Analyst has verified them. Ensuring stock control of all instruments, equipment, chemicals and consumables of the laboratory. Ordering lab supplies according to budget and lab requirements. Isolate and/or reject products not in conformance with specificationsMaintain an archive of keeping quality samples from each batch of production for the duration of the shelf life period.