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Research Scientist- Haas
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Yakima, WA

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Job Description
 
Position Title:Research ScientistDate:February 2019
Department:Innovations – R&DFLSA: 
Location:Yakima – Innovation CenterGrade/Level:15
 
Reports to:Director of Research and Development
Direct Reports:None

Position Summary:  The core function for this position is in the area of research and development.  Specifically, the Research Scientist is tasked with the development of innovative new hop and hop-based products.  In addition, the Research Scientist is responsible for improving existing Barth-Haas Group products through cost reductions, yield increases, new applications, and/or improvement of best practices.

Primary Responsibilities: (Must consider: 1) knowledge required; 2) problem solving; and 3) accountability.)
  
20%Conceptualize new ideas for commercially viable products that have brewing applications.  Manage projects through the Stage-Gate process.
 
60%Develop new product concepts from ideation to commercialization through laboratory experimentation, pilot scale-up, and commercial trials.  Apply technical skills, knowledge, and experience to creatively plan, research, and carry out this work.  Support high-priority research projects through rigorous and creative experimentation and provide novel solutions in a team environment.  Fill the role of technical owner on specific projects.  Manage the activities of work that is outsourced to external vendors.  Make adjustments to project plans and determine next steps based on experimental results.  Help support and advance the overall efforts of the innovations department. 
 
15%Provide subject matter expertise in hops, hop products, and chemical analysis.  Collaborate internally and externally with brewers, sensory scientists, agronomists, and outside partners to achieve goals.  Prepare internal technical reports detailing results and readily share information to advance cross-functional teams.  Prepare and deliver external technical presentations and publications.
 
5%Perform other duties as directed by the Director of Research and Development.
 

Conditions of Employment:
1.   Work a 40-hour work week.
2.   Ability to travel 5% of the time
3.   Must comply with all John I. Haas, Inc. policies and procedures
 

Qualifications:  (Education/Experience/Skills required of the Position)

  1. Live the Haas culture and five core values:  teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation, and customer service
  2. Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related scientific field and 1+ years of post-graduate or industrial experience 
  3. Excellent laboratory skills and the willingness to perform bench and process work
  4. Demonstrated understanding of hops and brewing
  5. Instrumental analysis experience including GC-MS, HPLC, and UV-Vis spectrophotometry
  6. Product development experience
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
  8. Ability to prepare effective reports, technical documentation, research articles, and business correspondence
  9. Skilled in experimental design, statistical analysis, and data interpretation
  10. Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple initiatives and meet deadlines
  11. Strong multi-tasking skills
  12. Flexibility and willingness to work within changing priorities with enthusiasm
This form indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees with this job title.  It is not designed to contain nor should it be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of all employees with this job title.

 

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