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Job Summary

Oversees and executes all technical activities related to production and research. The Senior Scientist will coordinate all Research Scientists and Interns – Research to support BRDI business strategy and success.

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversees all technical components of the production process, creates production schedules and monitoring mechanisms to ensure deadlines are complied with and takes corrective actions as needed.

  • Ensures planned key performance indicators (KPI' s) of efficiency and performance are met.

  • Monitors product, process and facility standards and the implementation of quality-control programs.

  • Ensures implementation and evolution of laboratory safety protocols.

  • Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities through reformulation and process improvement.

  • To develop and monitor the implementation of BRDI Research Pipeline.

  • To lead and conduct major research projects and programmes at BRDI and in collaboration with partners.

  • To produce publications such as peer-reviewed manuscripts, conference papers, traditional and social media and books that are aligned with institutional mandate.

  • To lead the technical team in developing business strategy and implementation for analytical, research, product development and manufacturing and training services.

  • To develop and implement training programmes, workshops and conferences related to BRDI mandate.

  • Prepare requisite reports such as those for weekly meetings, Management, Board of Directors, quarterly and annual reports.

Required Competencies

  • Strong leader with excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent research and analytical skills

  • Strong attention to details 

  • Excellent Customer Service and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge and successful track record in development / commercialization of new products

  • Strong project management skill set in multi-project environment

  • Strong customer service skills and experience

  • Ability to manipulate Microsoft Office Suite and Statistical Package for Social Sciences

Minimum Required Education and Experience

  • MSc in Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Food Science, Chemical Engineering or a related field.

  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in Food/ Pharmaceutical Industry.

  • Two (3) or more years of supervisory, research multi-project experience in product development.