R&D Ana Tech Assoc Scientist

  • Job vacancy at PepsiCo
  • Plano, TX, USA
  • Open until 2022-05-01
  • Deadline completed

Job description

This position is located at our Plano Global R&D facility and is part of the Measurement Sciences (Analytical & QA Sciences) team. The focus is on Foods Forensics analytical support, methods management/development, and field support for analytical methods.

Examples of responsibilities for an associate with this position are listed below.  

Determine technical solutions and partner with the forensics team to solve cases by utilizing research and forensic technologies.

Lead forensics research projects including hypothesis and DOE.

Capture documentation & data into laboratory information management system (LIMS) for forensic historical tracking and chain of custody.

Collaborate with legal, regulatory affairs, product development, operations, consumer relations and analytical partners on forensics issues as they arise.

Develop new methods, instruments or improved ways of analyzing our foods with a focus on transferring to Operations.

Manage internal method development requests from R&D and Operations, and research industry standard methods to provide consultation to clients.

Use and update Measurement Sciences tools to assist clients in selecting the correct test method for ingredient and formula specifications.

Document management of new and existing PepsiCo methods.

Provide functional knowledge of internal and industry analytical test methodologies and data interpretation.

Perform lab tests and conduct analysis in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner with minimal supervision.

Provide innovation field support, method development, and training for production site lab technicians.

Coordinate the testing of samples leveraging internal and external capabilities.

Stay current in area of expertise and area of project related research by reading and interpreting scientific literature and IP, and actively engage in relevant external scientific organizations.

Collaborate across the Measurement Sciences global laboratory team to ensure alignment and consistency across processes and practices.

Demonstrate adherence to site Health & Safety and Good Laboratory Practice policies and procedures.

Maintain accurate records and documentation and assure the reliability of measurement systems by using appropriate GLP.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Food Science, or related discipline with 2+ years’ experience in a laboratory environment. Experience in the Food and Beverage industry is preferred.

  • LIMS experience is preferred.

  • Experience with gas chromatography and mass spec analysis. 

  • Experience with headspace analysis and method development of GC tests.

  • Experience with industry reference methods is preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience of analytical chemistry techniques, instrumentation, and statistics. 

  • Highly developed critical thinking skills required to determine various potential technical solutions and solve technical problems utilizing standard research methodology

  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively in a timely manner in presentations and emails.

  • ​​Strong analytical and problem solving skills. 

  • Attention to detail and able to organize complex data to make clear technical recommendations

  • Sound understanding of Experimental Design

  • Demonstrate strong personal initiative and ability to work both individually and in a cross-functional team environment.

  • Able to learn and share new techniques and adapt to new ways of working.

  • Able to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines.

  • Able to handle a fast-paced and constantly changing work environment.

  • Travel up to 25% for field support as needed. 

  • COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role. Please note that all such company vaccine requirements provide the opportunity to request an approved accommodation or exemption under applicable law.



Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

  • Seniority Level

  • Mid-Senior Level
  • Employment Type

  • Full-time
  • Topics

  • Food & Beverages
  • Job Functions

  • R&D Manager
  • Scientist