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Research Assistant

BioKyowa is a manufacturing facility located in Southeast Missouri which produces high grade premium amino acids for the food and pharmaceutical industry. We have an immediate need for a Research Assistant to join our creative and diverse Technical department in their continued efforts to improve processes and equipment for optimum production output and product quality. The main work emphasis for this position is project-based with a responsibility to provide meaningful data, conclusions, and recommendations.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with overtime as needed for business necessity
Job Description:
  • Collection, entry, maintenance, analysis, reporting, and presentation of technical data as required for projects
  • Analyze data, make calculations, forecast trends, and develop conclusions
  • Pull samples, make accurate dilutions and microscopic examinations, test and analyze products and samples, conduct assay testing, measure critical parameters, such as iron chemical, ammonia, OD, pH, viscosity, and calibration
  • Create, maintain, and revise SOP's and deviations as required
  • Conduct pilot testing for new products or processes
  • Improve project creation, design, and maintenance of programs
  • Perform general housekeeping standards in compliance with quality guidelines (HACCP, ISO)
  • Undergraduate degree in chemistry, biomedical science, or related courses; or equivalent work experience
  • Strong mathematical ability and mechanical aptitude
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Time management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Motivation to learn and develop into lead roles
  • Manufacturing and/or chemical plant experience preferred
  • Fermentation, environmental, and/or extraction process experience preferred
Physical Demands:
Able to regularly stand, walk, sit, bend, reach, climb up/down stairs, ladders, platforms, in/out of tanks, & lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to communicate effectively in speech, written, and nonverbal forms; able to hear and respond to the overhead paging and alarm system.