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Associate Scientist - Product Research And Testing

Location: 

Ormond Beach, FL, US

Req ID:  455
Job Type: 

Edgewell Personal Care is a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of a diverse portfolio of consumer and personal care products.  We are 6000 colleagues strong with a presence in over 50 countries.

 Edgewell's well-known brands include Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic sun screens, Shaving gels including Edge and Skintimate, Playtex Infant Care products, including spill-proof cups, baby bottles, pacifiers, and Diaper Genie; Feminine Care products, including Playtex and o.b. tampons, and Stay free and Care free pads and liners, Shaving products including Schick and Wilkinson Sword Razors and Blades, and Wet Ones wipes.

Our latest additions to the Edgewell family of personal care brands include two full product lines of skin care and grooming products for men: Bull Dog and Jack Black.

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Position Summary:

 

The Associate Scientist role supports business needs as outlined by the Senior Staff Scientist and the Department Manager.  She/he develops the research investigation plan and conducts research, with support of their direct supervisor, related to projects and project teams. She/he conducts In-depth analyses and integration of data derived from single or multiple tests to present a comprehensive picture and recommended actions. She/he assists in the development and implementation of new methods to address specific product, process, and consumer issues.

 

Accountabilities:

 

The essential accountability of this position is to develop the skills to design, execute and interpret product and consumer research investigation in support of business needs and objectives. This colleague is accountable for:

  • Learn to design and execute assigned research investigations consistent with sound, robust scientific investigations that meet international standards and are defensible in front of the scientific community.
  • Demonstrate solid, scientific-based understanding of the principles of concentrated area of science and consumer research.
  • To work to become proficient, with the assistance of their supervisor, in designing a robust research study that is objective driven and meets the needs of the project team.
  • Presentation of all information in a manner that is coherent and accurately reflects the results obtained in the research investigation.
  • “Up-to-date” knowledge and application of statistical analysis procedures for the investigation of product/process/consumer data.
  • Basic functional understanding of technical tools that support testing (automated data collection systems, statistical software, Microsoft Office, etc.).
  • Demonstrate the ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work in teams and multitask; a solution orientated professional.
  • Maintains and expands “knowledge base” required within the area of work.
  • Participates in cross functional and project teams, as assigned by their supervisor, by providing technical understanding of core area of expertise.
  • Conducting all activities consistent with company and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Good documentation practices of any records and data

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field
  • Basic understanding of product/process/consumer based research as a scientific discipline;

 

Desirable Education, Skills and Experience:

 

  • Relevant internship and/or Co-op programs
  • Basic understanding of how to coordinate projects including the design, execution, analysis and reporting.
  • Basic proficiency in applying methodologies including quantitative and qualitative testing, statistics, and design of experiments to answer objectives.
  • Ability to function as a collaborating team member in a business environment to support area of discipline on cross-function teams.
  • Ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work in teams
  • A solution orientated professional with the ability to execute multiple tasks required to meet project objectives
  • Communicates effectively intra and interdepartmentally to meet project objectives

 

Working Relationships:

 

  • Professional and technical staff in the Department.
  • Product Development and Innovation Teams.
  • All RD&E, Marketing, Program Management, Legal Staff
  • Quality Assurance and Manufacturing
  • Key External relationships may include: Consultants and Vendors

 

Work Environment:

 

  • 10% travel may be required
  • Work space definition (lab)
  • Exposure to health risks or conditions that may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment.

 

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

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