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Senior Scientist - Microbiology

Nice-Pak Products, Inc.Montvale, NJ6/23/2018
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Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI, Inc. provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. Encompassing 3 areas, our Healthcare, Sani Professionaland Contract manufacturing divisions, we develop, manufacture and distribute leading edge products for North America and the world.

We have several locations across the US and are looking for new Associates to join our team!


Incumbent is a member of the R&D Microbiology team to conduct antimicrobial testing, method development and scientific research in support of the PDI's growth strategies in Food Safety and Healthcare.

The position is a key component in scientific advancement in surface disinfection. Primarily, the function supports new market launches with input across all facets of project progression including scientific insights, prototype assessment and registration testingto meet regulatory requirements. In addition, developing equity building studies that enhance PDI's current portfolio to provide a competitive edge in a challenging marketplace.
Be an agent of change by creating new methods and cultivating complex scientific research into understandable language for the non-technical.


a. Partner with Industry and/or Academia to propose new scientific and behavioral research.
b. Represent PDI in industry groups and technical committee meetings.
c. Author white papers, scientific conference posters and peer reviewed journals.
d. Perform antimicrobial testing according to regulatory (EPA, Health Canada) requirements.
e. Manage external studies.
f. Actively seek new partnerships in both technologies and testing support.
g. Develop novel methodologies in support of new product territories/claims.
h. Leads own projects and scientific endeavors.
i. Maintain a pulse on Industry direction with respect to new claims
j. Supervise a Junior Microbiologist inclusive of day to day support and continuing performance reviews.RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS

• University Degree in a Biological Science required
• Ph.D. strongly preferred
• Food safety background strongly preferred

• Rich Microbiology knowledge.
• Demonstrate knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices.
• Strategic thinking in a competitive landscape.

practice REQUIRED:
• 5+ years of R&D working practice (academic or industry)
• Previous peer reviewed research in either food safety or disinfection preferred.
• Previous practice of wipes advantageous.
• Previous practice within the Healthcare or Food Service industry advantageous.

• Excellent communication expertise (verbal / written). capability to explain science to management.
• Prudent risk taker. Identifies opportunities and takes risks to achieve objectives.
• capability to develop new test methods.
• Able to work on multiple projects of varying complexity.
• Able to influence cross-functional partners to gain support and alignment to ideas.
• Computer literate.


NONE: About 50% Lab and 50% office environment


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Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning and disinfection products.
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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Science
Education Graduate Degree
practice Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 18-0241

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Company Overview

Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
Nice-Pak, founded in 1955 and headquartered in Orangeburg, NY is the largest global producer of pre-moistened wipes, including brands such as the original Wet-Nap® Moist Towelletes, Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes, and Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes. The company pioneered the development of pre-moistened wipes as the optimum dispensing system for cleaning, sanitization and disinfecting in healthcare, household, cosmetic and personal hygiene applications. Nice-Pak/PDI leverages state-of-the-art product development and manufacturing capabilities to supply superior, leading-edge products to every class of trade
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