Lead Scientist, Research Systems
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Incumbents typically have 5+ years of work experience in a research or IT function with minimum of a Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in Science or IT major/discipline from an accredited university or equivalent experience. The role is responsible for providing administration and subject matter expertise as the owner of a custom application that provides consumer study workflow management, study design and statistical reporting capabilities. The role will ensure successful provisioning, configuration, education and operation of the application in partnership with IT and business users. The incumbent reports to a Team Leader and receives direction in the form of detailed objectives. Key customers include: Research & Engineering, Consumer Study Managers, External Vendors & Agencies, Procurement, Contract Staff, Study Participants, Product Preparation and Evaluation Labs. This is not a coding position!
Maintain efficiency of the systems and tools utilized to collect and process data from product research testing including custom and commercial software
Demonstrated application of project management skills to keep projects on track
Demonstrated knowledge of the product development process and business client / study manager needs
Conduct system analysis to drive operational continuous improvement
Conduct training for users on new software applications / functionalities
Lead upgrade and configuration user acceptance testing
Perform ongoing performance tuning, upgrades, and resource optimization as required
Troubleshoot issues that arise with internal systems/processes and communicate solutions
Develop and maintain procedures and documentation
Plan and carry out ownership responsibility with limited assistance and direction
Cultivate relationships with internal support teams to ensure operational excellence
Understand the capabilities and areas of expertise of external vendors to drive enhancements and capabilities
Multiple operating systems such as Linux, Windows and mobile
Procedural or object-oriented programming language such as C++ or Perl
Relational database design and SQL scripting
Familiarity with SAS programming for data management is desired
Familiarity with research methodologies and corresponding data collection needs is desired
Ability to quickly learn and support software applications and capabilities
Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize duties as necessary
Ability to work independently or as part of a team to complete projects within required timeframes
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.
K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, including assistance to obtain proper work authorization. The benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C's applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C's sole discretion.
Time TypeFull time