Research Technician

Neogen Corporation Lansing , MI 48907

Posted 2 weeks ago

It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!

Working in a team environment, the Research technician conducts research through experimentation under limited supervision of a senior staff member for the development and/or improvement Neogen's products for food safety and animal safety applications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Conducts experimentation necessary to develop new products or improve or expand the claims of current Neogen products.

  • Identifies, troubleshoots and resolves experimentation problems as needed.

  • Interprets and records daily experimental results and provides a summary of results to senior team member for review.

  • Collaborates with team members to establish the experimental design.

  • Prepares all reagents necessary for experimentation.

  • Orders necessary materials to ensure timely completion of project. Ensures that all purchases are coded to the appropriate project budget.

  • Maintains laboratory in a clean and safe manner.

  • Makes presentations of experimental results at regular R&D group meetings.

  • May report research activities at monthly R&D meeting.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • BS or Associates degree in related area of Science pertinent to the Research team (microbiology, Molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology or related field).

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, managing multiple projects with attention to meeting project milestones and timelines.

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team, interacting with members of other departments including other R&D groups, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Manufacturing, Quality Control and Technical Service.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.

Written Communication

  • Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


  • Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values; Maintain confidentiality.

Organizational Support

  • Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.


  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.


  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.


  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.


  • Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.

Safety and Security

  • Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


  • Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


  • Is consistently at work and on time.


  • Asks for and offers help when needed.


  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Keeps commitments.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project.

Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to use chromatographic, spectrophotometric, and other laboratory instrumentation, as well as perform regular maintenance on such instruments.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to odors or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works with potentially hazardous chemicals, utilizing proper personal protective equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually very quiet.

Come Be Part Of A Mission that Matters!

From inside the farm gate to our dinner plates, Neogen protects the world's food supply. Through a variety of animal healthcare products, to food safety solutions for dangerous bacteria, allergens, toxins, drug residues and much more, Neogen is there and you can be too.

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