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Senior Scientist I

Company: GOJO Industries Inc
Location: Akron
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID26796-Posted04/15/2021-R&D - Chemical and Formulation-Full Time Regular-United States-Ohio-Akron, OH USA

Information about #26796 Senior Scientist I- Surface Hygiene

GOJO Industries, inventor of PURELL branded well-being solutions, is the global leader in Healthy Skin and Healthy Places. We use the best science available to create breakthroughs that result in healthier people and environments.

Our 75-year success as a Family Enterprise is propelled by our collaborative culture of Purpose-driven colleagues. We work in ways that nourish our growth and build flourishing teams. We care about each other, and embody the health and well-being we bring to the world.

The opportunities we have to make a difference in peoples lives drive us. If this inspires you, please join us at GOJO.

Role Objective

Delivers antimicrobial and safety data development, registration, and marketing of EPA regulated surface sanitizers and disinfectants. Supports scientific differentiation of solutions and evaluation of technologies.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Creates and/or supports the development of new and improved products, innovative ideas and/or processes
Collaborates with cross-functional product development teams to understand technical specifications, timing, regulatory and budget needs in order to develop and conduct high value-added antimicrobial and safety test plan to support product development, registration, and claims
Develops protocols with Contract Research Organizations (CROs) for antimicrobial studies according to EPA methods and standardized methodologies
Actively manages CRO relationships and logistics of studies (e.g. test substance preparation, shipment, timing, etc.)
Negotiates for best quality, level of support and pricing between CROs
Optimizes processes and experiments to expedite completion of initiatives with a heavy focus on Quality and the Science
Maintains antimicrobial and safety study data archives / data management systems
Presents and/or publishes results of studies on a regular basis internally and occasionally externally
Effectively uses project management / milestone planning techniques to drive data for multiple concurrent projects
Leads optimization of existing techniques, methods and processes and implements improvements for efficiency, accuracy, etc.
Participates in professional and technical organizations
Scans products, literature, vendors / supplies and other sources for competitive specs, new tools or methods, breaking technology, claims or approaches and for conferences
Manages technical aspects of projects and influences others
Uses experimental designs, researches, analyzes and interprets data to determine feasibility/efficacy of proposed solutions
Proactively scans and researches new concepts, materials, technical opportunities and partnerships
Collaborates throughout the enterprise and outside GOJO, interacting with various groups such as Supply Chain and Marketing, external suppliers and consultants
Is a technical and problem-solving resource
Mentors scientists and technicians

Education and Experience

6+ years relevant professional experience (advanced degree preferred)
Experience in antimicrobial testing of EPA regulated sanitizers and/or disinfectants
BS, MS, or PhD in appropriate scientific field (e.g. chemistry, biology, microbiology)


Works with minimal supervision, performing work that is varied and is difficult in character. Mentors and/or supervises less-experienced team-members and displays leadership as needed. Some multidisciplinary project team leadership. Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity. Directs outside vendors.

Travel Requirements

Overnight Travel - sporadic - required.

To Apply:

To apply for this position, please complete the online application process. You will have an opportunity to include your resume and a cover letter. GOJO is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Recruiters, Search Agencies or others referring candidates to GOJO Industries, Inc. without written authorization from GOJO Industries, Inc. Human Resources will not be compensated in any way for their online referral even if GOJO Industries, Inc. hires the candidate. GOJO does not seek or respond to unsolicited resumes for positions that are not listed in the Careers section.

Keywords: GOJO Industries Inc, Tuscaloosa , Senior Scientist I, Other , Akron, Alabama

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