Analytical Chemist

Employer
Goldbelt
Location
College Park, MD
Posted
Nov 26, 2021
Closes
Nov 29, 2021
Ref
227680826
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
Goldbelt C6 is focused on research and development, engineering, and logistics services that enhance and enlarge our customers' operations. Our expertise is focused on the integration of C6ISR and scientific, engineering, and technical support for a variety of government partners. We are research and data-driven, with a team of experts ready to create custom solutions. SUMMARY: Goldbelt C6, LLC., is seeking an Analytical Chemist with a Specialty in Food Technology to support several different projects related to the development or amendment of food standards and food allergen assignments. This role will have a focus on the application of the knowledge of the principles and practices of food production, food technology, and food chemistry to issues regarding food standards and food allergens. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Conduct technical/scientific review and analysis of relevant information and data submitted in support of a citizen petition to either establish, revise, or revoke a food standard. Perform scientific reviews and analysis of relevant information that may be utilized to develop or modernize policy on food standards practices. Review and issuance of temporary marketing permits (TMPs) for foods deviating from a food standard. Review of food standards general principles, theories, practices, and precedents as well as the principles and practices of nutrition, and to provide information and analyses needed to assist in the formulation of future policy. Monitoring the status of pertinent regulatory issues and food labeling actions under development and advises FDA staff of progress, problems, or changes. Identifying problems and issues and conducting adequate research to obtain the background, facts, data, and current policy on the issue. Evaluate data needed to evaluate petitions and notifications seeking exemptions from the labeling requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regarding ingredients derived from major food allergens. Assist in the preparation of presentation, reports, and discussions on technical policy issues related to food allergen labeling and gluten-free labeling both within and outside the Agency. Use food allergen labeling expertise to assist in drafting updated editions of The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act Guidance documents to clarify FDA's current thinking on the enforcement and compliance strategies of the food allergen labeling law. Assist in the review of international research and policy, communicate, and solicit comments from industry, academia, and foreign government agencies to develop long term strategies and assist manufacturers in using allergen advisory labeling. NECESSARY SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Expertise in applying analytical chemistry in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and physics. Must possess complete understanding of basic biological and physical sciences and food technology, immunology, and closely related subjects. Ability to coordinate and carrying out complex assignments requiring input and cooperation from diverse groups. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, as demonstrated by experience as serving as a principal spokesperson, authoring, or coauthoring Federal Register documents, guidance documents or policy statements or labeling strategies. Knowledge of FDA laws, regulations, legal precedents, policies, and guidelines, especially those related to allergens, food labeling and food standards of identity. Knowledge of FDA regulated commodities, including food processing operations, quality control, and analytical testing for compliance with FDA regulations, such as that gained in analytical and investigational activities in FDA field programs. Skill in applying legal/regulatory knowledge, in coordination with scientific knowledge, in formulating recommended regulatory policy or in reviewing or preparing regulatory documents. Ability to coordinate and carrying out complex assignments requiring input and cooperation from diverse groups. Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; excellent oral and written skills in English. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree or PhD in Food Sciences, Dairy Science, Biology, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry, or related field. Minimum of 5 years of relevant laboratory experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Food Sciences, Dairy Science, Biology, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry, or related field.

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