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Research, Development & Innovation (New Product Development) Intern

1.Research and Development
  • Assists in developing process specification to (1) optimize quality of product and (2) ensure efficient production capabilities for new products.
  • Work closely with New Product Development Scientist to learn, understand and provide insight into the products as they are developed.
  • Assist in design, execution, & documentation of experiments.
  • Assist in or conducts lab, pilot plant and plant testing incorporating simple design of experiments and statistical analysis and confirming approach with manager.
  • Conducts an independent project with support and guidance from others
  • Works as part of a team to deliver project results
  • Documents trial protocols and reports and aligns with team on execution plans
  • Assists in Trademark Excellence Development and Sensory (TEDS) projects to improve overall sensory (flavor/texture) scores of products.
  • Works closely with TEDS to learn, understand and provide insight into the products and sensory analysis.
  • Asist in design, execution, & documentation of experiments.
  • Assists in product performance studies, Trademark definition and advancement projects while incorporating sensory understanding and statistical analysis.
2.Support for all RDI Teams
  • Effectively participates on RDI projects.
  • Adheres to standards and policies.
  • Provides input to ensure depth and scientific quality of experiments.
  • Conducts sample analysis on simple analytic equipment.
  • Assists with or performs with some supervision semi-complex analysis and lab methods.
  • Acquaints oneself with aspects of complex sample analysis on analytical equipment with supervisory support.
  • Organize the data in meaningful tables, charts, or graphs to convey information in an easy-to-interpret format for team member.
  • Effectively communicates (both in writing and orally) scientific results.
  • Writes and documents project results in appropriate forms.
  • Conducts simple statistical analysis through software programs.
  • Delivers all assigned tasks on time.
3.Other Duties
  • Participates in professional training, workshops and organizations.
  • Maintains a functional and clean work area.
  • Follows all safety and good laboratory practices.
  • Keeps up to date on developing technologies and items related to research and development.
  • Assist in writing and reviewing laboratory procedures.