Intern, R&D Analytical/Applications - TIC Gums

TIC Gums, an Ingredion Company, is a global leader in food texturizer and stabilizer solutions. Food and beverage companies rely on TIC Gums to improve the texture, stability, consistency, nutritional profile, and shelf appeal of their products. Legendary customer service, high quality standards, and the unrivaled knowledge of our Gum Gurus?? has made TIC Gums the industry leader for more than 100 years.
Summary: TIC Gums is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic college student to join the organization for a summer internship within our R&D Analytical and Applications teams. The Intern, R&D Analytical/Applications will support the progression of a well-defined research project that is critical for implementation of a new raw materials and projects. This internship is great multifaceted opportunity to understand R&D from testing raw materials all the way to creation of prototype formulations. The intern will have the opportunity to develop method alignment studies between raw materials and finished goods for different classes of gums (with focus on acacia and guar) and also between suppliers of the same material. This will include aligning the specification between the organic and nonorganic version, so if relabel is necessary it can be done with no additional testing. There will also be opportunity to develop R&D projects that are in the idea phase to feasibility by developing prototype formulations and testing different materials to determine effects.
As the Intern, R&D Analytical/Applications your responsibilities will include:
Perform lab/pilot plant experiments and conduct data analysis on raw materials and formulations; interpret results to make adjustments and recommendations.
Operate laboratory equipment safely and with little direct supervision to support project needs. May require modification of standard operating procedures.
Record data in the Lab Notebook and other archiving databases as appropriate. Effectively communicate results to project teams and stakeholders.
Maintain a clean, safe work environment. Follow guidelines set-out for good housekeeping, GMPs, and safety.
Work well with others in laboratory and pilot plant. Effectively communicate with colleagues, project teams and key stakeholders.
Present project status, updates, and outcomes to team and stakeholders.
At completion of internship period, present research findings to management with recommendations.
The Intern, Analytical/Applications R&D position is well-suited for you if you:
Set, prioritize and enable the achievement of ambitious project goals
Are detailed oriented
Build relationships with key decision-makers and internal stakeholders within R&D and other departments.
Are interested in gaining new skills and experience in R&D
Ability to work well with all levels of personnel
Possess solid teamwork skills
Are self-motivated and results-driven
Are a creative problem solver
Enjoy data analysis and testing
Qualified candidates will have:
Progress towards a Bachelor's degree in Food Science with focus in Culinology preferred
Minimum 3.0 GPA required
Availability to work full time (40 hours/week) between early June and mid-August 2018
Ability to work safely in a lab environment.
Knowledge about QA or Analytical is desirable
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, e.g. making presentations and writing technical data/reports
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with statistical (Excel) knowledge is desirable
To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:
Currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. TIC Gums does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to this position or to provide this position as OPT or CPT.
Be a currently enrolled student in a Bachelor's Degree Program. If currently enrolled in an undergrad status, must have completed at least two years of coursework with status as a sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior.
If you have completed your degree, please consider other opportunities with Ingredion, posted at www.ingredion.com/careers.
As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.
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