Sr. Scientific Specialist- Food Testing

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Date: Jan 31, 2023

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, CA

Company: Bureau Veritas

Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas? Do you take pride in delivering exceptional quality and service with everything you do? Do you seek out ideas for improving the status quo? If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best and the brightest, Bureau Veritas Laboratories might be the place for you!


Imagine being surrounded by the brightest minds in the industry.


Bureau Veritas is looking for a


Senior Scientific Specialist - Food Testing


Join our talented team of experts in the scientific field to advance your technical knowledge and advance your career.  Every day we go above and beyond to deliver innovative solutions to help our clients make important decisions that directly impact the community and the environment. 


As a Sr. Scientific Specialist, your main responsibilities are:


Sr. Scientific Specialist in food testing is to resolve highly technical or diverse problems in food testing lab with highly technical solutions through application of a diverse skillset.  Sr. Scientific Specialist requires interaction with all food teams including laboratory operations, customer service, sample pre-processing, sample logistics, and sometimes food microbiology. Should act as a resource to BV’s Operations, Sales and Customer Service departments by providing high level technical support to further business development and customer retention. Examples include: development of burgeoning technologies, integration of new clients, problem resolution, process development, and new location start-up.


  • Reviews food and nutritional analysis methods and recommends the ones that are most applicable for clients’ expanding range of matrices.
  • Provides complex technical support, guidance, and leadership to the food chemistry, food biochemistry, and food physical testing operational staff, as well as sales and customers service.
  • Remains current with regulatory changes affecting food and nutrition analysis business, and ensures analytical methods are fit to meet these requirements.
  • Validates/verifies new analytical methods and modifies existing ones for expanding range of food matrices to support the needs of food business.
  • Oversees staff analytical technique and carry out training on new methods implemented.
  • Provides solutions for extraction and instrumentation procedures.
  • Reviews and approves standard operating procedures (SOP) for new and modified analytical methods.
  • Provides senior level data review to ensure the accuracy and quality in all analytical data in relation to customer’s matrices and process.
  • Acts as a back-up to validate analytical data at the job level (Tier II data validation), method and calculation test-codes set-up, product specification criteria set-up for out of specification (OOS) notification, and generation of nutritional labels.
  • Supports sales, customer service, and all food operations departments through the coordination of highly technical projects or business-at-risk situations.
  • Adheres to Bureau Veritas Code of Ethics Policy.
  • Supports and complies with all Bureau Veritas policies, Quality System and Health & Safety program.
  • Participates, when requested in lab and health and safety meetings.
  • Participates, when requested in internal and external audits.
  • All other responsibilities as assigned.


You are the ideal Sr. Scientific Specialist, if you have: 


  • Post-secondary or post graduate education from a recognized technical or science institution or a minimum of 10 years combined education and working experience with food.
  • Experience with sample extraction, instrumentation, method development, and sample handling.
  • Keen analytical problem solving, attention to details, and excellent documentation skills.
  • Ability to work on complex technical problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Exercise judgment in selecting methods and techniques for providing solutions.
  • Ability to work and make decision independently and as a team.
  • Strong organization and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, LIMS, and Quality Management System software (statistical analysis and macro functions in MS Excel would be considered an asset).


 Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.


When we look at Bureau Veritas, we want to see a reflection of the communities in which we work.  Inclusion is about actively involving every employee’s ideas, knowledge, perspectives, approaches and styles to maximize business success.  Inclusion is about attracting new talent who will bring more diversity to our workforce, with differences in culture, professional backgrounds and beliefs.


  1. purpose: shaping a world of trust.


Guaranteeing quality, ensuring Health and Safety, mitigating risks and improving performance as well as environmental protection and social responsibility … This is what Bureau Veritas is about, truly believing that it contributes to bettering society. 


Blending performance & integrity, with ambition & humility, responsibility & openness, we are proud that our people leave a mark on what they do.


We respect our people and believe in our talents. 


We empower them to leave their mark, working as a team for the benefit of our 400,000 clients across 140 countries.


We believe that leaving a mark is a true challenge and opportunity for every one of us, a sign of trust and impact, a bond with the future, a proof of growth and development. 


Being part of the BV family, is more than just working, it’s being convinced that you will Leave your mark…. in shaping a world of trust.


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Bureau Veritas Labs is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise Human Resources of any accommodations that are required.  Any information received relating to accommodations will be treated as confidential.


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