Smithfield Foods

  • Research & Development Associate- BioScience

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    Corporate - Day Shift
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    Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. Popular brands include Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit, and connect with us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.


    As a member of the R&D team, this position participates in the research and development of new/revised laboratory procedures, new products and other R&D projects.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Participates in the research team development of new products and refinement of laboratory methods.
    • Accurately records data and results in company laboratory notebooks and maintains proper documentation.
    • Follows procedures to assure a clean, safe and organized lab.
    • Enhances safety and safeguards the Company’s proprietary information.
    • Participates in the transfer, training and implementation of new and revised procedures.
    • Provides support for the analytical testing results and providing information to the team.
    • Participates in the exchange of ideas to facilitate the progress of new and ongoing product development.
    • Other duties as assigned to assist the research team.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in a science field or equivalent combination of education and/or industry experience, required.
    • Proficient in on-line work systems and product/project development software tools.
    • Continuously improves and updates pharmaceutical industry knowledge and product development skills.
    • Understands all aspects of relevant and current plant SOP’s and appropriate FDA guidelines.
    • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and achieve effective time management.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Acts with a sense of urgency under deadlines to meet established goals and objectives.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

    Careers and Benefits

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