Research Assistant

Date: Dec 3, 2023

Location: West Haven, CT, US, CT

Company: Glanbia

Research Assistant




Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers on dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


The Opportunity 


Our Research Assistant supports the R&D facility with project processing – there are many elements to this role with both office and pilot plant responsibilities. Our Research Assistant will be able to support our Innovation efforts by tracking intellectual property, supporting scientists with processing and prototype development from creation to delivery. They will maintain and update various logs to ensure we are compliant with regulations.  This role coordinates office events such as safety meetings, cleaning and building maintenance. This role will be a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in Food Science and Innovation. 

  • Prepare new cap-ex consideration documentation, entering approved capex purchase requisitions, tracking project expenses, keeping current capex reports.
  • Maintain the product sample display table and the current publication library.    
  • Extracting reports from our SAP system as needed.
  • Support research scientists with projects (packaging & shipping prototypes to global recipients)
  • Support the pilot plant with larger scale projects trials.
  • Enter requisitions for all products, supplies, equipment, contracted research, and research materials purchased.
  • Enter and edit in the End Note program the R&D Libraries including but not limited to; research documents, published scientific journal articles, patents and patent applications, pending patent documentation, product, and ingredient information. 
  • Schedule monthly safety meetings for the R&D group.
  • Maintain the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) books for the lab as required by O.S.H.A. 
  • With our travel agency, coordinate flights, hotels, car rentals for the R&D staff and guests to the R&D location. 



The Skills you will bring to the team

  • Must have an Associate’s Degree in a Science Based discipline.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in West Haven, CT and is fully onsite.



What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  


About Glanbia  

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.


At Glanbia, our culture celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.