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Veterans Preferred - Scientist (I), Small Scale Fermentation - Decatur, IL

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. Scientist (I), Small Scale Fermentation - Decatur, IL
ADM Research & Development
This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary
We have an opening for a scientist to carry out fermentations at bench top mini-bioreactors for a range of processes aimed at producing amino acids, organic acids, hydrocolloids, and enzymes at our Corporate Research Center in Decatur, IL!

This role will assist a team with the set-up, execution, and trouble-shooting of fermentations! It will also engage with continuous improvement of fermentation processes, operational issues, and safety; and perform basic maintenance on fermentation equipment.

Job Responsibilities
- Work within a team to execute fermentations at 1.3 L scale according to plans
- Conduct sample analysis, document data properly and in a timely manner
- Work using aseptic techniques and maintain a clean workspace
- Conduct basic maintenance of fermentation and analytical equipment
- Develop fermentation protocols and create corresponding documentation such as SOPs and Job Safety Assessments (JSAs)
- Contribute to continuous improvement efforts on execution of fermentations and laboratory safety

Skills and Proficiencies
Skills and experiences required or useful:
- MSc or BSc in microbiology, fermentation science, or related field
- 1-4 years of experience with small scale fermentation systems, working on aerobic or anaerobic fermentation of bacteria, yeast, or filamentous fungi
- A self-motivator
- Solid understanding of fermentation equipment, troubleshooting, and maintenance
- Experience with sample analysis including but not limited to OD, YSI, FTIR, etc.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with both technical and non-technical personnel
- Preferred candidate will have industrial biotechnology experience, demonstrating delivery of value to the business through execution of projects
- Ability to work within a diverse, multidisciplinary team
- Ability to ensure safety in the workplace

Relocation assistance is available with this position.
This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, vision, and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.


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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::
At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We're a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world's premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at

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