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Senior Research Scientist - Decatur, IL

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Research Scientist, Carbohydrate and Biobased Materials Innovation In this position, you will be at the forefront of innovation, providing technical and project leadership that extend far beyond the ordinary! In this role you will focus on development of both food and non-food applications that include, but are not limited to, advanced materials, construction, fermentation, plant care, packaging and papers, and personal care. You will lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams to spearhead the creation of brand-new ingredients and systems, steering them towards commercial success. Your work will be the cornerstone of enhancing the value of ingredients through an intricate understanding of the chemistry, characterization and functionality of ingredients and bioderived materials.Your expertise will not only benefit our organization but also support our valued customers, providing them with insights into the functionality of carbohydrate derived products. In this role, you'll become a well-connected expert, fostering relationships with suppliers, trade associations, universities, and research facilities. Your goal? Staying ahead of the curve by continuously monitoring new developments, methods, and innovations related to carbohydrates.This role offers you a chance to be recognized as a high-level scientific resource, utilizing your skills to
develop and champion independent ideas that lead to successful project completion. If you're ready to be at the forefront of scientific progress, driving innovation, and making a significant impact, then this is the job for you! Join us on this exciting journey to shape the future of carbohydrate platforms.Job Responsibilities Drive projects by providing project leadership and direction in both applied science and new product development.Work interactively with other groups including process development, applications, and business groups.Use carbohydrate science expertise to proactively develop and progress ideas for new product innovations to drive future business growth through new product development and understanding customer application.Design experiments to promote the understanding of carbohydrate ingredients and their interaction in non-food applications.Perform chemical and physical modification of raw materials utilizing chemical reactors and/or extrusion and conventional mixing technologiesDevelop materials to communicate structure and function of carbohydrate ingredients both internally and externally.Lead projects for diverse technical teams utilizing gated project management toolsConduct and derive value from experimental programs utilizing design of experiment (DOE) softwareReport on status of research activities through verbal updates, written reports, and presentationsUtilize advanced scientific techniques (e.g. NMR, x-ray diffraction, DSC, imaging) to elucidate molecular interactions and functionality of carbohydrates and complex systems.Ensure safe working practice in research labs, pilot plants, and manufacturing facilities to meet or exceed safety goals.Job Requirements
PhD degree or master's in Organic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Engineering, or related fieldAt least 5 years of industrial experience in biobased materials and sustainability that includes but is not limited to packaging and papers, construction, fermentation, plant care, home and personal care industry.Industry experience including experience in starch, cellulose and other natural products.Expertise and hands on experience with extrusion of natural products including complex carbohydrates is strongly desiredKnowledge and experience with wide range of analytical instrumentation and carbohydrate characterization methods Knowledge of safe hazardous material handling and hazardous communication requirements and proceduresSolid understanding of statistical software, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and Microsoft OfficeAbility to travel up to 20% Excited about this role but don't meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don't check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.ADM requires the successful completion of a background check. REF:83290BR

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