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Research Investigator

Company: DuPont
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Research Investigator NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington INTRODUCTION DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences (N&B) is a leading provider of sustainable solutions for food and health industries, and cleaner, bio-based solutions that support our growing circular economy. Some of the market segments in which we operate include animal nutrition, human nutrition, household and personal care, textiles, water, and energy. Our business provides world class probiotics, proteins, emulsifiers/sweeteners, cultures, drug excipients, enzymes, and preservatives. DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences is seeking a scientist for our Biochemistry and Research Application Team who will work with business partners, product stewards, manufacturing, and customers to lead and execute technical programs focused on home care and personal care markets in Wilmington, DE. The initial primary responsibility for this role is as a colloid & interfacial scientist working in our antimicrobial development programs. This scientist will be accountable for supporting the identification of new antimicrobials, evaluating stabilization strategies for new antimicrobials, applying analytical molecular characterization as well as interfacial techniques, and completing structure-property assessments in complex aqueous formulations. The candidate will be responsible for developing creative, innovative solutions and defect-free products to address customer requirements, difficult problems, and business opportunities as well as identifying and implementing new opportunities for value-creating projects. The individual should be capable of coaching/mentoring colleagues. A comprehensive understanding of colloid & interfacial science is required. Competency in molecular biology and experience developing pharmaceutical drugs through biological and/or chemical means are needed. Competency with personal care products and actives is also needed. The candidate will work in concert with cross-functional teams from North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. As a research scientist/engineer, many career paths will be accessible (e.g., application development, product and process research, and operations and engineering). THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES Your key responsibilities: Act as a role model within work group in the area of safety. Apply colloid and interfacial science principles to identify and develop new technologies for personal care. Develop fundamental understanding how molecules, proteins, and/or polymeric materials interact with human cells/tissue, microorganisms, and personal care ingredients. Develop project technology maps and lead area(s) of intellectual property development. Use and demonstrate solid project management skills working with stakeholders to define scope, impact, and deliverables. Understand target business strategy, organization, and market needs. Manage technical projects and information through coordination with other professionals in functions such as manufacturing, marketing, sales, supply chain, and especially regulatory and product stewardship to accomplish objectives. Collaborate with microbiologist, molecular biologists, chemists, protein engineers, and biochemists in multidisciplinary scientific efforts. Champion project(s)/solution(s) and influence the organization to deploy necessary resources aligned with business strategy and priorities. Mentor and coach others in the use of the Scientific Method, intellectual capital, project management, and technology. Willingness to act as an organizational and industry steward (e.g., publish, present, collaborate, and be an active member of the broader R&D community). Your qualification profile: Greater than 5 years experience where candidate demonstrated ability to work within complex development projects. Molecule discovery, preferably drug discovery. Interfacial Science expertise. Exposure to biological production of molecules and studying biologically-produced technologies. Experience working with product stewardship and regulatory organizations (e.g., EPA, FDA, PMRA, BPR). Demonstrated ability to work in global team s, and apply scientific principles and technical expertise to solve challenging problems. Leadership examples demonstrating ability to independently lead (identify, assess, plan, execute) project activities. Track record of excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to work in a multi-functional team environment, and appropriately manage stakeholders. Education/Certification Requirements: Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Biochemistry. Job information and working conditions: This role will require some travel primarily within North America. At DuPont, we have an unbridled commitment to deliver essential innovations that enrich people s lives, enable sustainable development and foster human potential for generations to come. Innovations developed from highly engineered products and naturally sourced ingredients continue to shape industries and everyday life. From smarter homes to more efficient cars, from better ways of digitally connecting to new tools that enable active and healthy lifestyles in all these areas and many more, we re working with customers to transform their ideas into real world answers that help humanity thrive. Coupled with core values and excellent compensation & benefits Together, we re turning possibilities into real world answers that help humanity prosper! Come realize how you can make an impact, act like an owner and partner with customers in our journey. Please access the following link to better understand & appreciate DuPont s Journey: LOCATION DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington DE EOE/DIVERSITY STATEMENT DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information. For US Applicants: See the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster at: **************************************************************** For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here. Research & Development Sep 26, 2019, 10:40:05 AM Full-time Entry Level

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