Kemin Industries Associate Scientist- Fermentation in Des Moines, Iowa
Kemin is seeking an Associate Scientist for management of all fermentation-related projects, team staff, and responsibility for successful project execution, product development and launch.
This full-time Associate Scientist is responsible for the all the fermentation research in new product development and continuous improvement of existing products.
We Are Kemin
We are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us. We have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition, and textile markets. We provide product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries.
A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,800 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.
Plan, execute and document all research experiments involving fermentation, downstream processing and final product formulation
Lead the fermentation research team of 2-3 research associates
Develop documents in compliance with the Product Innovation Process
Actively participate in identifying research areas that could lead to the development of new products or continuous improvement of existing products
Write various professional documents, for both internal and external use
Adhere to laboratory standard operating procedures, documentation and GMP guidelines
Understanding of Intellectual Property, protecting IP, and freedom to operate issues is desired
Excellent experimental design, results interpretation and problem solving skills
Detail oriented, highly organized, and motivated by accomplishment
Capability to independently carry out fermentation research, and expertise running, maintaining and trouble-shooting fermentation and down-stream processing equipment
Effective time management
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience in people training and management experience is desired
Ability to simultaneously manage several projects
Ability to present ideas effectively and communicate well with all levels of management within a team environment on a variety of programs and projects
Advanced computer knowledge (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) and statistical analysis (SAS or comparable program)
Ability to work in a continually changing environment
Proficiency in Mandarin language is desired
Master with minimum of 3 years of working experience or PhD in bioengineering, microbiology, fermentation technology, food science, or related background.
3 years of hands-on fermentation research required, industry fermentation experience desired
Posted Date1 month ago(3/4/2021 5:08 PM)
CategoryResearch & Development
Position TypeRegular Full-Time