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ADM SCIENTIST III - Material Sciences - Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

SCIENTIST III - Material Sciences - Decatur, IL


Research & Development

Job Description:

Scientist (III), Material Science – Decatur, IL

This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary

We are seeking a scientist in the Material Science Delivery Technology team. The candidate will work with cross-functional teams across ADM Research to advance and support the ingredient portfolio across the areas of sustainable materials platform and Human Nutrition.

This candidate will support the structure-function lead across diverse business areas (agricultural specialties; home and personal care; coatings). The incumbent will be in charge of contributing to a variety of cross-functional projects of innovative nature, to deliver value to the company and end consumers.

The candidate will have the ability to work with both ingredient science and product development team in formulation pertaining to core emulsion science. This position will drive the product innovation while maximizing functionality of existing ingredient portfolio.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead projects for diverse technical teams utilizing gated project management tools

  • Work with cross-functional teams such as food, feed & industrial divisions at all capacities including customers, business managers and operations.

  • Summarize data and analyze results; formulate conclusions and review progress with supervisor.

  • Report on status of research activities through verbal updates, written reports, and presentations

  • Work closely with other lab personnel and other coworkers to follow ADM laboratory standards

  • Participate in safety reviews with colleagues on a variety of projects

Key Competencies Desired:

  • Material Characterization experience of food ingredients such as lipids, protein, sweeteners, emulsifiers, hydrocolloids and carbohydrates

  • Ability to design experiments and interpret the results and communicate to the project stake holders in timely manner

  • Experience with physical and chemical laboratory testing techniques such as particle size analyzer, dispersion, wetting, rheology and method development of evolving application areas

  • Ability to handle wide instrumentation techniques and write SOP’s

  • Experience in product development utilizing synergies in ingredient science including colloids and interfacial science

  • Able to work effectively on a cross-functional team of scientists, engineers, analytical chemists, and commercial plant personnel.

  • Experience operating through an established project management program is desirable.

  • Able to prioritize tasks and function independently while delivering on multiple project objectives.

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision as a member of a multidisciplinary research team;

  • Effective problem solving and troubleshooting skills in team environments.

  • Strong and effective written and verbal communication skills and capabilities.

  • A strong team player both as team member and as project lead across multiple projects

  • Ability to multi-task and handle constantly evolving objectives and approaches of an innovative company.

  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office and the ability to learn and operate other computer software and automation tools.

Technical Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or Food Science or related field of study with at least 1-5 years of experience in academic/industry environment.

  • Experienced in characterization methods for the food ingredients (emulsifiers, carbohydrates, sweeteners, proteins, lipids) for food and non-food applications.

  • Experience in handling pilot scale equipment and maintain safety standards is of benefit

  • Experience in understanding synergy in ingredient functionality is a major plus

  • Strong background in ingredient science and their applications across both food and non-food areas.




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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 www.adm.com.