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Cargill Research Scientist in Elk River, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

Are you looking for opportunity to perform state-of-the-art scientific research? Join our team as a Research Scientist! You will be responsible for applying innovative micro- and molecular biology techniques to help drive the development of new products and improved processes for Cargill Health Technologies. This position will support senior staff, perform experiments independently, and analyze critical data. You will stay current with literature and analytical advancements and work with limited supervision on daily tasks.

Key Accountabilities

  • Build and conduct scientific experiments. Process and analyze results of experiments and record data.

  • Execute microbiological and cell culture experiments, perform troubleshooting of analysis and results, and effectively communicate results to diverse scientific teams.

  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Develop laboratory methods independently, while seeking assistance from appropriate staff when necessary.

  • May present ongoing work and findings to external audiences at conferences including the summaries and the nature and methodology of the research.

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of three years of related work experience

  • Proven working knowledge of aseptic technique, concepts, practices, and standards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously

  • General technical knowledge in analytical chemistry and sterile techniques

  • Action oriented with emotional intelligence, ambitious, good influencing skills

  • Experience in analytical instrumentation including spectroscopy, imaging, chromatography and sensors

Position Information

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

The business will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.