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Associate Protein Scientist

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Cargill, Inc. Plymouth , MN 55447

Posted 3 months ago

Position Purpose

The Associate Protein Scientist position will join the Global Health and Nutrition Center of Expertise R&D Team, which sits within the Starches, Sweeteners and Texture (SST) business. The primary responsibility of this position will be to support the product and process development activities that enable the growth of Cargill's plant and alternative protein ingredient portfolio. Specifically, the candidate will drive value through hands-on protein process development and protein production at lab, pilot and manfacturing scale. Additionally, the candidate will support product development efforts by the chemical and functional characterization of various proteins. Under the guidance of R&D team members, the candidate will support other efforts as necessary.

The candidate brings curiosity, creativity and problem-solving skills. The candidate embraces the unknown and is attentive to detail. The candidate is eager to grow the knowledge base related to proteins and will work with other members of the team to do so. The candidate will always work safely and champion a safety-focused culture.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Hands-on process development activities at bench and pilot scale

  • Hands-on production of protein ingredients at bench and pilot scale

  • Characterization of protein ingredients.

  • Support the breadth of R&D activities in the Nutrition & Health CoE.

  • Experiment planning, including organizing and executing pilot plant trials with minimal guidance

  • Data processing, analysis, interpretation and presentation of results

  • Proper documentation and communication of experimental results and conclusions (including use of electronic laboratory notebook) for knowledge building and intellectual property activites

  • Maintain laboratory/pilot space and equipment

  • Maintain standard operating procedures, documenting changes when appropriate

Relocation will not be provided for this position.

A strong candidate has been identified for this position. However we will consider all candidates who meet the requirements.

Required Qualifications:
  • BS in food science, chemistry or related field

  • 2 years' experience in the food industry

  • Hands-on experience operating multi-step processes at lab and pilot scale in an R&D setting

  • Experience with protein processing

  • Experience running protein functionality assays

  • Willing and able to travel up to 15%

Success Factors:

  • Ability to take initiative, think creatively, work collaboratively and challenge the status quo

  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in food science, chemistry or related field

  • 5 years' experience in the food industry

  • Experience with one or more plant-based protein sources

  • Experience with one or more extraction, isolation, purification, or further modification unit operations

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Associate Protein Scientist

Expired Job

Cargill, Inc.