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Associate Scientist - Chemistry

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Mar 05, 2023

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OverviewnJoin our Research & Development team!  It's an exciting time for Kemin's Food Technologies team as we look to hire an Associate Scientist with a focus on Chemistry!n nThe Associate Scientist I is responsible for leading R&D projects, performing literature reviews and intellectual property evaluation, participating in external research collaborations, and providing research, technical support to current and potential customers.n n nWe Are Kemin n nWe are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us.  nWe have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century.   nWe are a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services.  n nFor over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to customers in more than 120 countries.   n nEstablished in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.n nAs a Kemin team member, youu2019ll receiveu2026  n nn A competitive financial package- in addition to your salary, we offer an uncapped bonus opportunity, 401k match program, and paid vacation and holidays. n Robust health and wellness support- we are proud to offer a fitness reimbursement (for your whole family!), an on-site fitness center, restaurant with seasonal fresh food options (and the ability to order food to bring home), and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few.  nnn Continued learning opportunities- Kemin offers tuition reimbursement and recently launched a new corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career.  n The chance to give back to our world- Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities, including paid time off to do so. Kemin has a valued corporate partnership with both The World Food Programme and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to many local initiatives. n Opportunities to support our valued educators- Kemin is a proud sponsor of the Iowa Governor's Stem Advisory Council where we fund annual teacher's awards. In addition, we have a robust internship and externship program, and frequently host student tours.  nnResponsibilitiesnn Lead R&D projects with regular supervision.n Perform literature reviews and incorporating into research strategies.n Participate in external research collaborations, with management.n Actively identify and lead research areas that could lead to new product development or process improvement, with minimal supervision.n Independently develop SOPs, research protocols, and research methods.n Maintain accurate and detailed electronic laboratory notebooks.n Independently perform laboratory experiments (plan, execute, analyze, and interpret results).n Independently perform advanced data analysis and interpretation, including statistical analysis.n Generate scientific publications used for internal or external purposes and review internal publications.n Prepare and present research reports in multiple formats for both internal and external audiences.n Must adhere to laboratory standard operating procedures, documentation and guidelines.n Troubleshoot issues with laboratory equipment and instrumentation.nnQualificationsnn PhD in organic chemistry, natural product chemistry, food chemistry/science or related scientific fields with 0-2 years of relevant experience in in food, flavor, beverage and agricultural industry, orn Masters in organic chemistry, natural product chemistry, food chemistry/science or related scientific fields with 4 years of relevant experience in food, flavor and agricultural industryn Bachelor in organic chemistry, natural product chemistry, food chemistry/science or related scientific fields with 7 years of relevant experience in in food, flavor and agricultural industryn Detail oriented, organized, prioritization skills, and motivated by accomplishment.n Must be able to work independently and work as a team in a fast-pacedn Strong experimental design, data collection, and problem-solving skills.n Good written and oral communication skills, suitable for external presentations.n service to internal and external customers.n Advanced computer knowledge (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.), ability to understand and perform basic statistical analysisn Scientific curiosity and innovation.n Handle multiple projects efficiently.n Good project management skills.n Ability to apply knowledge quickly to projects.n Fluent in EnglishnnKemin is an equal opportunity employer, and all reasonable accommodation will be considered. n nA post-offer background check and drug screen is required.  Additional pre-employment requirements may be necessary based on position.   n n#LI-SJ1n 

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