Senior Research Chemist


(Bridgewater, New Jersey)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Ingredion
Ingredion is a leading global ingredients solutions company. We make sweeteners, starches, nutrition ingredients and biomaterials that are used by customers in everyday products from foods and beverages to paper and pharmaceuticals.
The Senior Chemist will support the Physical Modification Research Program and be responsible for planning, conducting and analyzing laboratory experiments for various applied research projects to find innovative processes to develop food ingredients with desired functionalities.
**Business** * Support research and new ingredient development activities by utilizing food chemistry and technology knowledge. * Proactively manage assignments and deliver results under challenging schedules and deliver set goals. Carry out multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to a very dynamic work environment. * Maintain and record research activities in laboratory records and have good understanding of good laboratory practices. * Analyze results and document findings as research reports. * Perform data analyses, interpret results, and report to the Manager and cross-functional project teams. * Communicate research findings through presentations and reports. * Operate according to standard safety procedures and policies. **Agility and Innovation** * Prioritize, plan, and deliver results and meet the project goals. * Perform assignments involving complex laboratory procedures with minimal supervision. Independently carry out assignments, constantly review data for accuracy, interpret and communicate results effectively to project teams. * Seek and apply latest analytical/laboratory technologies to improve the efficiency of current activities. * Demonstrate and maintain a positive attitude and willingness to learn new scientific concepts and latest technologies. **Relationships and People** * Interact with cross-functional project teams through written and oral communications and maintain current understanding of overall status of assigned projects. Effectively communicate and work collaboratively in cross-functional, global project teams. * Collaborate with colleagues to make significant individual contributions to execute project plans and deliver goals. * Actively seek guidance and feedback from the Manager while exploring career development and improvement opportunities.
Ideal Candidate
**Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:** * MS/BS degree in Food Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a closely related field with 2 to 5+ years with hands-on laboratory experience. * Knowledge in food chemistry, food ingredients, and food analysis, especially of plant-based foods, such as plant proteins, fruits, and vegetables. * An understanding in physical processing of food ingredients; including, but not limited to, various forms of heat treatments, pressure, pulsed-electric fields, vacuum, fractionation technologies, filtration, etc. * Experience in analytical techniques such as HPLC, SEC, and DSC and/or other laboratory instrumentation including general troubleshooting ability. * Basic knowledge on various food ingredients and their functionalities is preferred. * Good mathematical and data analysis skills and familiarity with analytical calculations. * Ability to perform various assignments involving both routine and standard operations with minimal or no supervision. * Ability to quickly adapt and modify research plans as appropriate. * Strong computer skills; proficiency of using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in particular) and ability to construct complex spreadsheets, graphs, and charts. * Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to clearly communicate research findings through presentations and reports. * Excellent organizational skills and maintaining a well-organized, clean, functional laboratory environment. **Desired behavior, personal attributes:** * Enthusiasm for laboratory work and method development and willingness to learn new skills. * Team player who can adapt to a dynamic and demanding work environment.
Compensation and Working Conditions
Reports to Associate, Global Research & Technology


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