Application Scientist (Associate
Scientist 2)is a hands-on lab scientist responsible for food
application research for innovative antioxidant and/or antimicrobial
products used in the human food ingredient, with a focus on food
stability and safety. Kemin products are
ultimately used to improve the shelf life and freshness of food.
works in coordination with the global R&D team within the strategic
plan to execute specific assignments which help to maximize Keminís research efforts. This role is expected to
work under minimal supervision. Extraordinary decisions are consulted
with the manager and/or team for collaboration.
intensive research and gather data on a variety of food matrices.
expanded application studies, looking at general oxidative
characteristics, level of actives, etc.
application studies/characterization studies on Kemin
and prioritize projects and assume responsibility for their success;
oversee multiple projects in compliance with the Product Innovation
Process which will lead to future sales.
closely with others in R&D to ensure that new technologies and
applications are developed in an efficient and timely fashion
participate in identifying research areas that could lead to the
development of new products
and test ingredients on foods from around the globe
review, and approve various professional documents, for both
internal and external use
and develop new reactions, ingredients, products and processes
critical to the food and beverage industry.
with regulatory affairs, marketing, sales, quality assurance and
operations frequently from ideation through commercialization.
in the preparation of patents and other IP decisions
and provide product training to the team, and provide technical
input for customer questions and working with sales/marketing to resolve
customer technical issues.
internal and external presentations to customers, and represent the
company at tradeshows and other events which showcase Keminís products and services.
manage timelines and projects.
on-going technical expert knowledge and offer solutions to problems
to company and customers to Kemin efforts
to expand its commercial sales.
job-related duties as needed to support business efforts and to
fulfill positive and proactive research efforts.
Conditions: The Associate Scientist is based at the Kemin Food Technologies lab in Des Moines, Iowa (US).
This exempt-level position is considered to be 40 hours per week, but
requires tremendous flexibility and will require a moderate amount of
domestic and international travel.
degree with 5-7 years of experience, preferably in developing new
technologies for the food and beverage industry; Undergraduate
degree in Chemistry or Food Science with a solid understanding of
antioxidants in food products including fats and oils, or in the
with different lab techniques, including wet chemistry methods,
HPLC, GC, etc.
experience working for a multinational organization is desired.
PC knowledge with MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, &
verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, and
interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a diverse
to meet deadlines and maintain professional demeanor while working
be a reliable, flexible, and well-organized self-starter with the
ability to present and communicate ideas and findings effectively to
customers, vendors, peers and all levels of management.
to handle multiple projects efficiently.
to maintain confidentiality and protect intellectual property.