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Jr Scientist- Nutrition/Food- Ashland Specialty Ingredients-MAR10092 - Wilmington, DE


"In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment. Visit to see the innovations we offer through our four commercial units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets."


The Ashland Research Center located in suburban Wilmington, Delaware is one of the central R&D facilities of the Corporation. The center is a modern sophisticated research complex which harbors over 400 employees in various research departments on a scenic 55 acre campus.


As a Jr. Scientist within our  Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Specialties group, you will perform laboratory trials to support industry TSRs and application studies for food products, particularly cellulosic based ASI products. These include bakery, processed meat and extruded foods applications. Report upon those results and provide data and results for application notes and marketing literature.  Visit customers for technical support, to give technical presentations, and provide problem-solving on technical issues. 


A recent graduate will be considered (food technology or related science degree is preferred).

Operations , material sciences/ formulation/ industrial applications experience is strongly preferred over synthetic, process and analytical chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, life sciences etc.

Food technology or beverage background is a plus!

Must have mechanical aptitude, some lifting and physical work is required, should be able to wear respirator for at least 2 hours per day.


Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple:  industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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