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Rheologist, Texture Solutions, Analytical Characterization and Texture Science (ACTS)

Company: Ingredion
Location: Bridgewater
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Ingredion is looking to hire a Rheologist to conduct research and development efforts for new and existing products. As part of the Analytical Characterization & Texture Science (ACTS) group, the Rheologist will use expertise in rheological characterization to conduct laboratory activities and data analysis that aid in defining products, understanding structure-function relationships and enable effective product, process, and formulation development.Core Responsibilities:Work with manager and the ACTS team towards the development and execution of a comprehensive strategy around rheological characterization that articulates Ingredion's Food Texture Science capabilities & value for our customer.Develop and implement new rheological testing methodologies as required to enable Product Development and Manufacturing.Keeping up to date on advances in measurement systems through open sourcesWriting reports and effectively communicating results to project teams and stakeholders.Development of industry relationships and networks within professional organizationsWork with external vendors and innovation partners to identify new technologies and partnerships.Elevate capabilities of our ACTS Texture Solution function.
Identify capability gaps and future needs and collaborate towards a plan to meet current and future needs.Promote strong collaboration with teams within and outside Analytical Characterization & Texture Science function to establish Ingredion as an externally recognized thought leaderQualified candidate will have:PhD in rheology related fields (e.g. Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent) with 0 to 2+ years of relevant experience. Master's Degree with 3-5+ years relevant experience or Bachelor's degree with 5 to 10+ years relevant experience also considered.Specific technical knowledge & proficiency around rheological characterization methods and instrumentation, preferably on food/cosmetics or adjacent applications.Demonstrated proficiency in design of experiments, data interpretation and analyses to offer non-obvious insights.Working knowledge of statistics and related analytical toolsStrong computer skills; working knowledge of MS Office and related software.Required behaviors and skills:Demonstrated project management skills to manage, prioritize and provide direction on key customer and new product innovation projects.Exceptional skills gathering, documenting, and interpreting complex and ambiguous experimental data.Ability to embrace change and adapt to shifting priorities and changing customer and consumer needs.Familiarity with method validation and measurement system assessmentStrong critical analytical thinking and problem-solving capabilitiesAbility to effectively link together disparate ideas to propose novel approaches.Strong communication skills, both written and oral, including proven ability to write comprehensive technical reports and deliver technical presentations.Excellent planning and organizational skills, allowing the candidate to shift priorities appropriately and help others to operate with flexibility.High degree of energy, self-motivation, personal commitment, and ownershipAbility to interact constructively with colleagues from a wide variety of roles within the company and learn continuously and stay up to date with current science trends.Ability to offer ideas, think in new ways and have an ability to explore multiple possibilities for pursuing challenges.Ability to lead, inspire and communicate with confidence to senior levels of management.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Ingredion seeks to provide a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, handicap or disability-mental or physical-marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability resulting from military service, or any other classification protected by law ("protected classifications"). We are committed to establishing and maintaining a work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.Relocation Available: Yes, Within Country

Keywords: Ingredion, New Brunswick , Rheologist, Texture Solutions, Analytical Characterization and Texture Science (ACTS), Other , Bridgewater, New Jersey

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