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Plant-based Protein Scientist - Analytical Characterization & Texture Science

Company: Ingredion
Location: Bridgewater
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Ingredion is looking to hire a Protein Scientist to conduct research and development efforts for new and existing products. As part of the Analytical Characterization and Texture Science group, the Protein Associate will use expertise in protein characterization and data science 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: --- Investigation of new measurement technologies to progress new product development and improve current product manufacture--- Establish relationships between chemical structures and composition, material properties, processes and product performance using machine learning and other data science approaches to identify new product development or process improvement opportunities--- Data analysis to help direct Analytical Science, Informatics, and Product Development teams in appropriate model development and utilization--- Management of projects to develop new and update existing analytical capabilities for characterization of plant proteins and other food ingredients--- Leading multifunctional teams to implement new testing technology in Product Development and Manufacturing.--- Routine troubleshooting of issues in testing and products with internal and external customers--- Keeping up-to-date on advances in measurement systems through open sources--- Writing reports and effectively communicating results to project teams and stakeholders--- Development of industry relationships and networks within professional organizations--- Supervision and development of junior staff Qualified candidates will have: --- PhD in Chemistry, Food Science, or other relevant field with to 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.--- Expertise in protein chemistry, characterization methods for research and quality control purposes, and structure-function relationships of these materials--- Working knowledge of bioinformatics and application of data science and advanced statistical analysis--- Working knowledge of a wide range of analytical techniques (e.g. vibrational spectroscopy, separation science, mass spectrometry, thermal analysis, X-ray techniques)--- Demonstrated ability to manage projects independently and lead multifunctional teams--- Familiarity with method validation and measurement system assessment--- Strong critical analytical thinking and problem-solving capabilities--- Ability 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 ownership--- Ability 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--- Strong computer skills. Knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPointWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Ingredion provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, we will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant's accommodation needs. #LI-JG1 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, military status, or disability status. Relocation Available: Yes, Within Country

Keywords: Ingredion, New Brunswick , Plant-based Protein Scientist - Analytical Characterization & Texture Science, Professions , Bridgewater, New Jersey

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