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Finished Formats Specialist - United States  

Dupont Biosciences (company)

Posted on : 26 September 2017

Project Description

Job Description

Explore our career opportunities and help us develop solutions that affect lives far beyond today!
A World Leader in Market-Driven Innovation and Science.
With expertise spanning two centuries, diverse industries and more than 90 countries, our company is uniquely positioned to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.
For more than 200 years, DuPont has brought world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace through innovative products, materials and services. Today, DuPont is proud to build on this heritage by partnering with others to tackle the unprecedented challenges in food, energy and protection now facing our world. Together, we believe we can provide enough healthy food for people everywhere, decrease dependence on fossil fuels, and protect people and the environment for generations to come.
We look forward to what a third century of science and innovation can do!
The DuPont Nutrition & Health plant located in Madison, Wisconsin, USA manufactures a variety of food products and ingredients used in everyday food, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical items, many of them found in local stores including: probiotic cultures used for their health promoting effects in humans and animals; starter cultures used in the production of cheese, yogurt, buttermilk, sour cream; and other food ingredients such as food colorants, food antioxidants for food preservation and enzymes used in cheese manufacturing. 
The site conducts extensive innovation, research and development activities in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, and food science.
Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace.
A Scientist to lead our Probiotic Design R&D to develop new and improved Finished Format solutions for dietary supplements and pharmaceutical applications, which combine probiotics with different product matrices, excipients, flow aids, flavors, colors and other bioactive ingredients.
 A thorough understanding of product design, innovative product formats, sensory qualities, consumer trends, interactions between the ingredients of a finished formulation, and packaging solutions is vital. It is expected that the incumbent will be a strategic thinker and possess the experience and ability to lead the product development efforts with support of a team of dedicated probiotic experts located in the US.
Responsibilities of this Scientist position include:
  • Lead the R&D efforts on Product Design and Finished Format solutions, supported by dedicated R&D teams located in Madison, US.
  • Partner closely with the Business Unit leaders in the direction of projects
  • Leverage internal and external relationships in the innovation and commercialization of new successful Finished Format products for probiotics and other bioactive ingredients
  • Identify, develop and manage a network of specialized R&D partners and tollers to enable commercialization of various innovative and consumer-friendly products and applications
  • Provide strategic direction in support of invention disclosures as appropriate to protect innovative processes
  • Communicate results to Manager and project/program stakeholders on a regular basis

DuPont is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DuPont is an e-Verify Employer


Job Qualifications

A qualified candidate if you meet the following requirements:
  • Trained in Pharmaceutical Design, Food Science, or related field
  • A M.Sc. or a Ph.D. with a minimum of 5-10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in the development of successful and consumer-friendly Finished Format products for dietary supplement or pharmaceutical industry, preferably involving probiotic products
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and to deliver results under pressure and time constraints
  • Experience in project management; planning, tracking and reporting
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills for presentation of scientific concepts
This position operates in an office/laboratory environment and reports to the relevant R&D Leader for Health and Protection in DuPont Nutrition and Health.

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies in late 2018 or early 2019. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.