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IB Biomaterials Applications Development Specialist Leiden Netherlands,  

Posted on : 15 April 2017

Project Description

Job Description DuPont Industrial BioSciences is a leader in the industrial biotechnology sector which develops innovative enzymes and bioproducts to improve the performance and reduce the environmental impact of the cleaning, textiles, fuels and chemicals industries. We also develop and produce enzymes for the food, beverage and animal nutrition businesses. We leverage our cutting-edge protein engineering and production expertise with worldwide, multi-industry manufacturing capability to develop sustainable solutions for the emerging biobased economy. If you are ready to join an organization with the energy and excitement of a start-up and the stability that comes from a proven track record of one of the world s largest and most successful biotechnology companies, we invite you to apply. Job Description DuPont Industrial BioSciences is currently recruiting for an Applications Development specialist with material and polymer experience for the Industrial BioSciences-Biomaterials Platform. Candidates have relevant experience in industries such as the paper industry, the biomaterial and processing industries, polymer and packaging processing and application development industries. The DuPont IB-Biomaterials business is currently developing a family of novel polysaccharides for a wide range of potential industrial applications. The technical organization is engaged in direct customer interactions, customer problem solving, and applications development with these materials.   The position requires a person with experience in the processing and conversion of new biomaterials in industrial markets such as paper making or paper coating applications, development of compounded biomaterial applications preferably in an industrial environment. While the position will primarily involve work to develop new application and product  development, the candidate may also be required to work closely with other functions such as operations and process development.   This new opportunity in the applications development group will be based at DuPont s facility in Leiden in the Netherlands. Regular travel to various customer and partner sites in Europe and North America will be required.   Responsibilities Working with the global process and product development teams, the candidate will:    Focus on understanding the fundamental material science properties of the polysaccharides and how these properties can add value in customer applications   Identify new opportunities for polysaccharides in industrial applications   Lead customer development programs  Build understanding of the use of the polysaccharides in downstream applications such as paper printing  Develop and build laboratory capabilities for applications development at the Leiden facility  working with and representing DuPont on various European Union new material development programs. Working with and representing DuPont on various European Union new material development programs.   Job Qualifications      A Bachelors degree in a scientific or engineering field or the equivalent level of experience   Preferably 5 to 10 years of related Industrial experience   Options experiences: Paper Making or Paper Coating expertise, polymer processing and compounding expertise, packaging development and applications  Understanding of downstream applications such as printing.    Experience in polymer fiber spinning or polymer composite processing, would be desirable   Technical service experience  Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills  Fluent in both written and spoken English; an additional European language (ie. Dutch or German) would be a plus  Experienced with effectively interfacing with customers in both a one-on-one setting as well as interactions with larger groups   Experience with working on EU projects is a plus   Strong problem solving skills  Ability to operate independently with a minimum of supervision  Ability to be effective in a growing, dynamic, and changing business environment    


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