Sr. Scientist- Decatur, IL
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we re one of the world s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses.Senior Scientist – Decatur, ILADM ResearchThis is a full time, exempt position ADM Fermentation Team is seeking a highly motivated scientist with a strong background in enzyme production through fermentation processes. In this role the candidate will be responsible for ideation, experimental design, experimental execution, reporting data to group leaders. Job responsibilities will include: a) providing value to ADM business units through design and execution of enzyme fermentation processes and projects; b) developing technical expertise and extending the group s knowledge base in the areas of industrial enzyme production through fermentation; c) managing multiple fermentation projects, and communicating outcomes, recommendations, and next steps to Biotechnology Research leaders. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work under minimal direction, be able to develop experimental strategies and interact with other scientists to support projects in strain development, metabolic engineering and fermentation. Requirements: Ph.D. degree or equivalent and relevant experience in enzymology, fermentation science, molecular microbiology, or related field.3-5 years of experience operating bench scale fermentation systems with a deep understanding of growth and metabolism of microbial strains used in industrial fermentation processes. Experience in the use of statistical analysis and experimental design.Subject matter expertise in enzyme production through fermentation Preferred candidate will have industrial biotechnology experience, demonstrating delivery of value to the business through execution of projects.Excellent written and oral communication skills with both technical and non-technical personnelDemonstrated ability to work with diverse, multidisciplinary teams to coordinate the transfer of bench scale knowledge through scale-up to provide value for the business. Job Related and Essential Qualifications:Self-motivationExcellent written and verbal communication skillsTeam playerSuperior organizational skillsOccasional travel may be requiredRelocation assistance is available with this position.This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check. ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability.Apply for this job.