Job Title:Scientist III- Decatur, IL Location:Decatur, IL, Mid-West United States, USA Company:Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Industry Sector:Agribusiness Industry Type:Commodities and Trading Career Type:Scientist Job Type:Full Time Minimum Years Experience Required:N/A Salary:0
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. Learn more at www.adm.com.
Scientist III- Decatur, IL Fermentation Development and Bioprocess Support This is an exempt, full time position
Job Description: This position is in the Bioprocess and Fermentation Group within the Biotechnology division of Archer Daniels Midland Company's Research Center. The group is focused on the development and scale-up of new fermentation processes and products, as well as continual improvement of current processes. The research work spans a variety of microorganisms and approaches including bacterial and fungal fermentations, aerobic and anaerobic processes, traditional stirred tank fermentations, and new engineering concepts in fermentation.
The successful candidate will be an integral part of a team of fermentation scientists and technicians who will participate in the development of new products through fermentation and will use an innovative approach to optimizing existing processes. A strong background in engineering with industrial fermentation experience is a plus.
Master's Degree in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology or related field with 5+ years of relevant experience or Bachelor's Degree in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology or related field, with 10+ years of relevant experience
Working understanding of microbial metabolism and physiology and examples of its application to the development and commercialization of fermentation processes
Experience in bench top fermenter operations up to 100 L scale
Application of fermentation principles, medium development, process design, mass balance as applied for scale-up to a commercial process.
5-10 years' experience in an industrial fermentation environment, including downstream processing
Good written and oral communication skills
Must be able to lift 50lbs
Supervise and operate pilot scale fermenters to screen strains, optimize media or fermentation conditions, and develop new products
Lead efforts in plant support and troubleshooting.
Record and analyze data with accuracy and efficiency
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