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Scientist, Protein Nutrition Solutions - Decatur, IL

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Job Title: Scientist, Protein Nutrition Solutions - Decatur, IL
Location: Decatur, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Nutritionist/Formulator
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Scientist, Protein Solutions - Decatur, IL
ADM Research
This is a full-time exempt position.

ADM, a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world's premier agricultural origination and processing company, has an opening for a Scientist, Protein Solutions at our Corporate Research center located in Decatur, Illinois!

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to support our Specialty Ingredients business by closely collaborating with external and internal customers and the Protein Ingredients and Process Development, Creation Design & Development, and Science & Technology teams!

Job responsibilities
  • Work closely with both external and internal customers on the analysis, development, and optimization of novel protein nutrition solutions
  • Support the Specialty Ingredients business in a timely manner by utilizing an understanding of structure-function evaluations
  • Develop technical digital/AI tools, and support training programs for customers
  • Collaborate with various teams to support all ADM Business Units and product lines, including Applications Scientists on systems optimization by applying knowledge of ingredients blends development and multi-ingredients system synergies, as well as the Protein Ingredients & Process Development and Food & Beverage Application teams

Skills and proficiencies
  • B.S. in Food Science & Human Nutrition or related field of study, and 5 years of experience is required. An M.S. is desired
  • A solid understanding of:
    • the use of proteins and other food ingredients into final food systems, and the impact of proteins in human nutrition, sensory, and performance on final foods
    • the chemistry, nutrition, sensory, and functionality properties on proteins
    • basic protein analytical techniques
    • bench/pilot development work
  • Ability to work independently and within cross-functional teams on Research projects that involve the development and improvement of novel protein solutions for food and beverage applications
  • Ability to collaborate with and have good written and verbal communication skills when working with colleagues in Commercial, Research, and Operations groups
  • Be a good teammate with good interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to work hands-on at the laboratory, pilot, and plant level

The position would require approximately 30% travel and will be based in Decatur, IL.

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, vision, and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.

ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans' status.

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail to Include your contact information, a description of the position for which you are applying, and the nature of your requested accommodation.
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Job Post Date: 09/02/20
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