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Senior Research Scientist - Analytical

Company: Tate & Lyle
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

This analytical scientist will serve as a Senior Research Scientist and key area leader in the Analytical group, Global R&D. Global R&D is located at the Tate & Lyle facility in Hoffman Estates, IL (near Chicago).The team is currently composed of a diverse group of experienced scientists with skills in chromatography, spectroscopy, materials science, microbiology, and chemical analysis. RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES This Senior Research Scientist will be engaged in planning and executing laboratory work to characterize ingredients, and planning project resources. Leads or acts as a key technical contributor on projects/experiments/research. The Senior Research Scientist will act with considerable latitude in determining technical approach required to meet desired objectives. They will demonstrate the ability to apply extensive expertise with significant breadth or depth utilizing complex scientific theory and concepts, to assignment were precedents typically does not exist. Fully competent in reviewing scientific literature, developing hypothesis and planning and conducting experiments to confirm or disprove hypothesis. The Research Scientist will also be expected to engage with internal and external resources to advance technical product development and to provide technical expertise to support existing business in relevant areas. They will develop solutions to complex problems that required the regular use of innovation and creativity in identifying and trying new and different approaches. Demonstrates ability to extrapolate learnings The Senior Research Scientist will lead or contribute to capability build and execution in a specific measurement area, driving successful use of measurement tools to advance new product development. The Senior Research Scientist will also engage with regulatory, legal, commercial and other non-technical personnel to ensure measurement work is in accordance with internal processes & metrics, and will be responsible for delivery of the measurement work packages against project timelines. POSITION REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Food Science, or related disciplines with 3+ year industrial experience, an MS degree with 6+ years of industrial experience, or a BS degree with 9+ years of experience.-- A broad background and knowledge in characterizing small molecules or biomolecules such as carbohydrates, starches, fibers, or food ingredients and their matrices is required. Experience in carbohydrate chemistry and characterization is desired.--Most desirably, this experience will include demonstrated skills in quantitative and qualitative analyses of carbohydrates or other natural products.-- --Experience one or more areas of measurement science from the following list is also desirable:

  • Demonstrated experience in wet chemistry, carbohydrate isolation and characterization; or other biochemistry or analytical disciplines in which this experience has been gained. Specifically, in the quantification of major and minor components within a complex matrix, ideally in ingredients or other food systems. This includes but not limited to titrations, Karl fisher, Dumas or Kjeldahl, ash, fat extraction, and polysaccharide quantification techniques.
  • Demonstrated industrial experience with spectroscopy techniques such as NIR, FTIR and/or Raman spectroscopy for measurement of major and minor components within a complex matrix. Experience with correlation modeling is also desirable
  • Experience with chromatography separations, such as HPLC, UPLC, IC, or CE. Most desirably, this experience will include application of techniques on food ingredients and their corresponding matrices. Demonstrated ability to effectively provide leadership and direction. Established capabilities of data mining, visualizing results and presenting research output to create value. Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with others in a way that builds working relationships. Effectively builds rapport with all levels of the organization. The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process. Tate & Lyle is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce. Our purpose,Improving Lives for Generations, inspires everything we do. Whether it's by making food and drink healthier and tastier; continuously improving how we work; promoting a safe working environment; or making a difference to our local communities, we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. Our work is driven by consumer health needs and trends, governments desire to build and support healthy communities, and the need for affordable food and nutrition in many parts of the world. We deliver ingredients and solutions to meet all these needs. Our speciality sweeteners and fibres help reduce sugar and calories. Our fibres enrich food and improve digestive health. Our texturants and stabilising systems help extend shelf-life and make food manufacturing easier. Our bulk sweeteners deliver great tasting products at an affordable cost. And our industrial starches give strength to the packaging used to deliver online goods to millions of homes every day. Across the globe, we areImproving Lives for Generations. And all our talented and skilled people help us on this journey. Want to know more? Take a look here . Suggested Jobs Sr. Research Scientist Principal Scientist Sr Scientist Principal Material Scientist

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