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Senior Chemist

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TITLE:  Senior Chemist

LOCATION:  Bridgewater, NJ

REPORTS TO:  Senior Associate, Systems Design & Measurement


Ingredion is hiring a Senior Chemist in the Systems Design & Measurement team to perform method development, data analysis and reporting in support of Clean Label development programs.  The Senior Chemist will focus on understanding compositions of fruits and vegetables.


As a Senior Chemist, your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and validating new analytical methods including anion exchange chromatography, size exclusion chromatography, liquid chromatography, MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy, rheology, and other techniques for plant-based materials
  • Independently setting up, operating, and maintaining lab equipment according to standard safety procedures with minimal supervision
  • Analyzing material composition and characterization data and documenting daily laboratory activities in lab notebooks
  • Interfacing and maintaining relationships with internal and external research partners
  • Proactively seeking to progress new product innovations and making suggestions based on collected insights
  • Prioritizing efforts to deliver on most important and commercially significant Applied Research and New Product Development projects

The Senior Chemist position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Have experience in analytical method development and technical transfer
  • Are interested in applied food research and development
  • Are intellectually curious and willing to continuously learn
  • Are flexible and able to rapidly adapt to dynamic work environment
  • Are detail-oriented and able to organize large amounts of data
  • Enjoy working in diverse teams, tight timelines, and multiple projects

Qualified candidates will have:

  • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Food Science, or other related field with 1-3 years in an analytical lab setting or MS with relevant analytical research experience
  • Hands-on experience in chromatography and mass spectroscopy instrumentations
  • Optional hands-on experience in rheology
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and statistical analysis packages (Origin, Minitab, Igor, etc.)
  • Strong chemistry and mathematical skills and familiarity with analytical quantitative calculations
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Expected travel up to approximately 40% to external research lab and other Ingredion facilities

Relocation Available?           Relocation within Region considered

Job Grade:  F


Despite its global scope and the advancement opportunities that come with it, Ingredion has the intimacy of a mid-size company, one where different perspectives are sought and where relationships matter.


A career at Ingredion combines the benefits and professional opportunities afforded a $7 billion leader in our industry with the dynamic environment and team-driven culture you’d expect in a much smaller company. 

We believe in the power of our people to work together to seize opportunities, overcome obstacles and exceed expectations. Each day, individuals make a meaningful difference in the quality of our products and the success of our technology and operations and, in turn, the quality of life for consumers.