• Senior Analytical Scientist

    Job Locations US-NJ-Bridgewater
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    Innovation (IN)
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    JOB TITLE: Senior Analytical Scientist

    LOCATION: Bridgewater, NJ

    REPORTS TO: Manager, Quality Methods and Analytical Science Group


    Ingredion is hiring a Senior Analytical Scientist to develop, validate, and implement analytical methods for new and existing products. As part of the Quality Methods and Analytical Science Group, the Senior Analytical Scientist will use expertise in starch and hydrocolloid chemistry to develop methods that aid in defining products, understanding structure-function relationships and enable effective process and quality control of Ingredion products.


    As  Senior Analytical Scientist, your responsibilities will include:

    • Management of projects to develop, update and validate analytical methods for starches, flours, sweeteners, and gums.
    • Leading multifunctional teams to implement new testing technology in Manufacturing.
    • Routine troubleshooting of issues in testing with internal and external customers.
    • Investigation of new measurement technologies to progress new product development and improve current product manufacture.
    • Data analysis to help direct Product Development teams and Manufacturing in appropriate method selection and specification setting.
    • Keeping up-to-date on advances in measurement systems through open sources.
    • Writing reports and effectively communicating results to project teams and stakeholders.
    • Development of industry relationships and networks within the professional organizations.
    • Supervision of junior staff.

    The Senior Analytical Scientist position is well-suited for you if you:

    • Have strong critical analytical thinking and problem solving capabilities and creatively link together disparate ideas to propose novel approaches.
    • Adapt to shifting priorities appropriately and help others operate with flexibility.
    • Demonstrate a high degree of energy, self-motivation, personal commitment, and ownership.
    • Offer new ideas, think “outside the box” and have an ability to explore multiple possibilities for tackling challenges to come up with best solutions.
    • Learn continuously and stay up to date with current science trends.

    Qualified candidates will have:

    • PhD with 2-3+ years of industrial experience in Chemistry, Material or Food Science, or Cereal Science area or Masters with 5-8+ years relevant experience.
    • Strong background in carbohydrate chemistry, particularly hydrocolloids and plant fibers, and structure-function relationship of these materials.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage projects independently and lead multifunctional teams.
    • Familiarity with vibrational spectroscopy (Infrared and Raman) and protein chemistry a plus.
    • Experience with method development and validation.
    • Experience with experimental design, statistical data analysis, and interpretation of results.
    • Critical analytical thinking and problem solving capabilities are a must.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Demonstrated ability to write comprehensive technical reports and deliver technical presentations.
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
    • Ability to interact constructively with colleagues from a wide variety of roles within the company.
    • Strong computer skills. Knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Minitab is a plus.

    Relocation Available?           Within country considered

    Job Grade:                 G    


    What is the formula for a winning career?

    It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance. As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula.

    Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

    Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

    Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world




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