Antimicrobial R&D Scientist

Midtjylland, Edwin Rahrs Vej, 38, 8220 Aarhus DK

DuPont has a rich history of scientific discovery that has enabled countless innovations and today, we're looking for more people, in more places, to collaborate with us to make life the best that it can be.

We are looking for an experienced scientist for a maternity cover for 12 months (potentially more) for our Cultures Development & Food Protection R&D Group in Brabrand (Århus), Denmark. The group works with the development of new natural antimicrobials, including protective cultures through different screening methods and application trials. The nature of the job will be to conduct product development research within antimicrobials including fementates for the food industry. This position will work closely within the local and global Culture Development & Food Protection R&D team and cross-functionally with technical teams involved in customer applications and manufacturing. The individual is expected to be able to function both independently and within a project team environment by providing the technical expertise for the research and development of new products, methods, processes, and basic knowledge in support of business directives.
Main Responsibilities:

  • Managing cross-country and cross-functional R&D projects as the project manager
  • Independently conduct experimental work as defined by project objectives
  • Development of new antimicrobials
  • Development, validation, and implementation of new screening methods
  • Testing of new antimicrobial solutions in food applications
  • Keep up to date on new trends, technical developments, and skills by monitoring the scientific and trade literature, competitors’ activities, new methods, and processes for food ingredients in associated areas though continuing education and/or technical seminars
  • Represent R&D as a scientific expert and resource for internal and external customers, preparation of technical literature and presentations
  • Support to regulatory managers (dossier writing) and patent attorneys


Job Qualifications

Desirable requirements are: 

  • Trained in Food Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or similar
  • Experience commensurate with a PhD with a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with antimicrobials, food microbiology, molecular biology, genomics
  • Experience and knowledge around laboratory automation and robotic system programming and data analysis
  • Several years of experience from a microbiology laboratory, preferably from a R&D microbiology laboratory
  • Knowledge and experience with molecular biology methodologies desirable: nucleic acid manipulation and sequence analysis with an understanding of bioinformatics
  • Experience in food fermentations like fermented dairy products (like yogurt, etc.) with a focus on protective culture technology
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design, manage and perform multi-task projects successfully
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience with project management: planning, tracking, and reporting
  • As a person, you are a team player, a fast learner with good communication skills, you are systematic and curious and have a good sense of humor
  • You master English at a high level, both orally and written

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.


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Midtjylland, Edwin Rahrs Vej, 38, 8220 Aarhus DK

Jobannoncen oprettet

02 Apr 2019

Jobannoncen udløber

28 May 2019