Senior Scientist, Companion Animal Research - Decatur, IL
Senior Scientist, Companion Animal Research - Decatur, IL.ADM Research and DevelopmentThis is an exempt level position. Position Summary: The Animal Nutrition Research group of Archer Daniels Midland Company is seeking a senior scientist in the field of companion animal research. This position will be responsible for leading the ideation, development, and execution of ADM's innovation projects. The Senior Scientist will possess the ability to work closely with the business team, supply chain, customers as well as demonstrate strong consumer empathy. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of feed ingredients and solution technologies and how they affect digestive physiology, metabolism and wellness of companion animals. This scientist will develop, lead and manage internal projects as well as collaborations with new and existing external partners including pet food companies, universities, contract organizations. In addition, the role will advise colleagues across ADM business units including Operations, Regulatory and Quality Control on processes and product development. The successful candidate will be proficient in external technical support for commercialization of new ingredients, products, and complete pet foods in destination markets. Responsibilities: * Design and lead a robust research program from concept to market * Provide solutions for customer needs * Make recommendations to management concerning research investments and infrastructure * Develop relationships with academic, industry, and government funding agencies * Prepare peer-reviewed scientific papers and presentations. * Prepare invention disclosures and support pursuit of intellectual property * Provide advice on commodity processing and feed manufacturing to enable commercialization of new ingredients * Provide nutritional recommendations and subject matter expertise to internal colleagues (e.g. Regulatory, Quality Control) Requirements: * Ph.D. in Companion Animal Nutrition or related field * Minimum of five years of pet food industry experience; ten years preferred * Demonstrated ability to design, coordinate and execute research programs * Willingness to work in the laboratory and with biological materials as needed * Participate and influence teams to drive alignment and successful delivery of goals. * Proven proficiency in written and verbal communication * Ability to communicate to diverse audiences including technical and non-technical partners * Position is 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 EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability.To apply, visit www.adm.com/careers Archer Daniels Midland Company is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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