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Research Scientist - Proteins

Livermore, CA, United States of America
Job Reference JR0076012
Professional Areas Trading Platforms
Function Trading
Contract Type Permanent
Years of Work Experience 5 - 8
Start date 2024-04-29

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

Main accountabilities:

  • Generate ideas and convert them into successful experiments
  • Active collaboration with product development, process engineering, and analytics
  • Plan, manage, execute protein research from bench to pilot scale with goal of improving protein functionality with model food and beverage systems
  • Bottom-up innovative methods for the design of plant protein isolation, purification and characterization process that will be future ingredients in MRS for our customers
  • Develop methods to characterize protein functionality within model food system from a variety of plant protein sources
  • Data visualization and statistical analysis of experimental results as well as interpreting and communicating the findings of R&D team to the business unit
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in plant protein research that can mentor and help develop internal talent
  • Apply learning from patent landscape and public research to short, mid and long term in-house and external partner collaborative projects

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of protein structure and function properties, polysaccharides, and fats within complex food matrix systems such as hydrocolloids, emulsions, foams, gels, etc.
  • Application of enzymes and chemicals for proteins, oils, and polysaccharide modifications.
  • Understanding of QA/QC, microbial safety, and sensory properties of proteins and food products.
  • Know-how in methods to characterize plant proteins and its use thereof in food and beverage systems using analytical methods such as rheology, texture analysis, particle size, scanning electron microscopy, proteomics, CD/DSC, SDS-PAGE etc.,
  • Broad view on plant-based food and beverage industry and markets, in-depth knowledge on products

Education:

Ph. D in food science, protein chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, biology, or a related field. Alternatively, a master’s degree in the above fields, with 5+ years of relevant food industry experience.

Languages:

Excellent in verbal and written proficiency in English

 

Other Skills:

Demonstrated leadership skills, analytical abilities, data visualization software, excellent communications and project management skills, ability to present research findings to scientist and non-technical audiences.

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.


Job Description

Main accountabilities:

  • Generate ideas and convert them into successful experiments
  • Active collaboration with product development, process engineering, and analytics
  • Plan, manage, execute protein research from bench to pilot scale with goal of improving protein functionality with model food and beverage systems
  • Bottom-up innovative methods for the design of plant protein isolation, purification and characterization process that will be future ingredients in MRS for our customers
  • Develop methods to characterize protein functionality within model food system from a variety of plant protein sources
  • Data visualization and statistical analysis of experimental results as well as interpreting and communicating the findings of R&D team to the business unit
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in plant protein research that can mentor and help develop internal talent
  • Apply learning from patent landscape and public research to short, mid and long term in-house and external partner collaborative projects

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of protein structure and function properties, polysaccharides, and fats within complex food matrix systems such as hydrocolloids, emulsions, foams, gels, etc.
  • Application of enzymes and chemicals for proteins, oils, and polysaccharide modifications.
  • Understanding of QA/QC, microbial safety, and sensory properties of proteins and food products.
  • Know-how in methods to characterize plant proteins and its use thereof in food and beverage systems using analytical methods such as rheology, texture analysis, particle size, scanning electron microscopy, proteomics, CD/DSC, SDS-PAGE etc.,
  • Broad view on plant-based food and beverage industry and markets, in-depth knowledge on products

Experience

Education:

Ph. D in food science, protein chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, biology, or a related field. Alternatively, a master’s degree in the above fields, with 5+ years of relevant food industry experience.

Languages:

Excellent in verbal and written proficiency in English

 

Other Skills:

Demonstrated leadership skills, analytical abilities, data visualization software, excellent communications and project management skills, ability to present research findings to scientist and non-technical audiences.


Additional Information

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

- Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
- 401k with Company Match
- Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
- Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
- Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us