Innovation Scientist, Animal Health & Nutrition

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/20/17
Energy & Environmental Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/20/17

Job Description

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 celebrate diversity of thought and experience and truly believe that our inclusive and collaborative culture strengthens  our organization. Our aim is  to enable  EVERY individual in our company to share their ideas to leverage richer perspectives  and find innovative solutions to solve the world´s biggest challenges . Working TOGETHER works!

Position: Innovation Scientist, Animal Health & Nutrition

The main purpose of this role is to lead a market-driven research program that delivers innovative solutions to improve the health and performance of mono-gastric animals, in close collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams.

Location: Leiden, The Netherlands OR Wilmington, DE, USA

Key responsibilities and tasks:

  • Leads research in poultry and swine health, with the aim of developing bio-active solutions to improve animal health and performance
  • Provides in-depth knowledge of animal disease, intestinal health, and/or immunology to R&D and technical teams working in the area
  • Shows creative and original thinking in developing innovative solutions for the animal production industry
  • Manages internal and external resources to meet the goals of Innovation projects
  • Designs and coordinates studies with partners and internal R&D teams, and actively seeks to enhance the technical know-how of Danisco Animal Nutrition in the area
  • Prepares protocols, analyses data, and produces reports on experiments
  • Maintains accurate records for each research project - financial, protocols, and contracts
  • Contributes as a scientist in business opportunity and market assessments in collaboration with Marketing
  • Maintains an up to date awareness of all R&D activities in the sector through literature review and industry and academic networking
  • Writes scientific papers
  • Presents scientific work cogently at internal and external meetings
  • Undertakes a limited amount of travelling world-wide
  • Performs Key Account support activities as agreed from time to time

Job Qualifications

 Key requirements:

  • Degreequalification in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, or related subject
  • PhD with emphasis on intestinal disease mechanisms or intestinal health in swine or poultry
  • Relevant research experience in at least one of the following fields: immunology, intestinal microbial ecology, host-pathogen interactions
  • First-hand experience with current laboratory techniques of intestinal health and immunology is required
  • Field experience in disease prevention and management in commercial poultry and swine operations is an advantage
  • Relevant post-doctoral or technical/commercial experiencebefore or after PhD is preferred
  • Working level of statistics and use of statistical packages
  • Sufficient IT skills

Requisition ID

RES00004097

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