DuPont Applications Scientist, Home Care Ingredients in Leiden, Netherlands

Applications Scientist, Home Care Ingredients (Job Number: RES00004118)


DuPont Industrial Biosciences has over 100 employees based in Leiden and forms an integral part of the global organization of DuPont de Nemours E.I. ( at ). With the company headquarters in Wilmington, USA and over 50.000 employees across the globe, DuPont is one of the largest science companies in the world.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences in Leiden, the Netherlands is looking for an Applications Scientist for the Home and personal Care group (HPC). The EMEA HPC Applications group supports the global HPC business by supporting the development of new and improved enzymes, the development of new testing methodologies and by helping to solve customer questions and requests. The work in the Applications group is aimed at providing our customers with the best guidance and uncovering the full value of our products. Interaction with customers and internal stakeholders will take place through teleconferences, customer visits, product introductions and plant support. Internally, the interaction with the R&D, Sales and Marketing groups of Home and Personal Care is an important aspect of the role.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Exercises technical discretion in design, execution and interpretation of experiments

  • Coaches associates and technicians on design and interpretation of experiments

  • Contributes in applications development as technical project leader.

  • Manages applications development projects as business project leader

  • Generates quality data and ideas for investigation and can clearly communicate these to the project team and customers.

  • Prepares and presents technical reports and presentations internally and externally.

  • Interacts directly with internal and external stakeholders related to projects.

  • Builds and maintains a network of technical experts within and outside the company.




  • Minimum PhD/MSc in a (bio-)chemical/engineeringdiscipline.

  • At least 5 years of experience, preferably in corporateenvironment.

  • Knowledge of homecare segment is a plus.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of scientificprinciples.

  • Experience in acustomer-facing capacity

  • Ability to workeffectively in the lab and customer facing environment.

  • Project management skills

  • Proactive and self-starting personality.

  • Good interpersonal, presentation and communicationskills.

  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal.

  • Team-player who enjoys working in an internationalenvironment

  • Good coaching skills

  • Customer oriented

Primary Location: EMEA-Netherlands-Leiden

Organization: Industrial Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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