DuPont Scientist in Shanghai, China

Scientist (Job Number: 015555W-01)



  • Independently conduct experimental work asdefined by project objectives.

  • Ensure continuing project activity bycoordinating the resources, supplies, equipment and priority for eachproject.

  • Ensure that experimental results areroutinely recorded in lab notebook. Updated written and/or oral reports topotential customers and to management and upon the completion of theproject.

  • Keep up to date on new trends, technicaldevelopments and skills by monitoring the scientific and trade literature,competitors’ activities, new methods and processes for food ingredients inassociated areas though continuing education and/or technical seminars.

  • Represent R&D as a scientific expertand resource for internal and external customers, conducting trainingpresentations, answering technical questions.

  • Ensure that work areas are kept clean andmeet guidelines.

  • Regular attendance is an essentialfunction of this position.

  • Compliance with applicable companypolicies concerning maintaining a drug free work place is required.


  • Independently lead and conduct research onbusiness directed projects through the application of microbiological andmolecular biology methods and approaches to develop new products andtechnology in support of the Culture business.

  • Develop project plans in conjunction withGroup manager.

  • Independently execute research plan toinclude experimental design and documentation.

  • Interpret results and formulate futureresearch actions or alternative technical solutions.

  • Communicate research internally andexternally.

  • Become a technical expert, resource, andmentor – food microbiology, microbial physiology, and molecular biology –focus towards dairy/plant-based fermentation.



  • MS with a minimum of 4+ years’ experienceor Ph.D trained in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Food Science orrelated field with proven research experience in bacteria physiology andmolecular biology; Familiar with lactic acid bacteria is a plus.

  • Experience in leading & managingresearch project is required;

  • Experience in aroma/flavor analysis &food fermentations is a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to independentlydesign, manage, and perform multi-task projects to a successful result.

  • Basic knowledge and experience withmolecular biology methodologies desirable: nucleic acid manipulation andsequence analysis with an understanding of basic bioinformatics.

  • Experience in basic biochemical analysis(HPLC, GC etc.) is required.

  • Possess excellent oral and writtencommunication skills (both in Chinese & English) for presentation ofscientific concepts and results to internal and external customers.

  • Compliance with all company policies isrequired.

Primary Location: APAC-China-Shanghai-Shanghai

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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