DuPont Associate Investigator in Wilmington, Delaware

Associate Investigator (Job Number: 196614W-01)


Job Summary

We have an opportunity for an Associate Investigator in our Pharmaceutical Applications Laboratory located in Wilmington, DE. The incumbent will provide a variety of complex technical support to Lead AD&I Scientists and Laboratory Manager in the preparation and execution of experimental activities: formulations preparation, characterization, and testing under a range of process conditions. The incumbent will also act as primary focal point for technical support of multiple processes, products, or applications within the work group and internal/external customers. Technical support may be for one or more of: product development, application development, technical service, and product or process research. The person filling this position will develop and implement technical solutions through hands-on experimentation and problem-solving for research problems that are well defined.

Main responsibilities

  • Prepares formulation samples with minimum supervision using standard processing equipment such as high shear mixers, blenders, compression machines etc.

  • Provides technical solutions in one or more of: product development, application development, technical service, and process research.

  • Independently evaluates formulation samples for physical / mechanical properties and is proficient in the use of laboratory instruments.

  • Coordinates equipment logbooks updating, maintenance and calibration, equipment troubleshooting and computer system validation.

  • Responsible for maintaining lab supplies and storage of test substances.

  • Responsible for lab housekeeping, consumables stock, and waste disposal.

  • Reports, discusses and provides solutions for any issues related to the lab equipment.

  • Maintains laboratory notebook and accurately documents all experiments and results in a timely manner. Organizes and prepares data tables and charts to present data collected in studies supported. Often prepares summaries of work and results to be included in internal or customer’s reports.

  • Understands the group objectives and the business or group's value creating strategy and is an important contributor to the technical solutions that result in project and team success.

  • Understands the value of high quality data and utilizes Good Laboratory Practices (or equivalent) to generate such data.

  • Defines and implements new testing methods for development purposes. This may require creating unique configurations of existing equipment or development/fabrication of new equipment and systems.

  • Actively participate in work group team meetings to address safety, process improvement, problem solving, and other work group, department, and functional topics. May also participate in functional and/or business/customer teams relevant to supported technologies.

  • Uses knowledge of the relevant technology consisting of product, test method, and testing equipment to quickly screen alternative approaches. Recommends and implements variations in approaches with little or no supervision.

  • Proactively identifies improvement opportunities in area of Environmental, health and safety (EH&S) and implements improved EH&S practices and procedures.


Preferred Qualifications

. Relevant work experience is preferred.


∙ A minimum of an Associate’s Degree is required.

∙ Degree in Chemistry or similar technology related degree is preferred.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Associate's Degree/College Diploma (±13 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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