DuPont Research Investigator, Bioprocessing/Separation Science (PhD) in Wilmington, Delaware

Research Investigator, Bioprocessing/Separation Science (PhD) (Job Number: RES00004215)


DuPontSafety & Construction: Research Investigator, Bioprocessing/SeparationScience

The Safety & Construction business is part of the DowDuPont Specialty Products Division and is a global leader in products and solutions that protect what matters – people, structures, and the environment. We enable our customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale, and iconic brands including Corian®, Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek®, Styrofoam™ and FILMTEC®.

We are seeking well-qualified scientists to serve as Research Investigators at several company locations within the United States. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Separations Science , Polymer Chemistry , Materials Science , or related disciplines, who are current graduates or have up to five years of experience in their field, are encouraged to apply.

Job locations may include: Wilmington, DE; Richmond, VA; Buffalo, NY; Edina, MN, and Midland, MI.

This hiring initiative represents an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team that applies a rich understanding of materials, polymer science, chemistry, and chemical engineering to the critical and unaddressed protection needs of society. Development targets range from those that address our core market segments to those that are truly transformational in their space.


Our ResearchInvestigators define, lead, and execute technical programs focused on creating new materials and establishing a fundamental understanding of them, so that they can be manifested into new products or potentially entire technology platforms.

More specifically, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Defining, leading, and executing material and productdevelopment programs

  • Conducting lab work and/or directing the work ofone or more lab technicians

  • Participating in cross-functional teams, representedby various technical and non-technical disciplines

  • Working closely with individuals and teams focusedon application developments

  • Partnering with engineers to scale processes topilot and commercial production

  • Managing intellectual property (IP);understanding relevant IP and competitive landscapes and actively developingnew IP

  • Partnering with external consultants, vendors,and other entities to efficiently execute programs, as needed

  • Writing and communicating technical reports andpresentations

  • Being an active member of the broader technologycommunity within Safety & Construction and DuPont

Knowledge andExperience:

  • Ph.D. in SeparationsScience , Polymer Chemistry , Materials Science , or relateddiscipline, from an accredited institution

  • Experience at the post-doctoral level will beconsidered as will work experience up to five years beyond graduation/post-doccompletion

  • Diverse and substantial background knowledge inthe areas of separations science, material science, chemistry, and/or materialprocess technologies

  • Solid understanding of polymerstructure-property relationships as applied to bioprocessing separations

  • Experience with polymeric resins and membranesused for bioprocessing separations

Key Competencies:

  • Self-Driven – exhibits a clear sense of purpose and is able and willing to take risksand do difficult things

  • HighlyCollaborative – engages individuals/teams to achieve superior resultsand creates an atmosphere of value-driven outcomes

  • Embraces Diversity – seeks out and surrounds oneself with people who are and thinkdifferently and has broader awareness of the value of diversity andinclusion

  • LearningAgility – possesses a personal drive to learn, pivot when necessary,and adapt to the ever-changing needs of our Company in the face of achanging world and customer base

  • Intellectual Curiosity – proactively invests time and energy into learning more and personallydeveloping in the interest of improving oneself and delivering betterresults

  • Communicates withImpact – confidently and effectively communicates with people in all levelsof the organization, as well as with external parties, in both written andverbal forms

    ContinuousImprovement – learns from successes and failures and integrates those learnings into how to continuously improve one’s contribution

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Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Safety & Construction

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level:

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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