DuPont Scientist (Swine) in Wilmington, Delaware

Scientist (Swine) (Job Number: MAR00002324)


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.


To demonstrate independent leading research in animal physiology or nutrition-health interactions, in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists as part of the Research Department within Danisco Animal Nutrition


  • Demonstrates independence leading research in animal physiology or nutrition-health interactions, in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists.

  • Shows creative and original thinking in developing innovative solutions for the animal production industry.

  • Manages research resources to meet the goals of projects in the healthy nutrition area, including enzymes, betaine, and probiotic technologies.

  • Plans, coordinates, and supervises in-vitro studies, animal trials, and post-doctoral programs effectively and timely.

  • Prepares protocols, analyse data, and produce reports on experiments.

  • Presents scientific work cogently at internal and external meetings.

  • Writes scientific papers.

  • Interacts effectively with scientists of different disciplines and cultural backgrounds.

  • Undertakes a limited amount of travelling world-wide


  • Shows potential for original thinking and ability to lead a research program to develop innovative solutions for the animal protein industry

  • Liaises with scientists of different disciplines including nutrition, microbiology, bio-chemistry, molecular engineering, immunology, product form, and engineering, to charter and execute early stage research projects

  • Develops research plans for the business area, including timelines, and budget requirements, and submit for approval. Implements plan and monitor progress of projects according to milestones

  • Provides scientific input to new product development project teams, and collaborate with internal colleagues from the Development, Global Technical Service, and Marketing teams to achieve project objectives

  • Manages research projects in accordance with good research practice and ISO 9001 procedures at chosen establishments. Maintains accurate project records for each research site and project - financial, research protocols, and contracts. Monitors performance of chosen establishments

  • Coordinates studies with partners, and actively seek to enhance the technical know-how of Danisco Animal Nutrition in the area

  • Maintains an up to date awareness of all R&D activities in the sector through literature review and industry and academic networking. Prepares articles for scientific publication and seek opportunities to present papers and presentations at suitable conferences and exhibitions.

  • Maintains Key Account service activities as agreed from time to time




  • Degree qualification in bio-sciences or related subject

  • Experience in Swine

  • PhD with emphasis on animal health or animal physiology, relevant to research in mono-gastric farm animals

  • Minimum 2 years’ post-doctoral or technical/commercial experience (before or after PhD)

  • Relevant experience in some of the following fields: intestinal health, nutrient metabolism, immunology, nutrigenomics, animal growth and development, animal production, animal health, and research management

  • Understand the poultry and swine industries

  • Experience in ruminant or aquaculture science beneficial, but not necessary

  • Experience in commercial animal nutrition or health, or related supply industries an advantage

Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Industrial Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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