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Materials Scientist (m/f/d)

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Job ID 292019 Date posted 05/15/2024 Location : Engerwitzdorf, Austria Category  RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Job Status  Salaried Full Time

Cargill’s size and scale allows us to make a positive impact in the world. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Cargill is a family company providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products that are vital for living. We connect farmers with markets so they can prosper. We connect customers with ingredients so they can make meals people love. And we connect families with daily essentials — from eggs to edible oils, salt to skincare, feed to alternative fuel. Our 160,000 colleagues, operating in 70 countries, make essential products that touch billions of lives each day. Join us and reach your higher purpose at Cargill. 

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Job Purpose and Impact

The Materials Scientist will use knowledge of material science to provide technical expertise in support of research projects. In this role, you will use scientific tools to provide materials characterization and data analysis and optimize existing materials science methods while collaborating with research and development teams across the enterprise or business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring to team members in product development and laboratory.
  • Stay abreast of current research, literature and analytical advancements.
  • Provide hands on support to research activities within the group including material forensics, materials characterization involving spectroscopy, microscopy, rheology, particle size and shape analysis, mechanical and thermal testing.
  • Partner and communicate regularly with stakeholders such as project managers, business or group management, production, outside vendors, or technology providers.
  • Identify and examine technical problems and determine solutions needed, using analytical techniques, for materials characterizations.
  • Operate and maintain instruments and develop methods for materials characterization.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience (pharma / food science / chemistry)
  • Advanced knowledge in analytical and food chemistry and technology
  • Minimum of three years of related work experience
  • English and German language knowledge

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work on complex projects and research questions
  • Results oriented, good communication and time management skills


Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Additionally, you can expect:

  • Modern office and meeting rooms, co-working spaces and a newly built company building just 15 minutes by car from Linz
  • Generous flextime and home office options
  • Social events where fun is guaranteed (barbecue, company outing, Christmas party)
  • A complimentary organic fruit basket, hot drinks and a meal allowance for our healthy freshly cooked lunch
  • Life and AD&D insurance, paid by the employer
  • Company doctor including health-related packages
  • Shower facilities in the company (for all sports enthusiasts)

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter today!
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For legal reasons, we would like to point out that a basic salary of €2800 gross per month (based on a 38-hour week) is provided for this position. The actual remuneration depends on training, experience and individual skills and can therefore be higher. 

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