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Associate Research Scientist

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Job ID 222245 Date posted 08/01/2022 Location : Plymouth, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Associate Research Scientist , will plan, organize and perform scientific research projects in a particular scientific or academic field. In this role, you will develop theories for understanding, characterizing and organizing natural phenomena into a systematic and relevant pattern for research into potential new products or inventions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts.
  • Participate in intellectual property evaluations and development of patent applications.
  • Present ongoing work and findings to senior staff.
  • Collaborate with industry or academic specialists to apply the results of research and develop new techniques.
  • Create and conduct experiments and analyzes results and data.
  • Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Beginning-to-working knowledge of research techniques
  • Lab experience in the field of food safety research
  • One or more year of related work experience

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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