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Associate Scientist

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Job ID 223697 Date posted 08/04/2022 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 are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Associate 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 and external events and summarizes the nature and methodology of the research.
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry 
  • Beginning-to-working knowledge of research techniques
  • Lab experience
  • Two or more years 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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