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Sr. BioIndustrial Applications Scientist Homecare Formulations Focus

Position Purpose & Summary


The Industrial Applications Sr Scientist Homecare Formulations Focus position is responsible for guiding efforts to understand how biomaterials (existing and developmental) are used in formulated homecare products/applications, assist in ensuring their suitability for current uses and lead the technical work for developing new materials/formulations with potential for market growth. The position will independently develop formulated prototypes and perform applications testing on the materials relative to chemical, physical and in-applications performance (efficacy, performance, cost in use). Additionally, they will work with adjacent R&D, marketing, commercial and engineering teams to assess external opportunities, drive development of new materials, enhancement of current materials or formulated solutions basis the technical and market needs of the specific applications. This position is a core part of a cross functional team that is responsible for growing Cargills business in the bio industrial homecare market.


Principal Accountabilities


50% Lead effort to develop formulated materials using current and developmental ingredients to meet targeted market and customer needs. The targeted markets are primarily in-home care and the ingredients are bio-derived. Develop solutions to complex problems that require regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Conduct laboratory work including characterization, physical measurements and applications testing of formulated materials as needed to accomplish objectives. Develop prototypes of products and/or formulations for internal and external evaluation.

15% Work with and provide guidance to various internal functions (commercial, marketing, TS, operations) and customers on the technical use of bio-derived compounds and related formulations. Guide commercial team to assess potential customer value. Work with project teams to identify cost effective commercially interesting product enhancements.

10% Participate in assessment of new business opportunities. Assessments of prospective materials including technical suitability, economics, comparative analyses, etc. for cross functional team (commercial, marketing, R&D etc.). May include reports, informal summaries, meetings etc.


10% Interface with the external environment (i.e. customers, consultants/industry experts, conferences) as needed.

10% Other duties as assigned.

5% Support and comply with corporate/local safety policies and procedures


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.






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