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Senior Scientist - NIR/FT-NIR Specialist- Decatur, IL

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Decatur, IL 62523
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Senior Scientist – NIR/FT-NIR Specialist- Decatur, IL


Research & Development

Job Description:

Senior Scientist – NIR/FT-NIR Specialist – Decatur, IL

ADM Global Quality Control Laboratory

This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will serve as a NIR/FT-NIR subject matter expert within global quality control laboratory group, implementing strategies and supporting tactics for successful benchtop NIR/FT-NIR program management in ADM’s quality control laboratories.

Job Responsibilities:

+ Build a robust ADM global benchtop NIR program in quality control laboratories to ensure accurate and reliable data generated by NIR network

+ Define the requirement for NIR calibration

+ Review and analyze data for the improvement and development of NIR calibrations

+ Develop ADM matrix specific NIR calibrations for new product development.

+ Improve existing NIR calibration by analyzing the global data as needed by different business units

+ Centralize and standardize existing NIR calibration based on product type and regions

+ Explore new methods and techniques related to NIR

+ Provide SME support for troubleshooting related to NIR processes and programs

+ Build strong relationship with NIR vendors.

+ Track and trend the NIR data for optimization

Job Requirements:

These skills and experiences will be required for the candidate:

+ Subject matter expert in chemometrics and NIR spectroscopy in a food industry or laboratory environment.

+ B.S degree with 5+ years of relevant experience in NIR measurement in food related industry

+ Experiencewith different spectroscopic techniques

+ Experience in database management

+ Project management, demonstrating delivery of value to the business through execution of projects

+ Experience in method development

+ Knowledge of statistics and SPC tools

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills with both technical and non-technical personnel

+ Demonstrated ability to work with diverse, multidisciplinary teams

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.




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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at

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