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DuPont Laboratory Research Scientist / Engineer (Technology Group) in Overland, Missouri

Laboratory Research Scientist / Engineer (Technology Group) (Job Number: 204936W-01)


The Laboratory Researcher will be responsible for setup, operation, and data analysis of a variety of lab-scale test units. The researcher will develop, maintain, and operate analytical instruments and methods associated with these test units. The researcher will be responsible for documenting results and making recommendations based upon data generated in the laboratory and maintaining detailed lab notebooks for later use in patent application and defense. The information obtained from testing will be used to develop and verify new technologies and to support the patent application process for new products and technologies.

Field work will consist of traveling to client sites to conduct testing of sulfuric acid production processes. The results of this testing and recommendations on ways to optimize process performance will be summarized in reports to clients. Some international travel may be required.

Nutrition & Biosciences is a market-leading global business serving customers across the food & beverage, health & bioscience and pharma markets with innovative, healthy and sustainable solutions, spanning a broader portfolio than any of its peers.


Typical Laboratory Duties and Responsibilities Include :

  • Maintain analytical instruments andperform analyses, such as GC, LC, and wet chemistry methods

  • Build and operate glass and metallaboratory systems

  • Prepare process solutions and catalysts

  • Collect kinetic, transport, andthermodynamic data on catalytic and solvent systems

  • Measure corrosion rates

  • Keep detailed laboratory records

  • Develop and write safety andoperating procedures

  • Ensure continued laboratorycompliance with MECS quality and safety policies

Typical Field Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Upto 20% travel

  • Field sampling work at customersites using gas chromatographic equipment

  • Analysis of test results andwriting of detailed, timely reports

  • Interact directly with clients concerningtest data and implications for client consideration

  • Assist with new process start-upsand commissioning at client facilities

  • Analysis of performance datalooking for trends and making comparisons of current to historical data

  • Work with IT personnel to maintainthe historical sample database

  • Maintain operation of theanalytical equipment and preparedness of said equipment for continual use.


  • Afour-year BS in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering is required and 2 to 5 yearsof related experience is preferred. MSdegree is a plus. Mechanical skills to build and maintain laboratory equipment(glass and metal)

  • Workingknowledge of Excel, Power Point, Word, process control software such asLabview, and analytical equipment software

  • Experiencedeveloping methods and operating equipment such as gas, liquid, and ionchromatography, inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction,microscopy, and wet chemistry are required.

  • Mustbe able to lift 50 lbs. Ability to climb ladders in a plant environmentcarrying 15 lbs of equipment while wearing proper personal protective equipmentis required.

  • Mustbe a US citizen.

At DuPont, we have an unbridled commitment to deliver essential innovations that enrich people’s lives, enable sustainable development and foster human potential for generations to come. Innovations are continually developed from highly engineered products and naturally sourced ingredients to shape industries and everyday life. From smarter homes to more efficient cars, from better ways of digitally connecting to new tools that enable active and healthy lifestyles…in all these areas and many more, we’re working with customers to transform their ideas into real world answers that help humanity thrive.

Coupled with core values and excellent compensation & benefits… Together, we’re turning possibilities into real world answers that help humanity prosper!

Come realize how you can make an impact, actlike an owner and partner with customers in our journey.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Missouri-Overland

Organization: Nutrition & Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information. For US Applicants: See the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster.