DuPont Senior Application Development Associate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Senior Application Development Associate (Job Number: 194675W-01)


Work Hard. Play Hard. Change the World!

That's the opportunity you'll find here. At DuPont Industrial Biosciences, we are changing the world and having fun doing it. From the foods we eat, to the energy we use, to the clothes we wear, and much more, we are utilizing the power and intelligence of nature to develop new products and processes that improve the quality of our lives.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences is a leader in three strategic areas: BioRefineries, BioActives and BioMaterials. We leverage our cutting-edge protein engineering expertise to develop sustainable solutions for the emerging bio-based economy. As one of the leading science companies in the world, DuPont Industrial Biosciences offers an informal, highly creative work setting, in which high team spirit, open communication, and environmental responsibility are considered company hallmarks.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design, plan, and execute ethanol fermentation experiments at multiple scales (shake-flask and intermediate/pilot) to evaluate and optimize yeast and enzyme product performance and aid in scale-up

  • Analyze and interpret lab- and commercial-scale fermentation data to evaluate and optimize performance

  • Assist in the technical development of enzyme products throughout the commercialization process: formulation and stability, application performance evaluation, marketing material generation, commercial-scale trialing, and post-launch support

  • Assist in the technical development of yeast products starting with application performance evaluation

  • Support Sales and Technical Service efforts through routine analysis of customer samples, lab- and pilot-scale simulations of customer processes, method development, and onsite and remote technical support

  • Responsibilities will be focused on ethanol fermentation and will include related work on liquefaction and carbohydrate processing applications


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemical or Bioprocess Engineering, Fermentation Science, Microbiology, or a related field

  • Relevant academic lab experience and 3+ years of relevant industry experience

  • Experience with fermentation at multiple scales (flask, intermediate/pilot, or commercial) and scale-up

  • Experience with analytical techniques relevant for monitoring ethanol fermentations

  • In-depth understanding of fermentation fundamentals and kinetics

  • Experience with industrially-relevant yeast strains and ethanol fermentation is preferred

  • Experience with enzymes and biochemical assays is preferred

  • Desire to work in a multidisciplinary team and capability to work independently

  • Self-starter with good organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail

  • Willingness to travel up to 20%, including to customer commercial production sites

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Cedar Rapids

Organization: Industrial Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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