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Scientist - Formulations for Controlled Release (f/m/d) - temp. 12 months

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DSM Nutritional Products
Scientist - Formulations for Controlled Release (f/m/d) - temp. 12 months

The Challenge

Are you interested in working on exciting innovations in an R&D environment?

As a Scientist within the Controlled Release Team in the R&D Formulation department in Kaiseraugst, you will focus on the design, development and characterization of formulated prototypes with distinct functionalities aimed at being used in the field of human and animal nutrition.

You will have the chance to join a committed and enthusiastic team with versatile and challenging activities and provide unique market solutions in a multicultural and creative environment.

You will have the great opportunity to deepen your expertise in material science, powder characterization and its correlation to the production process and final product application. 

This role is a temporary assigment for 12 months.

The Role

  •  Develop new product forms with controlled release functionalities for food, dietary supplements, pharma and feed additives.
  • Production of product forms of different health ingredients in the laboratory scale.
  • Conduct scientific literature searches on the topic matter and generate product form concepts based on sound scientific rationale.
  • Perform physical and chemical characterization of selected formulations (prototypes).
  • Perform standard release experiments (e.g. USP-2, USP-3, USP-4) on selected formulations.
  • Perform quantitative analysis (HPLC) of actives in product forms as well as in specific release medium.
  • Correlate physico-chemical properties with their applicability and release kinetics (related to application).
  • Generate comprehensive reporting and documentation of results and experiments, including preparation of presentations.
  • Support pilot plant formulation trials.
  • Present and discuss your findings within a project team or a scientific environment (e.g. Team/Department meetings)

The Ideal

  •  PhD in controlled delivery of bioactives, material science, pharmaceutical technologies, or similar.
  • Proven track record (e.g. peer-reviewed publications and/or patents) in controlled delivery or own field of study.
  • Extensive lab experience in material science, formulation technologies, physical/chemical characterization, analytics and/or nanotechnology.
  • Good knowledge of in-vitro & in-vivo bio-accessibility and bioavailability assays.
  • Knowledge of animal biology and specifically animal-specific gastro-intestinal systems would be considered an asset.
  • Previous knowledge of food and feed grade excipients for controlled release would be considered a valuable asset.
  • Previous knowledge and/or experience in formulating probiotic microorganisms would be considered a valuable asset.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. German and any other language are an asset.
  • Highly motivated and solution-oriented
  • Self-driven and able to work in a multicultural and interdisciplinary team

 The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people's lives and solving the challenges of today's world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring enviroment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued developement and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.

The Procedure and contact

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV & Motivation letter in English via the career portal (www.dsm.com/careers). Feel free to contact the Recruitment Business Partner, maryline.muhe@dsm.com

Reference check procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when these references checks are required

Address

DSM Nutritional Products AG
Frau Maryline Muhe
Recruitment Manager

Website http://www.dsmnutritionalproducts.com

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