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Director, Plant Proteins R&D - DIRECT HIRE/URGENT NEED

Kelly Services
Livermore, CA 94551
PLEASE NOTE: Must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States for any employer without sponsorship.


Kelly Science & Clinical is seeking a Director, Plant Proteins R&D to join their team in Livermore, CA for a French merchant firm that is involved in agriculture, food processing, international shipping, and finance. For immediate consideration, please email your resume directly to Regan.Brown@KellyServices.com as well as apply online.


**Title: Plant Proteins Research & Development Director**


**Location: Livermore, CA**


**Direct Hire: Duration = Permanent (full-time/exempt/W-2)**


**Annual Salary: TBD (commensurate with experience)**


**Schedule/Shift: Monday Friday/1** **st** **, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM**


**Start Date: ASAP**


COMPANY is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. For 170 years, we have sourced agricultural products where they are grown, and transported and transformed them for customers and consumers around the world, working with a wide range of trusted partners from smallholder farmers to global organizations. Today, we help feed and clothe more than 500 million people each year with goods as varied as cereals, oilseeds, coffee and cotton. We do so with passion and the purpose to create fair and sustainable value, for the benefit of current and future generations. COMPANYs newly formed plant protein business unit R&D group is looking for a R&D Director to lead the research on the next generation of sustainable, plant protein ingredients for application in food and beverage products. R&D Director and the team will work closely with the Engineering team on process scale up and will support the Application team in product development.


Main accountabilities:


+ Lead the research on the next generation of sustainable, plant protein ingredients for application in food and beverage products.

+ Develop new methods to extract protein fractions from various plant sources for food applications.

+ Develop methods for identification and mitigation of volatile and non-volatile off-flavor compounds from various plant protein sources.

+ Set up protein characterization platform to assess physico-chemical and functional properties of various protein fractions.

+ Spearhead research on protein functionality modification/improvement and protein interaction with other food components.

+ Ensure all the methods are captured in SOPs and results are reported in quality and timely manner.

+ Collaborate with the Engineering team to test and optimize protein down-stream processing methods at pilot plant scale.

+ Collaborate with the Application team to ensure protein property-based product development.

+ Set up and lead research collaborations with relevant external partners.

+ Manage the R&D team.


Knowledge & Experience:


+ Experience:

+ Experience in plant protein extraction.

+ Deep understanding of plant protein chemistry and functionality.

+ Experience with developing methods and operating LC-MS and GC-MS equipment.

+ Experience in characterization of small volatile and non-volatile compounds aldehydes, ketones, polyphenols, etc.

+ Track record of publications, presentations, patents, indicative of candidate s research in relevant areas.

+ Demonstrated ability to conceive original ideas, articulate them clearly and design experiments to test them.

+ Capacity to coordinate, supervise and perform experiments assessing chemical, biochemical, physico-chemical characteristics.

+ Ability and desire to work effectively in a team, leading and mentoring research associates, collaborating with fellow scientists and engineers, and setting an example of scientific excellence for the team.

+ Ability to communicate clearly and to continually improve the visual display of quantitative information.

+ Education:

+ PhD in protein chemistry, biophysics or related fields.

+ MSc degrees will be considered given the evidence of PhD+ level of knowledge in the relevant areas.

+ 10+ years of experience.

+ Languages:

+ Written and verbal English language proficiency.

+ Other Skills & Competencies:

+ Experience in LIMS is a plus.

+ PMP is a plus.


Diversity & Inclusion:


COMPANY is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards. Diversity is part of our DNA. COMPANY strives to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where people can thrive regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity or background.


Sustainability:


Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company. We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us.


**Apply today!**


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**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.


**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-08-29 Expires: 2022-10-24

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