Cargill's Biotechnology Research and Development Group (Bio R&D) develops new products and improved processes for the food, feed, and industrial segments of Cargill. The Bio R&D group is a global R&D team that enables Cargill to fully benefit from advances in enzyme and microbial biotechnology.
The Global Bioanalytical Lead is a high impact role within Cargill’s Biotechnology R&D (BioRD) organization. This position requires strong analytical chemistry skills, especially related to biotechnology field, as well as strong leadership skills. The incumbent will be accountable for overall direction of bioanalytical within the global BioRD, provide leadership in assessing needs of BioRD and making sure those needs are met and coordinated across all BioRD locations. While the primary focus of this position is R&D, there will also be some interaction with Cargill’s large scale biotechnology manufacturing locations. The incumbent will network and understand analytical capabilities within Cargill and leverage other groups.
40% - Project work: Provide deep bioanalytical expertise to biotechnology projects by serving as advisor or technical contributor. Focus of analytical in these projects is analysis of raw materials and products in fermentation broth, or other complex biological matrixes, including identification of unknown by-products.
20% - Strategic and technical leadership in bioanalytical: Set the overall direction for bioanalytical in BioRD globally. Provide leadership in assessing needs of BioRD and making sure those needs are met and coordinated across all BioRD locations. Continuously monitor external developments in analytical field and proactively identify analytical methods and tools to meet BioRD needs. Effectively work with other analytical teams across Cargill’s R&D organization to ensure efficient leveraging of capabilities.
15% - Coordinate and unify bioanalytical across BioRD: Work with Bioanalytical supervisor in Minneapolis and bioanalytical tags in other locations to ensure: quality and accuracy of analytical results, that standard analytical methods and SOP’s are fully developed, validated, implemented, and documented. Continuously improve methods and efficiency of bioanalytical function. Work with bioanalytical team, project mangers, and BU’s to identify opportunities where new analytical approaches, methodologies and capabilities could be applied to solve problems and improve project delivery.
20% - People leadership: Provide direct and indirect leadership to a high performing bioanalytical team. Develop and advance skills of analytical staff, including on the job coaching and training, as well as additional formal technical or other work-related training. Empower strong safety culture.
5% - Other duties as assigned.