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RD&A Enzymologist


  • Kildare
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  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 12/09/2017
  • Kerry Group
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The role is for an enzymologist ideally with knowledge and experience of lipase , oxidase, protease and cellulase enzymes in cereal and legume biochemistry. Based in Kerry Group's Innovation Centre, Naas.


About Kerry

Kerry Group is a world leader in taste and nutrition serving the food and beverage industry globally. We have annualised sales in excess of €5 billion and employ over 24,000 people globally. Founded in 1972 in Listowel, Co. Kerry (Ireland), the Group has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions and has succeeded in achieving sustained profitability.

The Functional Ingredients and Actives (FIA) division presents a remarkable combination of technical capabilities, innovative applications, and consumer insight understanding. FIA supports Kerry's alignment with industry trends such as nutrition, clean label and food safety while the vast portfolio of advanced technologies serves the food, animal nutrition, biotech, fermentation and pharmaceutical markets. Customers come to us for our innovative ideas and integrated solutions, assured that Kerry is where it all comes together for our customers

About the Role:

The role is for an enzymologist ideally with knowledge and experience of lipase , oxidase, protease and cellulase enzymes in cereal and legume biochemistry. The person will also be involved in enzyme innovation projects in the bakery area. The person should have a scientific background in cereal food chemistry and biochemistry or enzymology or related fields. Also, previous experience managing people is desirable. The person must be prepared to travel to customer and in-house sites/ facilities to support the bakery application team in carrying out trials and presentation of enzyme technology.
*Lead in the development of and in broadening the scope of the enzyme portfolio - - with a specific focus on lipases.
*Manage bakery enzyme projects working directly with the bakery application team and related technologies
*Interact with R&D personnel at bakery customer sites to support the relevant Business Development and Account Managers to assist in growing current and development of new enzyme business through presentation and application of our enzyme technologies.
*Build on the current working relationships with other groups and technologies into the bakery EUM (end use markets)
*Developing and growing visibility and application of enzymes within the broader group
*Must be prepared to travel globally.

Qualifications / Experience:
*Bachelor's Degree or MSC in Cereal Chemistry and Biochemistry/ Enzymology/ Biotechnology and/or food applications
*Strong enzyme application knowledge into cereal processing essential
*Project co-ordination experience desirable
*Enzyme application experience in bakery field at lab, pilot or plant scale (all three desirable)
*Relevant links with bakery/ enzyme industrial groups or academic research teams
*2-4 experience years in a similar role

*Scientific approach to experimental design and data analyses
*Team Player
*Structured approach to tasks
*Good personal and communication skills
*Results driven - is focused and motivated to deliver agreed deadlines
*Relationship builder with excellent communications skills - with relevant stakeholders (working in a matrix environment)

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Ref: 2017-9027_1503406808
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