DuPont Bioprocess Development Engineer in Madison, Wisconsin

Bioprocess Development Engineer (Job Number: 192063W-01)


DuPont Nutrition & Health is a $3.5 billion business and is a global leader in the food industry addressing the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced microbial diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. The range of food ingredients and solutions provided through the global network of food scientists and technologist in DuPont help provide enhanced bio-protection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact, meeting the needs of manufacturers of food, beverages and dietary supplements.

Looking for a vibrant & creative mind with great team spirit who wants to contribute to the success of a rapidly expanding business of a worldwide key player.

The probiotics and cultures business is looking for scientists who will help make practical leaps in technology through meaningful research and bring healthy products to market. Team success looks like commercializing strains with new health benefits and changing the market in dairy by generating more productive strains.

Responsibilities Include

  • Scaling up products/processes from laboratory to commercial scale

  • increasing fermentation yield,

  • increasing cell density

  • increase cell robustness and stability of cell cultures.

  • Planning and executing test productions and

  • Executing Management of Change validation procedures

  • Design process strategies to maximize asset utilization

  • Create basic data packages for product commercialization

In alignment with these responsibilities, it would be helpful but not critical for the Engineer to be familiar with

  • Industrial fermentation practices/trends and current with trending literature,

  • Downstream processing including freeze drying, liquid/solid separation techniques and dry powder handling and blending.



  • Education- Degree in relevant field of study (Including but not limited to, Food Science, Biochemical engineering, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology)

  • PhD preferred

  • Masters + 3 years of experience preferred

  • Bachelors + 5 years of experience preferred

  • Relevant experiences would include but not limited to fermentation product development and commercialization, cGPM operations, statistical process optimization,

  • Pilot scale fermentation optimization.

Technical Skill set

  • Basic knowledge of cell physiology

  • Basic Engineering skills such as mass Balance/ heat energy balance

  • Basic knowledge of the following unit operations, Fermentation, lyophilization, liquid solid separations including first principles, pumping, CIP systems, homogenization, heat exchangers, pasteurizers.

  • Basic statistical techniques to evaluate variables on product performance criteria

  • Technical report writing to communicate findings in an impactful manner

Collaborative Skill set

  • Operate in Globally diverse team environment with full adherence to the organizations core values including Respect for people and Safety, ethical behavior and environmental stewardship.

  • Must demonstrate strong verbal, written, analytical skills as well as the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management

  • Listening and facilitating skills to work within a diverse, multinational work environment

Primary Location: NA-United States-Wisconsin-Madison

Organization: Nutrition and Health

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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