Protein Formulation Scientist (PhD) (191980W-01)

Palo Alto, CA
Mar 09, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Job Description

The Formulations Team at DuPont Industrial Biosciences is looking for an outstanding protein formulation scientist to work in a collaborative environment characterizing macromolecules to support the development of enzyme products. 

The individual should have strong, in-depth technical expertise with protein characterization techniques to identify and resolve activity failure mechanisms including aggregation, denaturation and chemical modification.  Demonstrated mastery of techniques such as UV-Vis-, IR- and Fluorescence-Spectroscopy, DLS, SLS, ITC, DSC, DSF, and CD is highly desired. 

In addition, the candidate should have both fundamental and applied understanding on interactions between biologically active proteins, and salts, low molecular weight compounds such as sugars and polyols, and non-protein macromolecules in matrices with both low and high water content. The successful candidate will have demonstrated independent and creative research, excellent design of experiments, execution of plans, interpretation of results and troubleshooting of methodologies.  In addition, the candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively in a matrix environment with the ability to train, mentor and guide junior scientists in their independent efforts.

Job Qualifications


Ph.D. in biophysics, biochemistry, protein chemistry or closely related field is preferred. M.S. with equivalent experience


  • Develop and execute biochemical and biophysical characterization to support formulation development efforts
  • Apply computational tools to gain insight on excipient selection
  • Support mechanistic understanding of formulated products to help refine formulation space
  • Development and application of high throughput techniques
  • Hands-on work in the lab
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, and proven ability to function well in a matrix organization pursuing team objectives
  • High attention to detail

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.