Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Geneva, Illinois
United States
Manufacturing - Food and Kindred Products
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Job Title:
Analytical chemist- plant protein

Analytical chemist- plant protein


Job Title:  Analytical Chemist


Reports To: NA


Location: Geneva, IL


Roquette, a privately held, family-owned business, ranks high amongst the world's leading producers of starch derivatives and is the largest producer of polyols in the world. Since its foundation in 1933, Roquette's development has been based on long term industrial strategy and an on-going drive to innovation and customer service.  Employing 8,000 people, production facilities are located in Europe, the USA and Asia and specialize in the processing of agricultural raw materials.  The company markets over 650 products in more than 100 countries, backed up by its global network of subsidiaries and agents.  Key markets include Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical, Industrial, Fermentation and Animal Nutrition.


Roquette America is a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent company, Roquette Frères, and is also privately held.  In the US, the company employs approximately 500 employees at two manufacturing facilities: Keokuk, Iowa (US HQ) and Gurnee, Illinois, and their business development office in Geneva, Illinois.


Position Summary:


Product and process development supporting global protein business


Position Responsibilities:


  • Develop analytical methods including protein functionality and characterization to meet R&D plant protein development needs
  • Provide analytical support for regional plant protein R&D projects including composition, functional and characterization
  • Develop technical projects resulting new business opportunities aligning global protein strategy
  • Provide analytical support to internal and external customers in the area of starch and starch derivatives
  • Contribute to a highly scientific, market focus, and collaborative R&D organization 
  • Contribute to a safe and environmentally friendly workplace


Position Qualifications:


  • BS in analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, food science or equivalent. MS and PhD preferable
  • Min 3 years industrial experience in analytical support and method development for plant protein research
  • Demonstrated at least one of the following analytical expertise: plant protein characterization, functionality, and bioactivity
  • Demonstrated experience and capability of maintenance for analytical instruments
  • Demonstrated spirits of team work and scientific collaboration


Roquette is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. ​


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