Molecular Biologist

10-13 years
7 months ago 8 Applied
Job Description

Location: PureCircle, Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan
Reports to: Head of R&D, PureCircle
Workplace type : On Site
Company Background:
Ingredion is a global Fortune 500 provider of ingredient solutions that touch millions of lives, every day. With over 19,000 customers in 120 countries, we create solutions that help nourish, comfort, and delight people all over the world. We are proud to source our strength from nature. That's why we're growing sustainably, with an industry-leading product portfolio that includes plant-based proteins, sugar alternatives and clean and simple ingredients that deliver on changing consumer needs while protecting our planet. Although we are best known for our food ingredients, we are much more than a food business. We co-create bespoke solutions with our customers from cosmetics and beauty to paper and textiles, to pharmaceuticals, driven by relentless curiosity. We make it our business to anticipate industry trends, and to bring together the potential of people, nature and technology to make life better.
We don't just make ingredients. We create possibilities. Be What's Next with us.
The Molecular Biologist will be responsible for strain engineering, enzyme / protein expression optimization, and general molecular biology lab activities.
Core Responsibilities:

  • Apply molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, bioinformatics knowledge and skills to design and conduct strain engineering and enzyme expression experiments and interpret results.
  • Maintain records for experiment outcome, results and data.
  • Operate strain engineering, protein expression, purification, analysis automated systems, imagers, electrophoresis units, thermocyclers, etc.
  • Coordinate DNA / RNA sequencing, conduct cloning, extraction, purification, gel electrophoresis and other essential molecular biology activities.
  • Conduct in-house strain engineering, gene expression, protein purification, structure determination, experiments.
  • Supervise 3rd party strain and enzyme engineering projects, assess and validate project deliverables.
  • Provide molecular biology perspectives & support to projects.
  • Record and document all stages of R&D work, operate lab information & knowledge management system (ELN etc.).
  • Prepare reports and presentations.

Qualified candidates will have:
Mandatory requirements:
  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology or related field.
  • 10 years working experience in industrial environment.
  • Hands-on experience with strain engineering, protein expression and purification, molecular biology principal equipment and automated systems.
  • Applied knowledge in modern molecular biology & enzyme engineering techniques, gene expression, bioinformatics, strain engineering and protein expression optimization methods.
  • Very good command of spoken and written English

Desirable requirements:
  • Understanding of metabolic engineering, biochemistry, microbial physiology, and genetics.
  • Proficiency in Mandarin language

Relocation Available:Yes, Within Country


Company Background: Ingredion is a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions that help nourish, comfort, sustain, and delight people around the world. We make sweeteners, starches, nutrition ingredients, and biomaterials from plant sources such as corn, tapioca, rice, sago, and potato. Our innovative ingredients are used by customers from almost 60 industry sectors across more than 40 countries they show up in everyday products, from foods and beverages to paper and pharmaceuticals. And we do it all in a planet-friendly, sustainable manner. We bring the potential of people, nature, and technology together to make life better. That's our inspiring purpose at Ingredion. We are all IN to make life better - for our customers, our communities, and the world. Every day, Ingredion employees bring their skill, creativity, and passion together to deliver ingredient solutions that enhance people's lives. We are innovators who combine the power of technology with the best of nature to delight customers and consumers. We hold ourselves to the highest standards in ethics, safety, quality, and sustainability. Unlocking the potential of people, nature, and technology to make life better is what drives us in every aspect of our business. If you are interested in making life better, we want to learn more about you! A bit about what you can expect from the employee experience at Ingredion: The chance to make a difference No matter where you work in the company, you'll have an opportunity to make life better… for our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world. Passionate people, motivated to excel Our highly talented people have a passion for learning and achievement and are driven by our inspiring purpose to make life better and our core values: Care First, Be Preferred, Everyone Belongs, Innovate Boldly, and Owner's Mindset. A warm, welcoming environment At Ingredion, everyone belongs! We embrace diversity and foster an inclusive work environment where individuals feel supported and enabled to contribute their very best every day. A place where you can grow personally and professionally We believe everyone has great potential, and we strive to nurture that potential into great personal and professional achievements. An environment that enables innovation and collaboration We are creating the conditions that inspire and enable innovation - in our products and services, as well as in how we do our work day-to-day. We're looking for passionate candidates who have the right capabilities and who are all IN to help us bring our purpose and values to life.