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Senior Scientist I - Computational Chemistry
Institution: Mondelez International
Location: New Jersey, United States
Category: Science - Chemical Engineering
Posted: 08/23/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

Mondelez International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 160 countries around the world. We're leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Our 90,000 colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. Great people and great brands. That's who we are.

Join us on our mission to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.

In Research, Development & Quality (RD&Q), your skills can be the special ingredient that brings our brands to life. As part of a fantastic team of scientists, engineers and nutritionists, you'll work tirelessly on product design or development, process development, quality, nutrition, sensory and food safety aspects to ensure we deliver a consistent, delightful consumer experience. RD&Q is where you'll turn great ideas into brilliant brands.

Purpose of Role:

Translating complex technical challenges into computer models and simulations to enable rapid, high quality innovation across our chocolate, biscuit, gum & candy categories. Specializing in food chemistry, developing models and using external partners to build simulations in computational chemistry, reaction kinetics and molecular dynamics.

Main Responsibilities:


  • Works with engineers & scientists to define complex technical challenges to be solved

  • Selects the appropriate modelling tools to solve the problem and, if necessary, the correct external partner to build the model / simulation

  • Defines needs for data to build the simulation and works with analytical team or external organizations to collect the information required, this may require making and measuring products themselves

  • Developing models in the appropriate software or working with external partners to facilitate delivery of solutions.

  • Ensure simulations are validated against experimental data, this may include running or managing the experiments or trials required

  • Communicates outputs from the simulation and works with engineering and R&D teams to ensure learning is embedded in the business quickly to speed up innovation and optimization

  • Write and builds best practice documentation from learnings discovered

  • Develops simplified software tools for others to use based on the simulations

  • Researches and keeps up-to-date with developments in computational chemistry

  • Supervises research projects to develop further modelling techniques or material characterization, both internally and externally

  • Maintains and develops simulation resources including hardware and software updates, working with IT department to maintain security and back-up systems

  • Other R&D support as required

KPIs / Dimensions


  • No. of models / value built & validated (using external partners as required)

  • Solutions implemented / time saved in the development process

  • Reports written / best practice added to

Targets / Dimensions


  • 3-6 per year

  • TBC

  • All simulations written up and where appropriate best practice documents updated

Key Interfaces / Stakeholders



  • University and other research organizations

  • Software providers and consultants



  • Cross category R&D teams

  • Analytical Science and Ingredient Research teams

  • Global and regional engineering and supply chain teams

  • IT team


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry (ideally specializing in Physical Chemistry)

  • Experience of solving chemistry-related industrial problems from defining the problem through to validation and communicating output

  • Awareness of a range of computational chemistry tools

  • Experience working with statistical software, Excel and gPROMS.

  • Experience understanding and writing computer code

  • Ability to communicate complex problems simply to a non-technical audience with business relevant context

Mondel─ôz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.

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