Key responsibilities: Is accountable to project manager for contributions that meet the project plan. Build-up specialist knowledge in Fermentation (area of expertise). Integrate, apply and develop it in respective innovation projects. Stay abreast of new external developments in the area of expertise and advise on applicability in business group processes. Tasks: Perform research work conforming to QESH regulations and feed scientific data, findings and interpretations into the project. Identify bottlenecks and indicate solutions. Prepare content for contracts for external collaborations and ensure SHE compliance. Perform special assignments for others (including previews, reviews, and tenders). Indicate prospects of obtaining a patent and assist in the preparation of regulatory submissions and contribute the required scientific documents. Plan and monitor one’s own work within the project plan. Provide guidance and coaching to operators, technicians, associated scientists. Authorities: Acquire and assess information about the business context of the project. Have access to required information and resources from other primary process functions and consult third parties within discipline (other business groups, vendors of assets, service providers). Publish scientific publications / presentations; participate at scientific conferences according to the need of the research activities. Keep up-to date with scientific literature. Establish and maintain an internal and external network in the area of expertise. Propose and evaluate new ideas and support the initiation of R&D proposals and projects in order to contribute to innovations and new concepts in the area of expertise.