• Research Scientist / Engineer

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Travel Required
    Position Location(s)
    US-SD-Sioux Falls
    FLSA Status
  • POET Research Scientists/Engineers dream big to identify creative solutions to everyday POET product or process challenges.  From idea generation and experiment design to commercialization of the product or process, our Research Scientists/Engineers collaborate with the best in the industry to create valuable technology developments for POET.




    • You enjoy solving problems. You don’t get flustered when things don’t go according to plan. You love taking on challenges and finding creative solutions.
    • You are a curious individual and not afraid to ask questions as you’re always looking to improve and understand how things work. You are even willing to get your hands dirty from time to time.
    • You communicate effectively with sound technical writing abilities and can explain complicated scientific information to a non-technical audience in a way they understand.
    • You pay attention to the details. For you, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every time.
    • You are a learner. You are not afraid of taking on new things and stretching yourself.

    A TYPICAL DAY (if there is one…)


    • Design projects, set up and run experiments that solve critical business issues or have potential to progress POET’s commercial goals.
    • Generate, compile and analyze data, lots and lots of data!
    • Translate results and recommendations to diverse audiences in a way that anyone can understand.
    • Investigate new opportunities related to business needs.
    • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to use helping other team member projects or experiments!



    • Degree, or equivalent industry experience, in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or related science.
    • Comfort and familiarity working in a lab.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs to write emails, conduct research, write experiments, present scientific findings.




    • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in related science field.
    • Specific knowledge of bio-based technologies and development processes.
    • Experience with specific analytical instruments (HPLC, IC, NIR, etc.).
    • Experience with LIMS, SharePoint, Maximo and other software programs.


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    POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.


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