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Associate R&D Director - China

Monday, July 5, 2021

Kemin is looking for an associate R&D director to support product development projects through scientific methodologies. 


  • Explore scientific literature, utilize information from the technology acquisitions group and the commercial landscape for new nascent products to be licensed or brought into Kemin through acquisition.
  • Establish collaborations with universities/other research institutions in China for collaborative research, product testing trials and licensing of new molecules/ technologies for Kemin.
  • Explore and network new opportunities in the field of aquaculture within and outside of China and develop new products/technologies through acquisition, co-development and collaborations.
  • Lead and manage cross-functional projects in PIP and meet the product launch timelines
  • Provide timely project updates and reports to the R&D director and to others under the direction of R&D director.
  • Develop and manage facilities including the R&D Aqua lab in Zhuhai.
  • Lead the R&D team in China and collaborate with R&D global team on projects as per requirements.
  • Write technical papers, peer-reviewed papers for journals and patents.
  • Represent KAQ in scientific meetings externally and internally and in customer meetings and conferences.
  • Mentor team members in accountability for deliverables, estimates, planning, follow up and tracking of various projects.
  • Perform annual performance review of staff, addressing personnel issues and solving problems.


  • PhD in aquaculture or related field with 5-10 years of research and leadership experience in China and/elsewhere.
  • Working knowledge and expertise in aquaculture of various species in China, nutrition and feed technology, hatchery and broodstock technology, farming practices.
  • Basic knowledge in microbiology, chemistry/biochemistry, enzymology.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a proven scientific publication record.

More information here.



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