DuPont Named Top Employer by Science Magazine 

Annual Survey Ranks DuPont Among Top Employers for Seventh Consecutive Year

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 17, 2014 – For the seventh consecutive year, DuPont was ranked among top employers, as published in today’s print issue of Science magazine.

The Science and Science Careers’ annual Top Employers Survey polled employees in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and related industries to determine the 20 best employers.  Rankings were determined based on responses from 5,394 employees, who were asked to rate their companies on 23 characteristics, including financial strength, leadership and direction, work culture/environment and research environment.

“Our community of scientists and engineers is critical to the future success and growth of DuPont.  We work hard to create a work environment that enables innovation and creation of science-based solutions,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer Douglas Muzyka.  “We are especially honored to be ranked as a top employer in this annual survey because it reflects the views of our employees and their peers around the world.”

DuPont employs more than 10,000 scientists and engineers.  They represent more than 32 core technologies across four scientific disciplines: biology, chemistry, engineering and materials science.  This broad diversity of talent and multi-disciplinary thinking, in partnership with collaborators across the world, has resulted in scientific innovations such as DuPont™ Teflon® nonstick coatings, Kevlar® fibers, Tyvek® house wrap and medical packaging, Nomex® thermal protection, Corian® surfaces, Optimum® AcreMax® Insect Protection Products, Sorona® renewably sourced fiber and Rynaxypyr® insect control.

The report is based on responses from survey participants in North America (70 percent), Europe (23 percent), and Asia/Pacific Rim (6 percent).  Respondents (91 percent) work in biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies.  For the complete feature along with individual company rankings, go to

The journal Science ( is published by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society.  Science Careers is the careers component of the journal that scientists rely on for career information and job postings. AAAS was founded in 1848 and serves 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.  Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million.  The non-profit AAAS ( is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and more.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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