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Cientista Sênior

Job Category:  Research and Development
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Araucária, BR

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3042

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.



As our Senior Scientist at the Araucária, PR plant you will be part of the R&D Application and Technical Service SFS (Sustainable Food Solutions) team, reporting to the RD&A Director located in Kansas, USA.



  • Work as a technical lead and team member in a cross-functional team environment to deliver required business results In collaboration with the project's business leaders, help develop the project plan using project management tools.
  • Provide technical insights and project feasibility analysis, and execute the project to meet project milestones Being part of the SFS R&D team, helping to develop and implement functional ingredient technology maps, working with customers and suppliers to develop the science and enable technologies that will support the development of innovative products
  • Work directly with customers in launching new products, providing training on new technologies.
  • Help problem solving and offering technical solutions
  • Serve as a technical resource and expertise for internal and external customers Offer coaching and training to other scientists in the RDA to develop their competencies Technical leader of innovative projects Competence in leading and managing innovation projects from start to finish.
  • Perform technical parts projects, which include creating test hypotheses, designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and communicating findings with customers and other team members.
  • Work and communicate effectively with all cross-functional team members.
  • Help promote the team's delivery culture.
  • Contribute to the development of technology roadmaps.  Actively participate and contribute to the development and implementation of the technology roadmap.
  • Take responsibility for the research and development of enabling scientific and technical building blocks.
  • Be an active contributor in idea generation, root cause analysis and problem solving discussion.
  • Make the connection between science/technology and customer needs for innovative products.
  • Work with external resources (such as universities or suppliers) to leverage their resources in technology and new product development.
  • Support different business functions (such as Sales, Technical Services, Marketing, Operations, etc.) as needed.
  • Deliver training/ presentations to internal and external customers or at conferences/ fairs/ seminars/ etc.
  • Be flexible in accepting additional projects/tasks as per business needs Subject matter expert.
  • Contribute to the quality of RDA input on functional ingredient projects and provides technical insights as well as insights into industry status and technology trends, along with other subject matter experts in technology and application and third-party/network teams.
  • Be proactive in self-learning and enrichment to bring new knowledge and skills to the organization.
  • Contact with universities, research institutes and other laboratories and external consultants.
  • Report problems or risks related to the Food Safety Management System to designated persons whenever necessary.
  • Report situations associated with health and safety conditions, whether they are unsafe acts, unsafe conditions, accidents, near-misses or aspects related to the environment to designated responsible persons whenever necessary.
  • Contribute to the implementation, maintenance and improvement of quality, environment, food safety and occupational health and safety management systems, meeting the requirements of policies and procedures, controlling operational and administrative processes with a focus on the customer, properly managing the environmental aspects and occupational hazards related to its activities, suggesting and proposing improvement actions to achieve the intended results.



  • Provide a CV written in English./Fornecer um CV escrito em inglês.
  • Well trained food science technologist with extensive experience and knowledge of functional food ingredients in bakery applications.  
  • Able to lead and manage innovation projects through the staged entry process and coordinate DR inputs with commercial inputs to deliver project results.
  • BS degree in Bakery Science, Food Science, Cereal Chemistry (or other equivalent discipline).
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in food research and application laboratories.
  • English fluency.
  • A good understanding of food science and/or bakery science principles, food ingredient functionalities, analytical techniques and bakery laboratory equipment.
  • Customer focus and the mindset of getting results.  Able to build trusting relationships with clients and become their expert.  Self-starter / highly motivated time management with passion for results.
  • Strong people skills (both for leading a project and working with colleagues and management).  Open and clear communication skills.  Able to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Able to initiate projects and bring new ideas to the organization.  Able to self-manage and manage multiple projects/tasks.
  • Team-player: draws on the experience of others and is able to connect the dots to drive optimal results for Corbion.
  • Competent in managing innovation processes and project management.
  • Problem solving skills, understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis.


Desirable qualifications

  • MS degree or PhD in Bakery Science, Food Science, Cereal Chemistry (or other equivalent discipline).
  • In-depth knowledge of various enzymes and their baking applications.
  • Good background in enzyme chemistry or biochemistry.
  • Extensive knowledge of bakery processing and formulations of various bakery products (such as bread, bread, bagel, tortilla, cake, donut, etc.).
  • Spanish fluency.

About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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