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Senior Scientist

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

Araucária, BR

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2075

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


As our next Sr. Scientist, you will be part of our Sustainable Food Solutions (SFS) Research & Development (R&D) team in Bakery and Cereal Science. You will help develop and implement the technology maps of functional ingredient, work with customers and suppliers to develop the science and enable technologies that will support the development of innovative products. In collaboration with project commercial leaders,  you will help to develop project  plans using the project management tools, offer technical insights and project feasibility analysis, and execute the project to meet project milestones.




  • Technical leader of innovative projects
  • Serve as a technical resource and expertise for both internal and external customers, which includes Sales, Technical Services, Marketing Operations, etc.
  • Contributes (with other subject matter experts in technology and application teams and from external party/network) to the quality of the RDA input in functional ingredient projects,  and provide technical insights as well as insights in industry status  and technology trends to help with the development and implementation of technology Roadmaps
  • Work as a technical leader and team member in a cross-functional team environment to effectively communicate and deliver business needed results
  • Work directly with customers in launching new products, giving training on new technologies, and helping trouble shooting problems and offering technical solutions
  • Give training/presentations to internal and external customers or at conference/trade shows/seminar/etc.
  • Take ownership in researching and developing enabling science and technical building blocks.
  • Be an active contributor in idea generation, root-cause analysis, and problem solving discussion.
  • Make the connection between the science/technologies and the customer's needs for innovative products.
  • Offer coaching and training to other RDA scientists for their competency development 
  • Liaison with external resources (such as Universities, Research Institutes and other external labs and consultants) to leverage their resources in technology and new product development.
  • Lab maintenance/management
  • Be flexible in taking additional project/tasks as business needs






For this function, we are looking for a broadly trained food science technologist with ample experience and knowledge in functional food ingredients in bakery applications. A deep understanding of various enzymes and their baking applications, will be a plus.  

  • A BS, MS, or PhD degree in Bakery Science, Food Science, Cereal Chemistry (or other equivalent discipline) with  7+ years' experience in food research and application labs.  Background in enzyme chemistry or biochemistry will be desirable but not must.
  • Broad knowledge of bakery processing and formulations of various bakery products (such as bread, bun, bagel, tortilla, cake, donut, etc.) are strongly desirable. 
  • A good understanding of the principles of food science and/or bakery science, food ingredient functionalities, analytical techniques,  and baking lab equipment are required.
  • A customer focus, drive for results/can-do mentality is a must.  Capable of building trusted relationship with customers and become their go-to expert.
  • High motivated self-starter/time-management, with the passion of driving for results. 
  • Excellent people skills (both in leading a project and in working with peers and management) are a must with open and clear communication skills. Capable of working effectively in cross-functional team environment.
  • Able to initiate projects and bring new ideas into the organization. Capable of self-management, and multiple project/tasks management.
  • Capable of executing the technical portion of a project, which including setting up testing hypothesis, making  experiment design, data collection and analysis, and communicating findings with customers and other team members.
  • Proactive in self learning and enrichment to bring new knowledge and skills to the organization.
  • Team-player: Builds on expertise of others, and is able to connect the dots to drive for optimal results for Corbion.
  • Problem solving skills, understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis
  • The person should be fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Being able to travel on national and international trips. 



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 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 986.5 million and has a workforce of over 2250 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com


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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