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(Senior) Process Development Specialist

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2204

Corbion develops sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for people today and for future generations.


Do you want use your expertise & skills in the field of Process Technology and play a key role in the development of new and improved, sustainable processes and products for Corbion? As our (Senior) Specialist Process Development you will work for the Global R&D Department at our location in Gorinchem. At this site we have our largest lactic acid derivative production facility which serves all of our Non-Bakery food market units as well as our Biochemicals Unit. Additionally this site accommodates our Biomaterials plant as well as the Corbion Innovation Centre.




As our Specialist Process Development your main responsibilities are to exploit and extend your expertise to translate business requirements into research strategies to explore process concepts and develop new processes, delivering from feasibility through pilot to implementation. You will build insight, know-how and skills in multiple relevant fields of expertise. Furthermore this role is focused on:


  • Leading & supporting the development, optimization and implementation ation of new or existing process steps
  • Bringing the technology challenges of commercial plants into R&D through translating problems to lab-scale trials
  • Developing process concepts and guiding equipment selection
  • Assisting in implementation of technology from R&D to pilot plants
  • Supporting intellectual property, regulatory affairs, marketing and sales departments with relevant expertise
  • Defining projects and leading small project teams to develop innovations


About you

In addition to your educational achievements on a PDEng/PhD level in process technology the successful candidate for the position of (senior)l Process Development Specialist must also have:


  • Minimum 3 years of industrial work experience in a relevant Process Industry field.
  • Education in (bio)chemical engineering.
  • State of the art expertise in process selection and design.
  • Experience with a broad range of unit operations like solid-liquid separations, membrane separations and drying.
  • Experience in high level cost evaluation is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written).
  • Good communication skills and intercultural sensitivity.





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 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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