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Analytical Chemistry Team Leader - Biochemicals

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2351

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



We haven an opportunity for an Analytical Chemistry Team Leader to join our R&D Team. You will be part of a highly international and multidisciplinary Science & Technology (S&T) department within Lactic Acid Specialties business unit. S&T has a central role providing long-term developments and analytical support to Biochemicals and Biomaterials. It is a full-time position, located at Gorinchem, the Netherlands.




As our Analytical Chemistry Team Leader you will coordinate the analytical efforts of a team of 9 direct reports with varying levels of experience. The team carries out analysis of polymers, lactic acid and its derivatives using techniques such as; HPLC, GC, GC-MS, LC-MS, NMR, GPC, DSC, TGA, IR, Raman and more. This role requires a strong background in analytical chemistry and excellent coordinating skills. Furthermore, this role also involves:


  • Efficiently managing routine analysis and new method development
  • Provide guidance, training and develop the analytical team
  • Review the analytical data and reports
  • Write SOPs and technical reports, and transfer methods to our QC department
  • Ensure project deliverables are scientifically accurate and meet timeline expectations
  • Effectively and professionally communicate project status to internal stakeholders
  • Investigate and solve technical issues with a hands-on approach
  • Assists with or lead new method development
  • Coordinate external analysis


About you


  • MSc in Chemistry with analytical emphasis
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in leading people and projects in the area of analytical sciences
  • Broad knowledge in chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of polymer characterization and polymer analysis
  • Excellent leadership skills including coaching and influencing competencies
  • Ability to build strong relationships and collaborations across teams at all levels
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English


A case study/presentation might be part of the recruitment process.



About Corbion 

What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements.


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 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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