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Analytical Specialist R&D Food Ingredients

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1076

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


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

Corbion's R&D Sustainable Food Solutions (SFS) develops functional ingredients which enhance shelf life, food safety, texture, flavor and overall performance of food stuff. What makes us special is that all our ingredient solutions  are based on natural and sustainable resources. We closely work  together with our customers in co-developing innovative solutions. We have multi-disciplinary approach towards innovation together with marketing and sales. This is how we contribute to reducing food waste and improving food safety.

As our  Analytical Specialist R&D SFS,  you provide analytical expertise and support to the different SFS teams (R&D teams, Application, Tech services, QC, Product managers, Business Development, Sales, etc.) Together you deliver innovation and customers projects for SFS Global. In addition, you represent Corbion Analytical Services group to external customers




As our Analytical Specialist R&D SFS, your key responsibilities include:


  • Functioning as the project lead, technical lead or workstream lead of (analytical) development projects.
  • Define, plan and execute projects with teams based on business goals. Set deliverables
  • Set up and execute analytical methods, validation and transfer these to other labs.
  • Collaborate with other departments and labs on purchasing of new equipment.
  • Support and work together with the business (various departments) in providing technical knowledge/input on (customer) projects.
  • Build open and collaborative relationships between the analytical groups Lenexa, Gorinchem QC, and 3rd parties.
  • Participate effectively on cross functional project teams, which may include, but are not limited to, colleagues from R&D, Application, Sales, Technical Services, Business, Marketing, Operations, etc. as the needs of the projects dictate
  • overall business
  • Liaison between Universities, Research Institutes, external labs, and consultants
  • Support onboarding of colleagues
  • Traveling up to 25% may be required.


About you


You are a broadly trained analytical chemist with experiences relevant to chemical analysis of Corbion’s ingredients. In addition you meet the following qualifications:


  • BSc with 5-10 years of experience or MSc with 2-7  years of experience in analytical method development in a relevant industry.
  • Experience with method development & validation and trouble shooting in a broad range of analytical techniques specifically HPLC and GC (MS)
  • Experience in or affinity with chemical analyses in natural food ingredients
  • Experience in method transfer
  • Strong understanding of the principles of analytical techniques and lab equipment
  • Possesses a customer focus, drive for results, and can-do mentality. Works with high motivation and passion to deliver results
  • Strong people skills related to leading a project team, working with peers, and upper management.  Open and easy communicator
  • Able to initiate projects and bring new ideas into the organization. Capable of self-management, and multiple projects and tasks management
  • Pragmatic and drive for success
  • Being flexible & stress resistant
  • Bring new ideas into the organization.
  • Multiple projects/tasks management skills.
  • Advanced in planning the activities


Our offer


We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. What makes Corbion special is the way we consciously create that connection between the product of our work and our individual lives and use it to shape our choices and our priorities as a company. We have a great company made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision. When we all understand how we intend to get there in the same way, there’s no telling how far we can go. We offer you the chance to join a company with a:


  • Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference
  • International focus with truly diverse teams
  • Unique possibility to be trained by our internal expertise in the world of biobased products
  • We invest in relevant training courses related to your particular discipline, that will give you the opportunity to grow into an industry expert
  • Lastly, we offer a friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment


In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.

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 2019, Corbion generated annual sales of € 976.4 million and had a workforce of 2.138 FTE. 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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