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Formulation Chemist Biochemicals

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  508

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


The Formulation Chemist is the linking pin between business development, sales and the research, application and development (RD&A) team. By joining the business development manager on customer visits, he or she will  obtain valuable insights on customer needs, processes and methods. These needs are translated back to application work that can be carried out by the RD&A team or the Formulation Chemist. With a scientific background and practical lab experience. but also a pragmatic approach and interest in business the Formulation Chemist is able to assist both Business Development and RD&A where needed and support the associated projects


The role


In this role you will design and develop  new innovative and sustainable applications and products, matching with market requirements. You will work closely together with business development and support them in obtaining the technical data and proof they need. You are able to join and support RD&A and Business Development in their dialogues with  our customers to obtain their needs and drivers and translate this to possible solutions we can offer.




  • You will  join key projects as a project member, giving your technical input to these projects
  • You will support the technical introduction of new developed concepts; support implementation at customers and perform troubleshooting if required. 
  • You transfer and disclose technical background information to sales team and market management
  • You will support the RD&A by joining the technicians in the lab, setting up new protocols and test methods for the relevant markets.
  • You actively keep up with your research and lab skills, by executing experiments and supporting the RD&A




Desired candidates are energetic and proactive and have worked several years in a relevant application lab, understand the chemistry behind the technology and products and are able to use this knowledge the help our customers.

In addition our ideal candidate:


  • Holds BSc degree or equivalent education level in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology or similar.
  • Possesses practical knowledge of Biochemicals market(s) (Home & Personal Care, Agrochemicals, Chemicals)
  • Holds a minimum of 3 years of experience in application development; 
  • Possesses good communication skills, fluent in English
  • Is able and willing to deal directly with customers  together with a Business Development Manager.
  • Enjoys dealing with different organizational levels, disciplines and cross functional departments.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, strong written skills, creativity, energetic, and adaptability to changing situations. 
  • Has a drive to understand our customers' needs and develop appropriate solutions.


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, lactic acid derivatives, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and algae ingredients. Our sustainable ingredient solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. With a worldwide network of production facilities, sales offices and agents in more than 100 countries, Corbion is known for quality, product innovation, and customer orientation, as well as for its collegial, informal and results-oriented company culture.


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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