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Junior Engineer - Biomedical Polymers

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2763

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



As a Junior Engineer at Corbion, you develop and transferr new polymer products and technologies from bench scale to production and you optimize existing processes and polymeric products in a high demanding medical and pharmaceutical market.


The Biomaterials Business Unit develops, produces and sells monomers and degradable polymers as raw materials for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Our products are used, among other things, in the production of surgical aids and slow-release medicines (injection pills).

The products are developed and produced (often to customer specifications) in our factories in Gorinchem and the United States.


You will work as a part of a highly motivated Research, Development and Technology (RDT) team in Gorinchem, Netherlands.


Responsibilities & Focus Areas


  • Lead and execute the technical deliverables and technologies that are necessary in the design and commercialization of new polymers and/or in the optimization of existing polymer products to meet customer needs
  • In consultation with project teams coordinate and execute moderately complex multi-disciplinary research projects with significant economic impact and within predefined deadlines
  • Work closely with Business Development, Quality and Operations teams to support business growth through the development and transfer of new polymers and technologies to our GMP facility; follow up on these new introductions
  • Provide world class expertise of polymer processing and technologies, and train our technical team


Requirements & Desired Skills


  • M.Sc. level in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Chemistry or other related field
  • Proven polymer processing and engineering know how, experience with bioresorbable polymers is preferred
  • Be able to design, develop and set-up new processes and/or new manufacturing approaches to fit projects needs’
  • Have a critical eye towards systems, equipment and processes to make the difference
  • Experience in product and process development in medical or pharmaceutical industry is a plus
  • Knowledge of cGMP approach manufacturing
  • Hands on mentality and proactively identifying opportunities
  • Problem solving skills to mitigate technical challenges and ambiguous/less defined problems
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deliver on their objectives
  • Fluency in English
  • Team player



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 

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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