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Lab Technician - Analytical Chemistry

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time but Part Time optional
Job ID:  2880

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




Corbion is looking for a Technician B to strengthen our analytical team within the Lactic Acid Specialties business unit. The team has a central role in providing analytical support, including routine analyses as well as method development, to support projects in the area of Biochemicals and Biomaterials. It is a full-time position, located at Gorinchem, the Netherlands. As our Technician B you will perform research in a team of nine colleagues with varying levels of experience. The team carries out analyses of polymers and complex mixtures of lactic acid and derivatives using a broad range of techniques such as GC, GC-MS, LC, SEC/GPC, TGA and DSC. This role requires a strong affinity for analytical chemistry and hands-on approach.




  • Efficiently perform analytical experiments
  • Analyze, interpret and process results of analyses or experiments, monitor results during research and adjust research when necessary [measure quality of analyses and interpretations, timely actions].
  • Ensure documentation and reporting of procedures and results according to Corbion standards. Report methods, results and techniques used. Ensure databases are up to date.
  • Investigate and solve technical issues with a hands-on approach
  • Contribute to the development of new methods/analyses together with colleagues (e.g. Scientist/Specialist).
  • Perform or plan validation experiments to ensure suitability of analytical methods for the intended purpose
  • Effectively communicate analytical results with other colleagues and management
  • Maintenance and managing of laboratory equipment
  • Perform analyses in a safe and responsible way


About you


  • BSc/MSc in Chemistry with emphasis on analytical chemistry.
  • A minimum of 3+ years of practical experience in chemical industry, preferably polymer analyses
  • Experience with analytical methods such as GC(-MS), LC, SEC/GPC, TGA and DSC.
  • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting of complex analytical instruments
  • A flexible attitude, willing to learn a broad range of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques with scientific curiosity




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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