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Principal Scientist Process Development

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  464

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


Do you want use your expertise & skills in the field of Process Technology and play a key role in the development of new and improved, sustainable processes and products for Corbion? As our Principal Specialist Process Development you will work for the Global R&D Department at our location in Gorinchem. At this site we have our largest lactic acid derivative production facility which serves all of our Non-Bakery food market units as well as our Biochemicals Unit. Additionally this site accommodates our Biomaterials plant as well as the Corbion Innovation Centre.


As our Principal Specialist Process Development your main responsibilities are to exploit and extend your expertise to translate business requirements into research strategies to explore process concepts and develop new processes, delivering from feasibility through pilot to implementation. You will build insight, know-how and skills in multiple relevant fields of expertise. Furthermore this role is focused on:


  • Building & maintaining broad process development and implementation skills
  • Leading & supporting the development, optimization and migration of new or existing process steps
  • Bringing the technology challenges of commercial plants into R&D through translating problems to lab-scale trials
  • Developing process concepts and guiding equipment selection
  • Assisting in implementation of technology from R&D to pilot plants
  • Supporting intellectual property, regulatory affairs, marketing and sales departments with relevant expertise
  • Defining projects and leading small project teams to develop innovations
  • We offer you the opportunity to coach and develop specialists, scientists, technicians and/or trainees


About you

In addition to your educational achievements on a PDEng/PhD level in process technology the successful candidate for the position of Principal Process Development Specialist must also have:


  • 10+ years of industrial work experience in a relevant Process Industry field
  • State of the art expertise in process development and equipment selection
  • Preferably experience with solid-liquid separations, membrane separations and drying
  • Ability to evaluate and supervise PhD level work
  • Willingness to travel
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Good communication skills and intercultural sensitivity



At Corbion, we look for employees who can:

SET CLEAR DIRECTION: Explain clearly where we are heading, why and how we will get there

MAKE THE DIFFERENCE: Deliver results and quality while managing change

FOCUS ON CUSTOMERS: Consistently meet the expectations of internal and external customers

DELIVER THROUGH TEAMWORK: Engage, motivate, challenge and support employees and teams


As the Principal Process Development Specialist we need you to go the extra mile, to embody our behaviors and show the following competencies:  Leadership, self-management, integrity, self-confidence, creativity and conceptual thinking


You will be part of the center that is responsibe for process development of all Corbion manufacturing processes, shaping the processes of the future and bringing step change improvement to our exisiting sugar based processes.


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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