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Process Design Specialist

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1071

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


As our Specialist Process Design you will be part of the Global R&D Department. This department is focused on exploring, developing and implementing process innovations or optimizations. The position is full-time based and located in our headquarters in Gorinchem, NL, where you find our main production plant, R&D labs and offices as well as business functions and a pilot plant.


Digital process design and operation are key technologies for accelerating innovation and optimizing operation. The modeling platform covers all key activities from model-based experiment design in R&D to creation of digital process twins for optimizing operation.




You will build insight, know-how and skills in multiple relevant fields of expertise.

Furthermore this role is focused on:


  • Building & maintaining broad Process Design and Process modelling skills and competences
  • Developing, validating and optimizing mechanistic and/or empirical models of Operation Units (e.g. Fermentors) to support design of new processes and optimization of existing ones.
  • Creating custom models to support research, engineering, and operation
  • Performing steady-state flowsheet simulations for techno-economic and sustainability evaluation of new or optimized processes
  • Supporting the maintenance and development of existing modelling infrastructure



About you


We are looking for an enthusiastic Process Design Specialist with a passion for innovation, improvement and optimization.


A successful candidate meets the following criteria:


  • Master in (chemical) engineering or equivalent areas, with proven experience on applying modelling tools for Process Design and Development, preferable PDEng or PhD.
  • Ability to define the mathematical framework necessary to solve the problem in question and program it in an appropriate programming software
  • Preferable proficient in gPROMS software
  • Preference for experience in fermenter/reactor design or separation
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong conceptual thinking skills, complemented by good analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Proactive and result driven
  • Team player and strong communicator, with interest in working in multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Ability to engage with people from different business functions




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.
  • Besides training on the job we have a developing plan ready for you. 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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