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R&D Lab Technician - Functional Ingredients & Chemicals

Job Category:  Research and Development
Work Location:  On-Site
Office Location: 

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  4618

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




For the Innovation Center Product Development group we are looking for an eager, hands-on, pro-active technician who can develop products and value propositions for a variety of application fields.


Based in Gorinchem, NL, within the Innovation Center, the Product Development team is looking for a reinforcement in the lab. The PD team is responsible for the development of new products to the market, prototyping and business-customer support concerning said products. The team serves all branches of the company, focusing on health and nutrition and supporting preservation and lactic acid derivatives business. The team is in total about 14 professionals, of which 7 lab technicians.


The role

As a Technician IC Product Development you have a solid (applied) scientific background in preferably nutrition, and is able to work independently on support activities and in teams on innovation or product implementation projects. You are customer driven, have a can-do attitude and are able to work on multiple activities at once. You like an informal workplace and can be pragmatic if needed. You can speak, read and write in English. You are more on the lab then at your desk.

You report into the Teamleader IC Product Development in a team of about 7 professionals.



•    You will execute (and drive) the lab related support questions coming from business development/sales.
•    You will join key strategic and customer projects as a project member or technical lead.
•    You work closely with subject matter experts from the various disciplines in the company and have input in these discussions.

•    You effectively align your own priorities and escalate if necessary. 
•    You actively build your competence level within the required fields.



•    Holds at least a bachelor degree from (Applied) University in science, preferably Food Science or Technology , Chemistry, food & Pharma or similar.

•    Has at least 2 years of relevant experience in a non-routine lab environment including liquid formulations, powder processing, fluidized bed, spray drying, crystallization.
•    Enjoys working on a variety of projects and is flexible when it comes to shifting priorities.
•    Can design experiments and is able to align with experts.
•    Possesses good communication skills in at least English.
•    Has affinity with the business and customer needs.
•    Enjoys an informal and vibrant work environment.


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 2023, Corbion generated annual sales of €1,443.8 million and had a workforce of 2,727 FTE. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


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