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Scientist - Analytical Chemistry

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3707

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

Scientist - Analytical Chemistry 

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

We are seeking an experienced and versatile Scientist to join our Analytical Team and report to the Manager Analytical Sciences. You will play an important role in supporting Corbion’s Sustainable Food Solution Business. Extensive experience in food analysis using analytical techniques such as GC-MS, HPLC and Ion Exchange Chromatography is needed.


  • Subject matter expert for different analytical methodologies with the focus on GC-MS, HPLC, and Ion Exchange Chromatography
  • Support installation and setup of new instruments
  • Coordinate verification, calibration routines and maintenance program for laboratory equipment and instruments
  • Lead the development of new analytical methods and technologies.
  • Conduct application/innovation projects work independently and/or in collaboration with both internal and external partners and provides analytical expertise as part of project support
  • Setup analytical test programs for analyzing samples with different matrices
  • Participate effectively in cross functional project teams, which may include, Sales, Technical Services, Business, Marketing, Operations depending on the phase and type of the project
  • Bring in and translate scientific knowledge to the team and projects
  • Report and present results to the Analytical Science team and stakeholders involved.
  • Ensure the safety of all personnel and/or visitors in the lab
  • Build and maintain a professional external network with Universities, Research Institutes, and external labs or consultants
  • Other duties as determined by business needs


  • PhD or Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, food Science or related fields.
  • 5+ years of experience in food, beverage, chemical or pharma laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrable experience with development of analytical methods using GC-MS, HPLC and/or Ion Exchange Chromatography.
  • Able to aggregate tasks when needed.
  • Hands-on experience in food analysis with excellent problem solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of the principles of analytical chemistry, food chemistry and food processing.
  • Ability to handle and manage change and ambiguity.
  • Able to work independently and in a team to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Capable of self-management and multiple project/task management.
  • Strong people skills related to working collaboratively with peers and upper management. 
  • Open and easy communicator
  • May need to travel up to 5% of working days to other Corbion Sites domestic and international for training and/or support

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 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of € 1070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2400 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


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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