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Technician B Fermentation

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1175


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 Bioprocess Development and play a key role in the development of new and improved, sustainable processes and products for Corbion?

As Technician B Fermentation & Bioprocessing 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 our Sustainable Food Solutions unit as well as our Lactic Acid Specialties unit. Additionally this site accommodates our Biomaterials plant as well as the Corbion Innovation Centre.


Your main responsibilities as Technician B Fermentation & Bioprocessing is to ensure high-quality execution of experiments, tests and analyses to support technical development programs from lab through pilot to implementation. You will build insight, know-how and skills on fermentation processes for lactic acid and other products.




  • Set up and execute experiments in R&D projects within small teams of technicians, in collaboration with scientists or specialists.
  • Participate in activities that extend from early-stage exploratory work to the interface of lab and pilot-scale production, in which you combine a solid experimental background with a hands-on can-do mentality and a strong drive to deliver.
  • Report and present the results during project team meetings.
  • Build and maintain lab facilities.
  • Share expertise with other functional areas.
  • Maintain and transfer knowledge.


About you


In addition to your educational achievements on Bachelor degree (BsC) in (industrial) microbiology and fermentation, the successful candidate for the position of Technician B Fermentation & Bioprocessing must also have:

  • 3+ years of industrial working experience in the field of industrial fermentation
  • Preferably experience with developing scaling up and implementing fermentation processes.
  • Capable to translate research questions into practical experimental setups.
  • Experience in pilot runs and plant processing is considered a plus.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Good communication skills and intercultural sensitivity.

As Technician B Fermentation & Bioprocessing 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.


Our offer

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. Furthermore at Corbion you will experience a:

  • Company which empowers people and where your initiatives, and ideas make a real difference.
  • International and truly diverse organization.
  • Unique possibility to be trained by our internal expertise in the world of bio based products. We invest in relevant training courses related to your particular discipline.
  • Engaged team of employees; we want you to be surrounded by happy colleagues who enjoy coming to work.
  • Friendly, informal and supportive culture.
  • Flexible, open and collaborative working 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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