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Technician Food Microbiology & Preservation

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  935

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


Corbion's R&D Sustainable Food Solutions (SFS) develops functional ingredients which enhance shelf life, food safety, texture, flavor and overall performance of food stuff. What makes us special is that all our ingredient solutions  are based on natural and sustainable resources. 


The Food Micro & Preservation R&D SFS team plays a key role in the investigation and development of new solutions that will contribute to the execution of the ambitious Growth Strategy of Corbion in the Natural Preservation Business. The team of Experts works on both Modelling and Preservation Solutions in the form of functional food ingredients that are key to the safety, shelf life, and overall properties of Food Stuff. The Technician B contributes to innovation projects as well as Customer support according to the Business needs.


As a Technician Food Microbiology & Preservation you play a key role the practical execution of innovation projects and customer support projects as well as the management of safety and order of the microbiology labs. You report to the Senior Manager Applications SFS and work closely with your direct colleagues as well as Sales and Technical Service to support customers. You maintain relationships with suppliers of lab equipment and consumables to ensure proper operation of the lab. In addition you take part in interdisciplinary project teams.



  • Execute experiments according to known protocols
  • Document procedures and results according to Corbion policies
  • Analyze and structure data
  • Report results and conclusions
  • Contribute to development of new protocols together with Scientist
  • Participate in maintenance of order and safety in the labs
  • Management of the microbiology labs
  • Support the maintenance and update of the culture collection and related catalogue/database




We are looking for a an experienced and proactive Food Preservation expert who meets the following qualifications :


  • BSc or MSc in Food Science, Food Microbiology, Biology or equivalent education
  • Specialized in Food Preservation, with a good understanding of various food applications and food science
  • Experience in working in a BSL-2 lab
  • Accurate and structured in working in the lab and with data
  • 1-2 years working experience preferably in a food company
  • Good working knowledge and experience in handling of food-related microorganisms
  • Passionate about food, food preservation, and innovation
  • Customer focused and solution oriented mindset
  • Fluent in English and preferably Dutch 


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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