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Technician B

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

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2089

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


The fermentation R&D SFS team plays a key role in the development of new ferments for the BU SFS. The technician B fermentation R&D SFS will be in a team with other colleagues and are managed by the (senior) manager of the team.


  • Providing technical expertise and support to Corbion projects according the given priority
  • In this role the main responsibility is to set up and execute practical research activities in the field of fermentation development. The main activities are present from ideation, concept development (lab-scale) through design and develop (pilot phase).
    • plan & execute experiments (individual and series of experiment focus): screening, lab scale, pilot scale
    • capture (quality) and critically evaluate data
    • discuss and report (written and oral presentations)
    • perform analyses (YSI, Gallery, HPLC, micro plating) for proper monitoring of the fermentation process.
    • support external activities and tech transfer (pilot, OPS, TTC)
    • Maintenance and managing laboratory equipment


Key Accountabilities


  • Contribute to (multidisciplinary) innovation projects and/or customer support projects, active participation and execution of project elements.
  • Prepare project design, planning, and execution of research or specific analyses independently according to the known protocols (consult sr. technician, specialist/scientist or manager) [measure quality of preparation and execution of analyses or experiments, independent actions, timely actions].
  • Ensure documentation and reporting of procedures and results according to the Corbion standards. Report methods, results and techniques used. Ensure databases are up to date.
  • Analyze, interpret and process results of analyses or experiments, monitor results during research and adjust research when necessary [measure quality of analyses and interpretations, timely actions].
  • Contribute to the development of new protocols/new tests/analyses together with i.e. Scientist/Specialist.
  • Support onboarding of colleagues and students.


About you


In addition to the educational achievements on a B.Sc / M.Sc level(or another relevant field or based on experience), the Technician B fermentation Development R&D SFS has:

  • Strong background and hands-on knowledge in laboratory and pilot activities, ideally in the food sector.
  • Has industrial experience in the field of process technology and formulation development
  • Take ownership on the process development lab and pilot scale
  • Willingness to travel (up to 20%)
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal)
  • Taking care of safe working environment in labs and pilot facilities


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 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of € 986.5 million and has a workforce of over 2250 employees. 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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