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

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Intern
Job ID:  756

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


Job Description:


Candidate will work in the Analytical Service Laboratory preparing and testing samples in support of the Applications, Research, Technology, and Science (ARTS) Department.

Work assignments include:

  • Preparing and testing samples for enrichments, ascorbic acid and benzoic acid, in food products using HPLC
  • Chemical and physical testing of new and existing products by TTA, Water Activity, Moisture, pH, and Particle Size Analysis
  • Prepare solutions needed for testing, mobile phase or test solutions, etc.
  • Weighing samples for other analysis
  • General Housekeeping:  wash dishes, dry dishes, put dishes away, put chemicals away when you are done with them, wipe down balances, clean counters at the end of your shift, etc.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot instrumentation being used in the lab
  • Enters testing into the Electronic Notebook System (ELN) and sends results to requestor
  • Summer Project:  pH Evaluation of Crumb vs Crust of Bread and the Entire Slice of Bread
  • Other duties as assigned


In addition to daily work assignments the summer intern will focus on a summer project.  The summer project will be a pH evaluation of Crumb vs Crust of Bread and the Entire Slice of Bread.  The scope of the project is to determine whether or not there is a significant difference in the pH values of the crumb, crust, and entire slice of bread. 


    1. will be required to complete an Intern Orientation, which includes safety training and a tour of the facility. 


Basic Qualifications:


The Corbion summer internships varies, and is dependent on the interns' school schedule, and our business needs. Most start between late May to early June. They typically end their time with us in late July to mid-August.


Applicant must meet ALL of the following qualifications to be considered for this position:

- Progress towards a Bachelor's, Master's degree, or Ph. D. in Chemistry

- Must be able to be on-site at our Lenexa, KS office for the duration of the internship

- Familiarity with experimental design, statistical data analysis and interpretation of results

- Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously

- Strong problem solving and analytical skills

- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

- Self-motivated and eager learner, with an aptitude to grow and develop themselves


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 is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Corbion Human Resources department.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.




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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