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Principal Scientist

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

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1917

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


Corbion is seeking a Principal Scientist to join our Bakery Applications Team.  We develop new products for the baking industry, support the sales team, procurement, operations, and business development. This team works closely with the bakery industry team and RDA technology teams in leading and executing projects that will deliver products that will meet the market and customer needs.


We are seeking a highly motivated self-starter with time-management skills and passion to drive for results.  The person in this role will:


  • Stand as technical leader and/or team member in a cross-functional team environment to deliver business
  • needed results.
  • Manage and conduct assigned projects independently including up front knowledge seeking on newly assigned
  • projects, developing and executing the technical plans, collecting and analyzing data, communicating project status and results internally and externally, generating reports and making presentations. All while adhering to the needed timelines and cost constraints.
  • Transfer bench top development to pilot scale production and to retail/wholesale manufacturing.
  • Work directly with customers in launching new products, giving trainings on new technologies, and helping trouble shoot problems and offer technical solutions.
  • Partner with internal partners and customers as subject matter expert related to use of Corbion’s ingredients,
  • application guidelines, formulations, production methods, troubleshooting, in bakery industry.
  • Coach and train other RDA scientists for their competency development.
  • Be flexible in taking additional tasks as needed to support company's business goals




  • MS or PhD degree in Bakery Science, Food Science, Cereal Chemistry, or related fields with 15+ years technical experience/development work with a major food or food ingredient company is required. AIB, or CMB a plus, but not required.
  • Broadly trained food scientist with strong application knowledge in functional ingredients related to dough rheology and baking
  • Result oriented individual with strong formulation and industrial processing knowledge relating to bakery products
  • A customer focus, drive for results/can-do mentality is a must. Capable of building trusted relationship with customers and become their go-to expert
  • Up to date working knowledge on bakery processes, industry best practice
  • Strong people skills (both in leading a project and in working with peers and management) with open and clear communication skills. Capable of working effectively in cross-functional team environment
  • Team-player: Builds on expertise of others, and is able to connect the dots to drive for optimal results
  • Creative, knowledgeable team player, able to make the difference on bakery formulation and processing
  • Highly competent in experimental design, statistical analysis, and project management

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 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.




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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Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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