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Scientist, Meat

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

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1698

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


As Scientist, Meat at Corbion, you will be a member of the Meat Application, Research, Technology and Sciences (ARTS) team, focused on applications, development and implementation of solutions and innovations for the North American meat market. Subject Matter Expert of meat science preservation, oxidation and ingredient interaction, you’ll play a strategically important, customer-facing role.  The right candidate has the ability to apply their expertise in applied meat science and years of manufacturing experience to help create and apply innovative solutions that grow the company's meat and poultry business. You'll be part of a global team of scientists and technologists working together in a dynamic culture.  Company leadership is accessible and collaborative, diverse career paths are possible, your voice counts and your work is important. In short, Corbion is a place where insightful, creative people can make a meaningful impact in the food industry and in everyday lives.




  • Collaborate with Microbiologists and Sensory Scientists; coordinate application work in multidisciplinary and cross-functional project teams, either as (technical) project lead, or as application work stream lead. This includes ideation, reviewing and identifying new projects, developing and executing technical plans, collecting and analyzing data, communicating results and project status, generating reports, making presentations, and/or publishing papers and/or patents.
  • Lead and assist with the design and execution of challenge studies and shelf-life studies in fresh and cooked processed meat product in BSL-2 microbiology laboratory. Coordinate taste panels for meat products manufactured by external customers and internal lab samples in order to evaluate the impact of ingredients on sensory attributes.
  • Manage meat laboratory, including maintaining equipment, lab safety, training material, and placing orders to restock inventory.
  • Lead Meat Innovation Platforms to achieve Innovation Strategy targets.
  • Represent Corbion expertise at customers and research associations.
  • Execute application projects and deliver value propositions to customers.
  • Provide meat technical training leadership to sales, distributors and internal customers.
  • Collaborate with customers in (joint) product/application development projects and provide product application support including troubleshooting, problem solving, technical assistance meat application work and predictive modeling.
  • Other duties as determined by business needs.




  • Master’s of Science or PHD (Meat Science, Food Science or related Major).
  • 0-5 years of R&D experience in meat/food science.
  • Proven track record of successful meat/food science related research and publications  strongly preferred.
  • Ability to set-up and effectively manage a pilot meat facility.
  • Experience communicating to internal and external partners, translating scientific knowledge for projects and the business.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills: Work successfully in cross-functional teams and matrix work environment.
  • Ability to travel overnight 20-30%.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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