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Food Scientist, Antioxidants

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

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2346

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


Corbion is seeking an experienced and versatile Food Scientist, Antioxidants to join our research, development and application (RDA) team, reporting to the Principal Scientist. You will play an important role in supporting RDA and Global Preservatives teams for our Sustainable Food Solution (SFS) Business.  Prior experience in food preservatives/antioxidants formulation, analysis, production and application, and oxidative stability and shelf life assessment in different food matrices is required in order to be successful in developing new products, generating valuable application data and solving customer challenges. 


  • Develop new products and technologies based on customer, market and business needs including food preservatives/antioxidants used in foods containing oils and fats.
  • Design and conduct oxidative stability and shelf life tests of different food matrices and work closely with meat, culinary, analytical and sensory teams.
  • Conduct in-depth application research to generate valuable data to support sales and customers.
  • Define, plan, design, execute and deliver various cross-functional projects including ideation, review and identification of new projects, developing, implementing and executing technical plans, collecting and analyzing data, communicating results and project status, generating reports and making presentations.
  • Provide technical support for food preservatives/antioxidants production from lab to pilot plant to commercialization.
  • Partner with other R&D, application teams, sales managers, product and business development managers, provide technical support to Corbion prioritized projects for SFS Business, and conduct cross functional projects.
  • Work with internal and external customers on collaborative projects, developing customer partnerships. Visit customers, support sales managers and solve the problems from the customers.
  • Establish and maintain effective external industrial and academic networks.
  • Translate scientific knowledge to projects and the business.



  • B.S. or M.S. in Food Science, chemistry or related fields.
  • 2+ two years of technical experience/product development in a major food or food ingredient company.
  • Strong understanding of the principles of food chemistry and physics, lipid oxidation, antioxidants and food ingredient functionalities.
  • Hands-on experience in food analysis, laboratory analytical techniques, and lab equipment.
  • Ability to initiate projects and bring new ideas into the organization.
  • Capable of self-management, and multiple projects and tasks 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:


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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