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Senior Scientist, Bakery Applications

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

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1062

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


We are seeking a highly motivated senior bakery application scientist and a team player to join our Research, Development & Application (RDA) center located at Corbion US headquarters in Lenexa, KS. The successful candidate will work in the Bakery Application team and develop new products and solutions for our customers in the bakery segment. As a passionate bakery expert, you will play a key role in leading and executing projects, conducting research and application work, supporting sales and developing partnerships with customers in our bakery business. We are looking for a strong team-player with good communication skills and interpersonal skills to work successfully in cross-functional teams; a hands-on self-starter with can-do mentality, strong customer focus and creativity who likes to work on new challenges and diverse range of projects and activities.


  • Lead and execute assigned projects independently. This includes upfront knowledge and information seeking on newly assigned projects, developing and executing the technical plans, making experiment design, conducting the research, collecting and analyzing the data, communicating the project status and results internally and externally, generating reports and making presentations, supporting plant trials and product launch; all within given timelines and budget.
  • Collaborate with customers in joint product/application development projects and provide product application support including troubleshooting, problem solving, technical assistance.
  • Act as the subject matter bakery expert on baked products and solutions, offer technical insights and support to internal and external customers, colleagues and teams.
  • Participate effectively on cross-functional teams with colleagues from Sales, Marketing, Operations, Technology, etc. as the needs of the project dictate.


  • BS, MSc. PhD, or equivalent in Bakery Science or Food Science.
  • More than 10 years of experience in bakery R&D.
  • Broadly trained and prior experience with ingredients, formulations, applications, technologies and processes in Baking Industry
  • Experience working with customers, strong people skills.
  • Working knowledge of innovation process management and project management.
  • Ability to travel up to 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 2019, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 976.4 million and had a workforce of 2,138 FTEs. 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 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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