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Senior Scientist

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

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  4268

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


Corbion is seeking a Senior Scientist to lead our team of experts working on both Modelling and Preservation Solutions in the form of functional food ingredients that are key to the safety, shelf life, and overall properties of Food Stuff. The Sr. Scientist contributes to innovation projects as well as Customer support according to the Business needs.  The Food Micro & Preservation R&D team plays a key role in the investigation and development of new solutions that will contribute to the execution of our ambitious growth strategy.


  • Support the team to maintain the Predictive Food Models for Food Microbiology (Like CLCM and CPC), which play an important role in the Corbion value offering in today’s global market
  • Actively explore and propose new natural preservation solutions that fit the business strategy
  • Identify opportunities of leveraging existing solutions, alone or in synergistic combinations, in unexplored and potentially business attractive food segments
  • Contribute to the coordination of the microbiology/application workstreams for food innovation projects from the Food Micro & Preservation group
  • Ensure the high quality standards of the microbiology experiments for innovation projects, customer collaborations and specific sales requests
  • Maintain the collaboration between Food Micro and the Application groups (Gorinchem, Lenexa and remote)
  • Actively contribute to filling the innovation project pipeline and maintain a consistent and continuous alignment and knowledge sharing within the Corbion Food Micro & Preservation group globally



  • Technical Lead and Project Lead for Food Micro & Preservation related innovation projects
  • Internal and External Subject Matter Expert on Food Preservation related predictive modeling and anti-microbial technology
  • Contribute to development of the Food Innovation roadmaps and pipeline
  • Set-up of experimental work and work together with the technicians to ensure correct execution of the experimental work
  • More complex Data analysis on results generated by technicians
  • Ensuring proper reporting of the results and conclusions
  • Development of new protocols
  • Supervision, train, mentor, and support technicians
  • Literature research, and keeping the knowledge of self and the rest of the team well updated on new preservation technologies and trends.
  • Maintain a strong external (scientific) network



  • Master's Degree in Food Science, Food Microbiology, Biology or equivalent education; PhD is preferred
  • Specialized in Food Preservation, with a good understanding of various food applications and food science
  • Experience working in a BSL-2 lab
  • At least 10 years of working experience, preferably in a food company
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience in handling of food-related microorganisms
  • Project leadership skills: track record of delivering complicated objectives through others: consultants, team members, experts
  • Capable of building trusted relationship with both internal and external stakeholders

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 2022, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,457.9 million and has a workforce of over 2601 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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