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Food Microbiologist/ Food Preservation & anti-microbial Expert

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

Shanghai, CN

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  1742

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



Major Responsibility:

- Application development pertaining to recipe development, generate data for communication Application and innovation development and shelf-life testing:

  • Work with category application technologist to develop suitable preservation solutions for different foods in line with customer/consumer needs.
  • Compare the performance of Corbion ingredients to substitutes & competitive alternatives
  • Plan, design, set up and perform microbiological tests including but not limited to shelf-life tests and challenge tests
  • Analyse food samples for chemical, microbiological and sensorial qualities (e.g. taste, texture, color)
  • Prepare trial reports for internal and external customers
  • Analyze, interpret and explain application data for the sales organization for their discussions with distributors & customers
  • Work with the application technologist to develop and prepare prototype foods for customer showing
  • Manage outsourcing of preservation research + get internal knowledge
  • Translate market needs to product formulations/blends

- Technical support to sales, distributors & customers

  • Promote the use of Corbion’s ingredients in food applications in agreement with Sales & Business Development in China
  • Attend to customer queries with regards to microbiological background and technical issues of Corbion ingredients in food (do trials, use literature, use databases)
  • Training of the sales organization, distributors and/or customers

-  Work together with the application technologist to assure a fully functional kitchen & food lab (e.g. maintain analytical equipment, food processing equipment, maintain stock levels of used food ingredients)

-  Work together with the internal Corbion Food microbiology organization

-  Assure a Safe & Hygienic environment in the Kitchen & Food laboratory

-  Manage microbiology Lab




  • Master or Doctor Degree in Food Science & Technology, with a focus on food microbiology.
  • Have 4-8 years of relevant experience in China food (ingredients) industry. Extensive experience in microbiology testing would be advantageous.
  • Experience in meat, sauce and bakery industry is preferred.
  • Technically skilled with a creative mindset to overcome innovation and application challenges.
  • Willingness to perform food trials & chemical/microbiological analysis in the lab 60% of the time.
  • A commercial drive combined with creativity, passion, and performance orientated.
  • A sensitive & flexible team-player with strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Willingness to travel with sales, business development in China and occasionally internationally for max 40%.
  • Self-confident and self-managing, pro-active and taking initiative.
  • Be able to work individually without supervision.
  • Fluent in English and mandarin..


About Corbion 

What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements.


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 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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