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Research Associate

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

South San Francisco, CA, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3807

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


An opportunity is available in our Analytical Chemistry group for a position to support Corbion's research and development efforts.  The successful candidate will be involved in the processing of samples and analysis of compounds of interest by HPLC, GC, GC/MS, LC/MS, DSC, and other methods.  In addition to routine sample processing, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, maintaining analytical instruments and their operation, and managing the analytical lab chemical and consumables inventory 




  • Routine processing of samples for a variety of analyses, which may include the use of robotics 

  • Preparation of reagents and solutions as required 

  • Analytical lab inventory management, including ordering and tracking receipt of all the essential lab chemicals and consumables 

  • Basic routine maintenance of analytical instruments, robotics, and ancillary equipment 

  • Routine use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and various lab instrument data processing software  

  • Maintain an organized and safe analytical lab  

  • Additional other duties will be based on the candidates experience  




  • Applicants will possess a BS degree in chemistry or a related field with 0-2 years of relevant experience  

  • Excellent wet chemistry/bench skills 

  • Experience in routine chemical reagent preparation 

  • Prior knowledge or experience with GC and/or HPLC, including basic instrument maintenance, is strongly desired 

  • Good computer skills (hardware, Excel, instrumentation software, Microsoft Windows-based operating systems) 

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills and the ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced, high through-put R & D environment are essential 

  • Highly collaborative, self-motivated, and team-oriented individual 


This position will pay $33.65/hour to $38.46/hour, depending on experience.



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 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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