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Sr. Research Associate

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

South San Francisco, CA, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2863

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


Our Corbion Algae Ingredients team has an opportunity in our Analytical Chemistry group. In this role, you will support Corbion's research and development efforts. The successful candidate will be involved in the 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, method development for analyses, and critical interpretation of data.



  • Analysis of test articles by HPLC, GC, GC/MS, LC/MS, DSC, and other methods, including routine sample processing and use of robotics, and critical interpretation and evaluation of analytical data
  • Maintenance of analytical instruments
  • Development of new methods, as required, to support programs
  • Mentor junior group members
  • Maintain an accurate notebook, write SOP’s and reports, and present work at meetings
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Applicants will possess either a BS/MS degree in chemistry or a related field with 4+ years of relevant experience • Demonstrated proficiency with HPLC is required
  • Experience with GC, including method development and hardware troubleshooting, strongly desired
  • Excellent wet chemistry/bench skills • Advanced knowledge of and experience with a wide range of scientific instrumentation and ancillary equipment
  • Experience with method development and working in 96-well format, including robotics, is preferred
  • Strong computer skills (hardware, Excel, instrumentation software, Microsoft Windows-based operating systems)

            o Familiarization with OpenLab Chemstation, EZChrom, CDS, and Lab Solutions, strongly desired

            o Experience with VBA is a plus

  • Previous experiences working with triglyceride oils is highly desirable
  • 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, team-oriented individual



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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