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We aim at developing functional ingredients using an innovative and natural process and optimizing this process in order to maximize ingredient functionality and production efficiency. Focusing on natural plant-based aqueous extractions from different botanical sources. The scientist will be providing scientific and technical assistance in the field of natural plant-based emulsions, performing extractions and associated activities at lab and pilot scale, conducting basic emulsion technology analysis and reporting results, conclusions and recommendations to scientists/technical team and engineers.
Principal Accountabilities: -Participate to research projects within ingredient, Material and Nutrition team (IMN) and other businesses ensuring progress is in alignment with the project objectives and timelines -Provide technical support within R&D projects in the field of natural plant-based emulsions -Plan and perform (lab and pilot) plant-based process extractions in collaboration with the scientists and technical team in line with the site-specific safety and food safety requirements -Perform literature studies as basis for planning experiments and experimental designs -Make use of specific analytical tools linked to emulsion technology: rheology, particle size distribution, microscopy and others. -Document trial results (process conditions, mass balances) and facilitates communication with internal contacts -Record and analyze the results and establish trial reports including conclusions, interpretations and recommendations -Plan and discuss interdepartmental work with the respective teams (i.e.: Pilot Plant, Applications and such) -Perform (pilot) trials in a shift operating system if required (on average one day a month shift work, morning or evening shift (no night work))
-Master of Bachelor degree in (Bio, Chemical) Engineering, Food Science, Food Chemistry, or closely related field Experience: -Food industry experience preferably in Research or Product Development -Knowledge of food processing and food chemistry Skills: -Hands on and proactive mentality -Team player -Excellent communicator -Strong structural and organizational skills -Solid problem-solving skills -Detail oriented -Ability to work in diverse, cross functional teams -Ability to handle shifting priorities -Proficient in MS Office applications -Fluent in English language
what do we offer?
A temporary replacement for a pregnancy leave. You would be able to work in a research minded environment. When interested, apply to us by sending your recent resume and motivational letter.
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