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Principal Scientist Process Technology

Vacaturenummer: A2200115
Corbion - Gorinchem (Nederland)

For our client, Corbion, we are looking for a Principal Scientist Process Technology.


  • PDEng or PhD;
  • Implementation new processes;
  • Expert in Separation technology;
  • Process technology.

Do you want use your expertise & skills in the field of Process Technology and play a key role in the development of new and improved, sustainable processes and products for Corbion? As Principal Specialist Process Technology you will work for the Global R&D Department in Gorinchem. You will be part of the competence center that is responsible for process design of all Corbion manufacturing processes, shaping the processes of the future and bringing step change improvement to their existing sugar based processes.

As Principal Specialist Process Technology your main responsibilities are:
  • Lead the development, optimisation and implementation of new technologies to improve processes;
  • Bring the technology challenges of commercial plants into R&D through translating problems to lab-scale trials;
  • Develop improved process concepts and guide equipment selection aiming at creating sustainable processes to enable future net-zero operation;
  • Scout external developments in the field and translate these into internal or open innovation projects;
  • Steer and support the implementation of technology from R&D to pilot plants;
  • Support intellectual property, regulatory affairs, marketing and sales departments in process technology related matter;
  • Coach junior colleagues in the field of Process Technology.

Who we're looking for
We are looking for a candidate with a PDEng or Ph.D. in chemical/process engineering. Additionally, you must have more than 10 years of industrial work experience in the process chemistry field (R&D). Can you bring State of the Art expertise in process development, equipment selection & design?

You need to have:
  • Experience with a broad range of unit operations like solid-liquid separations, membrane separations, extraction technology, ion-exchange and drying;
  • Experience in (high level) cost evaluation is a plus;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Good communication skills and intercultural sensitivity.
As the Principal Specialist Process Technology we need you to go the extra mile and show the following competencies: Leadership, self-management, integrity, self-confidence, creativity and conceptual thinking.

Company profile
What makes Corbion truly special is their talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work they do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including your own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in their DNA; they explore, they discover, they create, and then they 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 them, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of their business, giving direction to work, investments and creativity.
As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energised 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 organisation 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.

In the global R&D Department work 55 employees to improve Corbions products. You will contribute to preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.
The team is working on exciting multidisciplinary projects in the field of process development supporting business units as well as the new business incubator. The team is working on projects to drive efficiency and sustainability improvements in their Lactic Acid (derivative) processes and processes in their Algae ingredient business.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Direct contract with client
Employment terms:Salary: 90k +
Days of leave: 25
12 ATV days
Publication date:29-11-2022
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Jan Paul Favier
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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