Lab & Pilot Technician Biochemical DSP Process Development – Corbion – Gorinchem


Lab & Pilot Technician Biochemical DSP Process Development

Job Category: Research and Development Work Location: On-Site Office Location:

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type: Full Time Job ID: 4706

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

Are you passionate for sustainability and would you like to work for a front-runner in the field of sustainability and make the difference? For the Innovation Center Process Technology group we are looking for an eager, hands-on, pro-active technician who can support our team in developing new innovative processes for food, biochemical and/or algae business, or improve existing processes. The Process Technology group is one of the core technologies of Corbion’s Innovation Center, at our location in Gorinchem. This is the largest R&D site of Corbion world-wide with labs, office space and pilot plants. On this site, the largest lactic acid derivative production facility is also found, serving our core business units.
Corbion Innovation Center’s Process Technology group consists of a team of around 20 scientists and technicians. We create value by providing innovative solutions for process design, development and optimization activities and taking responsibility for scale-up and process demonstration, from bench-top to industrial scale, including technology transfer and implementation support. Here, the Technician plays a crucial role in creating value, where he works closely with scientists and project leads. 

The role

As a Bio-/Chemical Technician B (Process TechnologyDevelopment), you have solid (applied) scientific background in process development related to chemicals and/or food (liquid and solid processing), and you are able to work independently on support activities and in teams on innovation or process optimization projects. You have a can-do attitude and are able to work on multiple activities at once. You like an informal workplace and can be pragmatic. You can communicate, read and write in English, and you like practical work in a laboratory and/or pilot setting.
The Technician B reports to the team lead of the team.


As successful candidate, you will:

  • Assist in the design, development, implementation and operation of bench and pilot scale experiments
  • Prepare experimental design, planning, and execution of research independently according to known procedures in a safe manner 
  • Assist and setup SOPs for bench and pilot scale equipment/processes/assays
  • Support with the analysis, interpretation and processing of results of experiments, monitor experiments 
  • Ensure documentation and reporting of procedures and results according to the Corbion standards. Support writing test protocols, SOP’s, technology transfer documents and reports in a clear and structured manner
  • Present, discuss and defend results with the team, project team or other departments
  • Work within a team framework and support the organization, with both individual responsibility and support of other technicians and scientists
  • Align with other departments, such as fermentation, analytics, sensory and application
  • Actively participate in maintaining the facilities, equipment, and safety in the labs
  • About you

    We are looking for an enthusiastic Bio-/Chemical Technician B (Process Development – Downstream Processing) with a passion for innovation, sustainability, process development and improvement.

    In addition to your educational achievements on a Bachelor graduate level at least, or preferably higher, a successful candidate meets the following criteria:

  • BSc in Bio-/Chemical-/Process or Food Engineering/Technology with 1-4 years of experience focus on process development support in chemical/food industry.. 
  • Experienced in laboratory and pilot scale test set ups and experimenting, ideally in downstream process (DSP) units related to solids (e.g. spray drying, granulation) and/or liquids (e.g. crystallization, extraction, adsorption, evaporation, solid-liquid separation)
  • Fluency in English (written and word)
  • Team player
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Good communicator
  • Customer focused and solution-oriented mindset
  • Pragmatic, pro-active, independent, hands-on and can-do mentality 
  • 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 2023, Corbion generated annual sales of €1,443.8 million and had a workforce of 2,727 FTE. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:

    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.

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