Application Scientist, AFI Cheese & Culinary - Viby J

Our innovators move fast and draw strength from their natural curiosity as well as their specialist knowledge. You love to put your intellectual skills to the test every day and you feel like exploring the frontier of your field and inventing new standards.

Do you want to set new standards within the use of milk- and whey proteins in cheese and culinary applications?

Then join the Application Science & Technology Centre within Arla Food Ingredients (AFI) in Aarhus. AFI is an independent company within the Arla Foods Group and a global leader in natural whey ingredients for many different categories including dairy, beverages, bakery, culinary, infant and sport nutrition. One of the cornerstones in our business is our dedicated experts that develop solutions with our functional and nutritional whey proteins, milk minerals, lactose and permeate.

You are offered a unique position in our dynamic working environment where you will apply your competencies within a broad of range responsibility areas.

Innovative development of protein solutions for cheese
As our new Application Scientist, your main objectives are:

  • Management of application projects
  • Management of concept development projects
  • Strengthening of our knowledge platform within the cheese and culinary areas, focusing on functional and physio-chemical properties of milk and whey proteins.                                    
  • In close collaboration with our application technicians formulate new recipes,set up pilot scale trials and laboratory tests, followed by documentation and presentation of the findings.
  • Management and maintenance of handout recipes and presentations in Sharepoint.

Your work often involves the building and expansion of strong cross-functional teams, both among  food technicians, specialists and Scientists, as well as close collaboration with our AFI R&D department.

Scientist with strong interest in product and concept development
You hold a Master’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry or similar, and if you have knowledge within protein chemistry, use of ingredients like emulsifiers and stabilisers it will be a plus. You have experience within product development, project management and food processing. Experience within dairy science, and especially cheese production will be an advantage.

Most importantly, however;  you take a strong interest in developing your skills within these areas and seeing your ideas and innovations be brought into practise when new products and concepts are launched to the market is a powerful motivation for you.

As a person you are open-minded and positive, innovative and a skilful communicator, who is able to network with many important stakeholders. Moreover, you know that proper and systematic documentation is an important part of successful project management, and you are able to get your points across in an efficient manner in order to achieve results successfully. You are proficient in written and spoken English.

Application and contact
Please send your application as soon as possible since we are conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please call Senior Category & Application Manager Claus Bukbjerg Andersen  at +45 72229560 . Please state in your application where you have seen the advertisement.

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