Food Scientist, process improvement - Nr. Vium

Do you want to work with a wide range of processes in relation to milk and whey  processing and use your skills to optimize existing and new milk- and whey processes? Then this is an exiting opportunity for you to help us pursue our mission in Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI), which is “We're here to discover and deliver all the wonders whey can bring to people's lives”.  Arla Foods Ingredients is an independent company within the Arla Foods Group and a global leader in natural whey ingredients for many different categories including bakery, beverages, dairy, 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.

The work environment

Your new work place will be in the R&D center in Nr. Vium – where 60 people are employed (technicians, scientists and administrative employees).  R&D has outstanding Pilot and laboratory facilities, and is currently in the process of building a new R&D center. The R&D department has great working atmosphere where cross organizational working relationships are important.

Join an experienced team

You will be employed in the R&D Deploy - Process Improvements Department where we are currently 9 scientists. Your new colleagues have extensive experience in several areas of dairy technology such as membrane filtration, drying, heat treatment, crystallization and evaporation. Knowledge sharing and technical discussions with colleagues is part of the daily work.  The tasks are performed in close collaboration with both internal and external partners – and often as part of larger projects.


Your tasks will be:

  • Plan and perform pilot trials together with our highly skilled pilot technicians
  • Optimization of production processes
  • Testing new unit operations
  • Process simulations, mass and energy balances

Your first task will be to support the startup of a new electrodialysis process that is currently being installed. Therefore the first period of your job will be learning about the electrodialysis process through literature study and Pilot Trials. Hereafter your task will be to support, trouble shoot and optimise the electrodialysis process.

Your profile

You could be newly educated or an experienced profile. You have a MSc degree or similar in dairy science, food science, chemical engineering, chemistry, or you have acquired similar knowhow. You have several of the below shown competencies (or is willing to learn):

  • Experience with typical unit operations for dairy/chemical processing
  • Experience with membrane filtration of milk and whey (MF, UF, NF, RO and others)
  • Knowledge of electrodialysis
  • Basic knowledge of milk proteins, fat, minerals and their characteristics
  • Some experience with project management

You have an outgoing and open-minded personality and you like to work both independently and in a team. The work environment is international with several different nationalities. You work in a proactive way.  You speak and write English at a high level.

Application and contact

Please send your application as soon as possible, since we are conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. Applications will be processed as they are received. For additional information, please call Senior R&D Manager Anders Dalberg on +45 7217 7921.

Please apply via this link