Food Scientist - Videbaek

Do you want to work with advanced food science, developing ground-breaking, dairy-based ingredients? This could be what you are looking for.

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) is an independent company within the Arla Foods Group with an ambition to become the true global leader in value-added whey. We base our success on a strong knowledge of food chemistry and an understanding of molecular functionality of dairy-based ingredients. Constantly increasing our activities, we are looking for a new colleague that can strengthen our innovative research and development projects.

Our DISCOVER group consists of 8 laboratory technicians and 11 scientists working in a state-of-the-art research laboratory. Our technical area covers almost everything from whey protein aggregation to lactose crystallization. We work in close collaboration with colleagues ranging from product developers to sales development managers. The position is situated in the R&D department in Videbæk close to Herning.

You set new standards for future dairy products
As a food scientist, you are fully in charge of research and development activities that will lead to innovation of new dairy-based ingredients. Through experiments and projects, you will develop new epoch-making ingredients that can live up to the very highest demands as to quality and functionality. This means that you:

  • Prioritise, plan and drive analyses of experiments in relation to implementing new processes
  • Focus on developing new chromatography based methodologies within the area of dairy proteins
  • Dive into analytical methods and provide detailed knowledge that you translate into solutions for NPD
  • Participate in and run projects with focus on protein and peptide analysis
  • Are always on the lookout for new methods that can lead to discovering undetected possibilities for profitable business


Experienced PhD with expert technical knowledge about chromatography
You have 3-7 years of hands-on experience with chromatography and protein characterization and hold a PhD in Food Science or have comparable competencies that enable you to produce scientific evidence.

Moreover, you have already proven that you are an excellent project manager who is able to push processes and deliver solutions. You have a keen eye for research and NPD and keep yourself updated on recent trends and literature. Using your scientific approach and background, you bring whey-based ingredients forward and boost the sales of our ingredients.

You have an open mind and the skills to get your opinion and ideas across, and it comes naturally to you to manoeuvre in a major project organisation, where you build relations to colleagues. Finally, you are a great communicator with strong English proficiency and the ability to make your field accessible to non-specialists.


When and how to apply?
If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible, since we are conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please call R&D Manager Laila Vestergaard Sørensen at +45 7217 7826.

Please apply via this link.