Research Scientist – Food Chemistry - Aarhus

Are you passionate about Food Chemistry? If so, join the Food Chemistry Team in Arla Foods. We have a global role in Arla R&D and are based in our Innovation Centre in Aarhus, Denmark. Our purpose is to transform food chemistry into business opportunities for Arla.

Strong protein chemistry partner in our product and technology development
You will be a key partner in innovative science projects and tasks with focus on protein chemistry. In this role you will combine your strong scientific skills with a business mindset. To be a success in this job you drive the protein chemistry link to a number of research and innovation projects and make sure they meet the expectations as to deliverables, time and resources. You will in your role lead the protein chemistry agenda in innovation with focus on our team’s analytical capabilities specifically within spectroscopy and LC-MS. You should not only have strong competencies within analytical chemistry but also data treatment, statistics and Multivariate Data analysis.

In this job you will together with our R&D laboratory technicians maintain and develop our analytical competencies through method development and optimisation. You will use your protein chemistry and analytical skills to provide recommendations to product development and research projects based on your knowledge within dairy science and processing. Your skills in statistics and multivariate data analysis will be used to combine data from several science angles. This requires good teamwork since you will be collaborating with different colleagues in processing, chemistry, functionality, microbiology and sensory.

In your role, project management will play an important part as you will have a proactive role in collaborating with relevant internal and external stakeholders on projects and tasks. You can expect a dynamic job where you will have some travel days visiting our sites, universities as well as external collaboration partners. Look forward to a position where you will be at the cutting edge of research in your field.

Protein chemist with strong analytical mindset and flair for multivariate data analysis
As a minimum you hold a Master’s degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering or similar and have expert knowledge within protein science. A PhD degree is not required but can be of advantage in the position. Above all, you must take strong interest in applying your science knowledge into a business mindset. Preferably, you have 2-3 years’ working experience in the area of dairy products. All in all, you can apply your expert knowledge to further develop our strategic competences and add value to Arla. You thrive in an international environment where scientific knowledge sharing and continuous learning are key words. You are meticulous and able to select, develop and implement the right approach to conduct research that creates sustainable and applicable results for future dairy products.

Application and contact

Please apply no later than January 31th, 2019. For additional information, please call Senior R&D Manager Mette Christensen at +45 8746 6728. 

Please apply via this link.