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Researcher Life Sciences/ Food Scientist (Yacht Life Sciences)

Well-known player in the dairy industry

9037707 | LEEUWARDEN | Detachering | WO | 40 uur | publicatiedatum 


Over de functie

Yacht Life Sciences is looking for a junior Researcher Life Sciences/ Food Scientist, for our client, an international food company.

As a Food Scientist you will be working both abroad and domestic. On location, you will be responsible for drawing up research plans aimed at developing products and processes, troubleshooting and method development in consultation with QA and QC managers, development managers and clients. Furthermore, you will be responsible for the implementation of the plans by means of microbiological-, physico-chemical- or biochemical analyzes (a.o. chromatography, spectrometry immunological techniques).
Next, as a Food Scientist you will be expected to develop, validate and implement new methods and techniques within the team. You will be advising QA / QC managers, development managers and other colleagues in the field of physico-chemical and microbiological analyses. Keeping abreast of relevant developments in your field of work as well as exchanging knowledge with other professionals and colleagues comes naturally to you.


  • MSc in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Life Sciences
  • Experience with HPLC, GC/MS, GC, spectrometry
  • Experience in the food, chemical or pharmaceutical industry (1-2 year)
  • Experience with data analysis, statistics, modelling
  • Flexibility in time and mobility; travelling abroad for work is a big plus for you
  • Knowledge of chemometry is an advantage
  • Fluency in Dutch and English


This is a full-time position, 1 year contract, secondment via Yacht. We will offer a competitive benefits package in line with the seniority of the position. You will become a member of a strong professional network who shares your education, ambitions and competencies. This will enable you to interact with your colleagues and become a member of the YACHT network, which stretches the Life Science industry. You will be challenged by your peers and will be able to follow courses and training via our Yacht Academy and keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date: boosting your career through personal and scientific growth.


One of the world's five largest dairy companies. This company supplies consumer products such as dairy-based beverages, infant & toddler nutrition, cheese and desserts in many European countries and in Asia and Africa. Products such as cream and butter are also supplied to professional customers including bakeries and food-service companies. 


Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Anne de Maeyer via telefoonnummer 06-10416788

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