Vacancy: food scientist

Will you write history with the development of your cheese from microbially obtained protein? 

We are looking for a Food Scientist with a strong interest and experience in dairy proteins and taking novel ingredients from applied research to commercialization. The successful candidate should be a creative and highly self-motivated person that enjoys challenges.  


Job description: 

  • Generate and apply knowledge about the functionality and the characteristics of our microbially produced milk proteins  
  • Use knowledge data for cheese development activities 
  • Collaborate with our protein and cheese experts  
  • Execute the designed experiments in the lab/food kitchen, followed by data collection, data analysis and data interpretation. 
  • Contribute to IP generation 
  • Collaborate with colleagues over the different departments (upstream and downstream processing) 
  • Responsible for individual safety and that of your colleagues by following the correct procedures and policies. 
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders through meetings and clearly written emails, reports and presentations. 


Your profile: 

  • Academic degree in Food Sciences or Food (Bio)technology 
  • Preferably hands-on experience with developing novel products and processes in dairy and/or alt-dairy 
  • Experience in cheese manufacturing (traditional and/or vegan) is a plus 
  • An analytical mindset and the ability to translate research data into product development (you know how to bring the lab data into the food kitchen) 
  • A good knowledge of (novel) food ingredients and their functionality (you know all about taste and texture!) 
  • Hands-on experience with texture analysis, rheology, and emulsification techniques is a plus 
  • Passionate about food, sustainability and health 
  • Ability to work independently with a team player attitude 
  • Flexible within a dynamic environment, able to multi-task. 
  • Communication and organizational skills (interpretation and documentation of data, report writing, planning). 


Why join: 

Working as a Vegan Cowboy family member (cheesy but true), means excellent career perspectives in a rapidly growing field, your very own cowboy name (which yes, will be used) and proud ownership of a share in the company through our personnel participation program. Shared with your colleagues, you will own 20% to be exact. 


Are you our new Food Scientist team member? 

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If you have any questions about these vacancies, please contact Belinda Hunziker by mail or phone + 32 (0)9 261 77 00. 

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