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 proactive person with an analytical and creative mindset that enjoys challenges.

Job description:

  • Generate and apply knowledge about the functionality and the characteristics of our microbially produced milk proteins
  • Conduct routine biochemical and physicochemical analyses independently or in team
  • Support our cheese development by conducting formulation and process experiments in team, and by supporting the team brainstorm for future developments
  • Process, interpret and document data and results to our internal and external cheese and protein experts
  • Collaborate with colleagues from the application team and other different departments (upstream and downstream processing)
  • Ensure hygienic working practices and a clean working environment in the shared lab spaces
  • Take care of your personal and team safety by following the correct procedures and policies
  • Communicate with internal stakeholders through meetings and clearly written emails, reports and presentations

Your profile:

  • Master of Science in Food Biosciences and Technology, or Professional Bachelor with min. 1 year relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analysis for the food industry, preferably linked to protein and dairy applications (rheology, sensory, gel electrophoresis, physical and biochemical product quality)
  • An analytical mindset and the ability to translate research data into insights for product development and optimization of methods of analysis
  • Preferably hands-on experience with developing novel products and processes in dairy and/or alt-dairy, willing to think outside-of-the-box
  • Experience in cheese manufacturing (traditional and/or vegan) is a plus
  • Passionate about food, sustainability and health
  • Ability to work independently with a team player attitude
  • Flexible within a dynamic and flexible 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.




Vacancy online since 2023-09-13 by Those Vegan Cowboys
Technologiepark 82
9052 Gent – Zwijnaarde

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