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Development Scientist in R&D Culture Development

At Chr. Hansen, we work to improve food and health and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day.

Our success is built on more than 140 years of innovation and a commitment to ensure the wider adoption of natural ingredients. This allows us to expand innovations into new areas, and to continue working towards a better world. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living and sustainable agriculture – and we need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

A career with Chr. Hansen 
Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while taking part in pioneering science. Our founder, Christian D. A. Hansen, was a true entrepreneur and that mentality is still very present and valued today as we look for new talent to strengthen our team. We value people who can come up with new ideas and who want to form their own work practice and methods.

We believe that engagement matters, and therefore we strive to make an optimal environment for development by promoting a collaborative culture with the passion to make a difference.

Development Scientist in R&D Culture Development
R&D Culture Development is searching for a new Development Scientist working out of Hørsholm, Denmark.

Culture Development is part of Chr. Hansen’s R&D organisation with a strong focus on developing new bacterial cultures for the food industry. Culture Development plays a pivotal role in long term projects, which are collaborations between various departments in our R&D organisation, Global Application, Marketing, Sales and Production. In the Chr. Hansen product development value chain, Culture Development is located after Discovery and before Global Application. Culture Development typically defines the composition of the bacterial culture – and helps developing the bacterial components of the culture. 

Culture Development is composed of 25 experienced and high performing employees in Hørsholm.

The job
As our new Development Scientist your primary role will be to participate in various projects ensuring the correct composition of bacterial cultures aligned with our customers’ expectations.

As such your tasks will be to

  • Develop new starter and bioprotective cultures for food applications - primarily within dairy 
  • Plan, execute and report on experimental work carried out in the laboratory and in development projects 
  • Prepare and conduct presentations on the results obtained in the laboratory and in projects

We expect that you
The ideal candidate hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in natural sciences - preferably within dairy or food science or a related scientific field. On top of your educational background you have solid competences within starter and/or bioprotective cultures for dairy. 

You could be newly graduated or have a few years of experience within a related area.

Further you;

  • Master experimental design and data handling – preferably with experience in multivariate data analysis tools
  • Appreciate to work in a laboratory environment and take an interest in developing experimental protocols useful for e.g. liquid handling robots
  • Master English (spoken and written) and a second language. Danish, German or French are appreciated but not a strict requirement

Your personal profile

  • You have a structured approach to solving technical issues and can see the patterns behind the apparent chaos
  • You are a quick learner and you are not shaken easily by a changing environment
  • You are creative, energetic and capable of making things work - on your own and in teams
  • You are a good communicator

More information and application
If you have any questions to the position, please feel free to contact Senior Director Niels Bang Jensen on tel. +45 4574 8555. 

Deadline for applications 18th November 2018. Please mark your application "Development Scientist in Culture Development ".

We offer
Working at Chr. Hansen enables you to take part in continuously pioneering science. 

Since 1847, we have been at the forefront of innovation allowing us to continuously expand into new areas of improvement. Our business is built on sustainable principles of using nature’s own resources, and we want to keep moving the frontier.  We offer the best opportunities for both personal and professional development through our global mentor program and our superior technological platforms.

Read more about a career at Chr. Hansen here

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