Food Scientist - Nr. Vium

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Do you want to work with a wide range of processes in relation to milk and whey and use your skills to optimize existing and new milk- and whey processes? Then this is an exciting opportunity for you to help us pursue our mission in Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI), which is “We're here to discover and deliver all the wonders whey can bring to people's lives”. Arla Foods Ingredients is an independent company within the Arla Foods Group and a global leader in natural whey ingredients for many different categories including bakery, beverages, dairy, infant and sport nutrition. One of the cornerstones in our business is our dedicated experts that develop solutions with our functional and nutritional whey proteins, milk minerals, lactose and permeate.

The work environment

  • Your new work place will be in the R&D center in Nr. Vium – where about 75 people are employed (technicians, scientists and administrative employees). R&D has outstanding Pilot and laboratory facilities, and is currently in the process of building a new innovation center.
  • The R&D department has great working atmosphere where cross organizational working relationships are important.
  • Good opportunities for personal development.

Join an experienced team
You will be employed in the R&D Deploy - Process Improvements Department where we are currently 9 scientists. Your new colleagues have extensive experience in several areas of dairy technology such as membrane filtration, drying, heat treatment, crystallization and evaporation. Knowledge sharing and technical discussions with colleagues is part of the daily work. The tasks are performed in close collaboration with both internal and external partners – and often as part of larger projects.

Your tasks will be:

  • Project Management of technical projects
  • In-depth work from theory to innovative and sustainable solutions.
  • Follow your ideas from theory to implementation.
  • Plan and perform pilot trials together with our highly skilled pilot technicians
  • Optimization and troubleshooting of production processes– together with the Supply Chain organization
  • Testing new unit operations
  • Process simulations, mass and energy balances

Your profile
You could be newly educated or an experienced profile. You have a MSc degree or similar in dairy science, food science, biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemistry, or you have acquired similar knowhow. It will be an advantage if you have some of the below shown competencies (or is willing to learn):

  • Knowledge of typical unit operations for dairy/chemical processing
  • Knowledge of with heat treatment, crystallization, evaporation and drying (spray drying and fluid bed drying)
  • Knowledge of with membrane filtration of milk and whey (MF, UF, NF, RO and others)
  • Hands on experience with unit operations
  • You have good mathematical skills and like to model processes
  • Basic knowledge of milk proteins, fat, minerals and their characteristics
  • Some experience with project management

You have an out-going and open-minded personality and you like to work both independently and in a team. The work environment is international with several different nationalities. You work in a proactive way. You speak and write English at a high level. Some travelling shall be expected, as AFI has production sites several places.

Application and contact
If you want to pursue this exiting opportunity, send your application as soon as possible, since we are conducting interviews for this position on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please call Senior R&D Manager Anders Dalberg on +45 7217 7921.

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