Chemist

Lausanne, Switzerland - Full time

Embion builds today the next generation in plant processing technology to meet the planet’s growing demand in nutrition, materials and energy. Our aim is to become the technology leader for producing natural, sustainable, low emissions products from underutilized plant side streams across all industries, starting with nutrition, where our team develops, produces and markets the next-generation of prebiotic ingredients for humans and animals. For the expansion of our R&D department we are looking for a solution oriented and innovative person in the function of Chemist.

Do you want to work in a committed and enthusiastic team with versatile and challenging activities and contribute to our innovation?

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the existing and novel projects, scale up of results and executing the optimization of reaction/performance conditions for the extraction of functional plant components.
  • Plan and assign tasks to laboratory technicians and establish target dates and priorities.
  • Interpret results, evaluate data and draw relevant conclusions.
  • Troubleshoot problems with manufacturing processes.
  • Supervise and train technical personnel to perform experiments following standard protocols.
  • Contribute to the optimization of project related scientific/technical activities and processes within function.
  • Act as a cross-functional team member and/or lead local multi-disciplinary project team.
  • Evaluate new scientific technologies, platforms and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Food Technology, Biotechnology or Chemical Engineering.
  • 1-3 years relevant experience in food industry.
  • Deep knowledge in plant chemistry.
  • Experience with the protein extraction, protein characterization, and product formulation.
  • Structured analytical thinking. Independent, proactive, goal-oriented, creative and persistent: You thrive in challenging situations and you are not discouraged by failure.
  • Ability to adapt and learn fast, while working in a small but dynamic team.
  • Efficiently communicating and reporting on results.
  • Very good communication skills in oral and written English is a requirement for this position.
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