Partner sites:EURES

Senior Application Scientist, Fresh Dairy (5360)

This offer has expired

You can not apply any more to this job offer. Please go to the list of all available jobs to find a still valid offer.

The job offer is available for the following event:

Do you want to pioneer science and improve food and health for more than 1 billion people every day?

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. Want to join us?

The team for you to join

We are looking for an experienced Application Scientist to join our Fresh Dairy Projects and Competences Department in Hørsholm, Denmark. We are part of the Global Dairy Application organization within Chr. Hansen’s largest business unit, Food Cultures and Enzymes. 

With the announcement of our new strategy, we are expanding the Fresh Dairy Global Application capacity and activities to support new product development and strengthen our application competences within the core Fresh Dairy space. You will join a team of 4 scientists and 4 technicians and report to the Fresh Dairy Projects & Competences Department Manager. The department is one of four departments of the Fresh Dairy organization consisting in total of close to 40 employees situated in Denmark, France and USA.

In the Fresh Dairy Projects & Competences department, we develop bacterial and enzymatic solutions for the dairy industry. We are experts in the application of starter cultures, probiotic cultures with strong clinical documentation as well as dairy enzymes and work with our customers to develop and produce tasty and innovative fermented milk products. At the interface between the Chr. Hansen natural products and the dairy customers of the world, the Projects & Competences team works in close collaboration with R&D as well as the Commercial and Sales organizations at Chr. Hansen.  

What would your role look like?

As senior scientist in the Projects and Competences team, you will:

  • Drive the application work related to the development of new cultures and enzyme solutions to expand Chr. Hansen’s own product portfolio or for customized solutions for specific customers
  • Have a central role in translating the market and customer needs into product characteristics and will work closely with R&D to develop such solutions
  • Demonstrate how the combined use of Chr. Hansen products, dairy ingredients and technology can result in innovative solutions for our customers
  • Ensure a high and relevant level of application knowledge and expertise and work to develop strong competences in areas that are key to the fresh dairy space. 


Who are we looking for?

For this role it is important for us that you hold a PhD/MSc in food/dairy/bioscience & technology or equivalent (mandatory) and you have minimum 3-5 years of industrial experience within dairy or food space preferably working with dairy enzymes, lactic acid bacteria cultures, probiotics and/or dairy ingredients.

In addition, you:

  • Preferably have experience with experimental design, data analysis and/or project management
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Enjoy working in an international environment and have multicultural understanding
  •  Are creative, energetic and capable of making things work to ensure progress with a focus on results and quality 

You should furthermore be willing to travel expectedly around 25 days/year.

What we offer you?

We are a group with a strong technical foundation and our passionate about responding to market and customer needs. We work in an informal, dynamic and positive atmosphere in modern office and laboratory facilities. Our teams consist of scientists and technicians with different educational and cultural backgrounds which ensures lively and diverse discussions and input. We are an international department, with teams based in France and in the US, therefore collaboration across borders is in focus for us.

If you need more information?

For further questions, feel free to contact Gaëlle Buchhorn, Director Global Application Fresh Dairy at telephone +45 6167 4743.

Deadline for applications is September 25, 2020, but please submit your cover letter and CV as soon as possible, since we will be processing incoming applications continually.

We do not accept applications through the EOJD website. Please apply at the company's website and follow the instructions there.

Senior Application Scientist, Fresh Dairy (5360) at the company's website

Read more about a career at Chr. Hansen here:


Do you know someone?

If it is not the job for you, but perhaps you know someone who might fit and be interested, please share this job link to him/her. Thank you for your referral.

About Chr. Hansen

Chr. Hansen is a leading, global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements and even animal feed and plant protection. We have been delivering value to our partners – and, ultimately, end consumers worldwide – for over 140 years. We are proud that more than one billion people consume products containing our natural ingredients every day.

Social responsibility is an integral part of Chr. Hansen’s vision to improve food and health. In 2019 Chr. Hansen was ranked as the World’s Most Sustainable Company by Corporate Knights thanks to our strong sustainability efforts, our talented employees and the many collaborative partnerships that we have with our customers.