Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Research Scientist, Food Ingredients, Sweden

Location: Sweden

County / State: Sweden

Job type: Permanent

Category: New Product Development

Reference: DRB13096

Consultant: Dave Broadbent

Start date: Asap

Salary: Competitive Salary plus package


Do you know how to design innovative unit operations for a full scale process ?

Foodjob Denmark is searching for an experienced Research Scientist in the field of chemical engineering for our client AAK - the world leading producer of speciality fats for the food industry. It is AAKs vision to be The first choice for value-adding vegetable oil solutions, which requires constant innovation and optimization of both products and processes.

Job Description

The position as Research Scientist is your chance to play a vital role contributing to AAKs continued success as a significant player in global food ingredients markets.

…apply your knowledge to set new standards…
As Research Scientist you will be part of AAKs Product and Technology Development (PTD) reporting to AAK's Chief Technology Officer. Internally you will work closely together with colleagues in both PTD, Customer Innovation, laboratories and the supply chain. Externally you will be working together with external partners at universities, scientific institutions and other companies.

In your role - as expert in your field and as Project Manager - you define and run your own development projects. Typically, you will have one to three mid to long-term projects in progress at the same time and the projects will be characterised as follows:

  • New technology plays an important role
  • Interaction with external partners will be crucial
  • You combine research with “hands-on” work in the laboratories
  • You manage your projects though break-down in mile stones and ensures that the deadlines are met

Your primary base is probably Malmö, Sweden – however you can also have your primary base in Aarhus, Denmark or Karlshamn, Sweden. You must expect some travelling, mainly within Europe.

…based on a strong chemical engineering expertise and true passion
We expect that you have a solid theoretical foundation as chemical engineer at Ph.D. level or minimum M.Sc. level. You have relevant work experience and you can document significant results from both a business context and from academia. Not least you are eager to do ground-breaking research to make a real difference at AAK.

To be successful in the role it is especially important that you:

  • Have experience and interest in process, technology, unit operations, modelling and upscaling
  • Are motivated by finding new ways through persistent efforts digging deeper – and still deeper
  • Have an interest in developing and maintaining an external network at universities, companies, etc.
  • Can work at different levels - from academia to laboratory and production
  • Are a competent project manager with a well-developed know-how of research in a business context
  • Theoretical and practical experience working with oil and fat chemistry is an advantage but not a requirement

The most important thing is that you have the experience and know-how doing research at high level and the interest to acquire further knowledge in the field.

Further information and application
This role is being recruited by our IFR-a partner, all applications will be passed along to Senior Advisor Martin Alsted,tel. 0045 2917 1009, email: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Foodjob Denmark ensures absolute discretion for all applicants.

REF. DRB13096 By Dave Broadbent

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