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Associate Research Technician (in Danish "laborant") - Food Chemistry, Aarhus

We are in the Food Chemistry team at Arla Innovation Centre, Aarhus, looking for an Associate Research Technician with a passion for research and innovation with analytical interests within liquid chromatography of proteins and peptides.


About our team

In our team we apply and develop many different analyses to evaluate the chemical composition of our products and the effect of different processes on the product composition. We apply different chromatographic methods to analyse the product compositions covering aroma, protein, peptide, metabolite, carbohydrate and mineral profiles. Like wise we evaluate enzymatic activities through specific assays. We collaborate with many different functions at the Innovation Centre with the purpose to transform Food Chemistry into business opportunities for Arla.


About the job

As a Research technician in Food Chemistry, you will be joining a team of 10 specialists, all experts within their fields. You will be part of a group of 4 research technicians. As part of your job you will be responsible for peptide and protein analyses in our laboratories. You will work close with both scientists and technician in our team to plan your own tasks. A typical task covers taking in a requests, coordinating and planning laboratory trials and analyses as well as executing  and reporting those. It involves data handling, ordering the needed chemicals and maintaining our equipment.


You will work closely with our scientists within the area, especially on the data treatment as our equipment consists of an LC-TOF and LC-QTOF.  Thus MS and MS/MS data-analysis will be a part of your development journey in the job throughout time, why you must have a certain interest in data treatment and the needed software.


Who are you?

We expect that you have a degree in laboratory technology. Newly graduated are very welcome to apply. Skills within chemical analyses preferable within liquid chromatography (LC) are an advantage but not a must-have since you will have a thorough introduction to the relevant methods. Strong communication skills and a learning mindset is important as we work across many functions and explore new scientific areas. A logical and analytical mindset with a precise and systematic approach is important for this function.


Furthermore, it is essential that you:

  • Have an open, curious and positive mindset
  • Have a good drive
  • Have flair for IT. Both software such as Microsoft Office applications as well as software used for controlling our equipment and for data analysis.
  • Speak and write English effortlessly


What do we offer?

The position is a permanent full time position. A position where you grow your analytical skills and learn every day. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. We have an international environment where knowledge sharing and continuous learning are key words. Last but not least we offer you a team that values open communication, good team spirit, passion for science, trust and respect.


Application and contact

We will review applications and invite for interviews on an ongoing basis, so please apply as soon as possible. For additional information, please call Head of Food Chemistry, Senior R&D Manager Mette Christensen at +45 87 46 67 28. 


We have a purpose for Good
At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?


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