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Scientist - Proteins and New Product Development - Nr. Vium

Do you want to use your protein science skills to develop new ingredients for sport, medical and infant nutrition? And would it appeal to you to work in laboratory scale, pilot scale and production scale with the most advanced equipment and technologies?


Arla Foods Ingredients is an independent company within the Arla Foods Group and a global leader in milk based protein ingredients. One of the cornerstones in our business is our dedicated scientists that develop our nutritional protein fractions and enzymatic protein hydrolysates.


Your new work place is in AFI R&D in Nr. Vium – which consists of 60 competent and dedicated employees (scientists, technicians and administrative employees). You will be employed in a challenging position within the Protein Fractions and Hydrolysates team in the R&D Develop department. Your new colleagues have extensive experience in protein science, fractionation, process technology, application of enzymes and project management. Your goal will be to conduct trials to drive new product ideas through development and to help identify and shape new ideas.


Protein scientist

Preferably, you are a protein scientist with process technology experience. Your educational background may be within engineering, biochemistry or an equivalent education in the life sciences.


AFI R&D is an international organization and the common language is English.


Candidates with experience in the following areas are preferred:


  • Experience in protein characterization and protein purification/chromatography
  • Experience in protein hydrolysate development with a broad understanding of proteolytic enzymes and enzymology in general.
  • Experience in process technology and production scale fractionation using methods such as membrane filtration, chromatography or spray drying
  • Basic knowledge of milk proteins, lipids, minerals and their characteristics
  • Experience with management of new product development projects


As a person, you are a strong team-player with focus on quality and organized planning. You are proactive and use challenges and discoveries to look in new directions and get ideas. You can look forward to a job with great opportunity to engage in co-operation with a long range of competent and specialized stakeholders in and outside Arla Foods Ingredients and where you can challenge your product development skills in an international environment.


Application and contact

Please send your application to us as soon as possible, since we are conducting interviews on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please call Senior R&D Manager Hans Peter Sørensen on +45 7217 7899.


COVID-19 Notice:

We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingthenation. Recruiting talent to Arla thus stays one of our top priorities also during these difficult times. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we have moved to virtual hiring and onboarding processes for most of our recruitments to enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting social distancing. If at the final stages of a recruitment, a candidate would prefer to meet in person, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone's safety.



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