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Chemical Analyst


Date: Nov 18, 2020

Location: Utrecht, NL

Company: DANONE

About the job
As a Chemical Analyst, based in our R&I Center in Utrecht, you will support the analytical goals of Human Milk Research/Analytical Science Lab in the Analytical Chemistry Team. In this job you will contribute to project deliverables of research projects for all divisions within Danone Nutricia Research in the nutrition/life science area. You will provide support on the projects and advise based on the result of your analysis. Within this work, you will be responsible for the identification and quantification of individual components in a complex matrix and to analyze engines/key ingredients in products of Danone Nutricia. Your expertise in cutting edge instrumental analytical technologies will be key to develop and apply analytical methods daily. You will evaluate, report and present results in alignment with your team leader to other stakeholders and functions within the R&I department.


In this role, you will be responsible for the daily operation in our lab. You will provide support on the projects and advise based on the result of your analysis. 
Next to this you will:

  • Analyze read-out parameters in body fluids from clinical trial samples (e.g. milk, blood, urine, feces) .
  • Analyze of samples according to SOPs.
  • Connect with other departments to promote the work of your department.
  • Develop and validate new analytical methods.
  • Explore new and better ways of working within the lab.
  • Follow QMS (ISO9001:2015).


About you
We are looking for a professional Chemical Analyst with the right knowledge and experience. Someone who wants to explore new analytical methods or use existing methods on new materials. Besides this you have a hands-on mentality and you really enjoy working in a lab environment. 

  • You have an education in Analytical Chemistry, HBO/Bachelor or MBO level with some years of practical experience.
  • You have at least experience with HPLC/UFLC and GC with several detection techniques (UV, FID, MS) including key software programs.
  • You have experience in biochemical assays such as enzyme-based, antibody-based assays.
  • You have an open and social character that knows how to connect with people in a larger organization.
  • You are driven by knowledge and results.
  • You are a self-starter with a natural drive for continuous improvement.
  • Communication skills in English


About Us 
Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies. Click here to discover more about Danone in the Benelux. 

Nutricia Research is part of Danone. R&D is an important basis of the work we do in nutrition and health. We collaborate with partners, for example in academia, suppliers and healthcare, we aim to identify new nutritional intervention opportunities and develop innovative product forms. Our largest innovation center is located in the Utrecht Science Park, the Netherlands. It is a state-of-the-art center for the development of new nutritional product concepts for Specialized Nutrition. We create products that provide clinically proven health benefits to vulnerable consumers – infants, toddlers, expecting mothers, the elderly and patients.


We Offer 
At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products.


What’s next?
Hit the “apply now” button. You have until the closing date December 3rd, 2020 to apply. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, please apply directly via our careers website.
Need more information? Please contact Ingrid Szary, Talent Manager R&I via ingrid.szary@danone.com.


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