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Application Scientist – Dairy Bioprotection

Chr. Hansen is a world leader within microbiological solutions to the global food industry. For many years our pioneering product developments have set the example for others to follow. Now we have embarked on a new journey, and that is why we need you and your skills within cheese production and analysis. We are introducing the use of bioprotective cultures as a natural way to inhibit unwanted food contaminants in the global dairy industry. Reduction of food waste and cleaner foods are just two of the exciting perspectives that you will be part of achieving.  

Deliver cheese technological expertise to support global sales  

Your overall objective is to support sales by presenting and tailoring bioprotective solutions to dairies all over the world. As such, you will independently plan, run and report activities related to technical customer support, both in terms of on-site support and laboratory support. Your primary tasks will be to:  

  • Present bioprotective solutions at customer meetings, customer visits and seminars  
  • Support customers with high-class technical advice including the design of field trial protocols and on-site plant reviews  
  • Plan and report trials made in the laboratory or in-house pilot dairy – in collaboration with Laboratory Technicians  
  • Coordinate multiple projects and tasks simultaneously – linking to our R&D, Commercial Development, Sales and customers  

You can look forward to travel 1-2 times per month to international dairies. Africa and the Middle East are two of the areas where we see great potential for our solutions.  

Degree in Dairy Science, Food Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology or the like 

Your theoretical foundation is a degree at minimum M.Sc. level in Dairy Science & Technology, Food Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology or the like. This is backed by at least a couple of years’ experience from a dairy or a supplier where you have worked with cheese production and analysis including microbiological analyses. Preferably, you bring hands-on experience within the production of continental cheeses.  

As such, your professional interest and motivation is founded on cheese, and you – like us – can see the great potential in this business area. Being our technological expert and ambassador at the customers’ sites you must have the ability to present technological solutions in an inspiring and informing way. Additionally, you will need your open-minded approach towards partners and colleagues with other cultural and professional backgrounds. Being responsible for multiple tasks covering many stakeholders you must have a solid overview and a structured way of working – and thrive on handling your tasks independently.  

About Dairy Bioprotection – your new department  

You will join 10 skilled scientists and lab technicians in the Dairy Bioprotection department based at Chr. Hansen’s headquarters in Hørsholm approx. 30 minutes drive north of Copenhagen city center. Our goal is to take the global dairy industry to a new level within bioprotection. Our work environment is open and informal and characterized by knowledge sharing, collaboration and helpfulness.  

If you are interested in this position and have questions, you are welcome to contact Department Manager, Tina Hornbæk at +45 2284 8001.  

Please apply online. Here you can enter your details into our CV-bank.  

Deadline for application is 1 May 2017.  

Read more about working for Chr. Hansen at:

Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2015/16 financial year was EUR 949 million. The company has more than 2,800 dedicated employees in 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. For further information, please visit
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