Experienced Research Scientist

Malmö (Kommun), Skåne (SE)
Attractive salary based on qualifications
11 Feb 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Arbejdsgiver: AAK
Region: Sverige
County / State: Malmö/Aarhus/Karlshamn
Ansættelselstype: Permanent
Jobfunktion: R&D
Reference: FJMGA0421
Lønniveau: Salary and Benefits based on qualifications


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 specialty 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.

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 be working 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 characterized by:

- 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 at least 10 years working experience and you can document significant results from both a business context and from academia. Not least you are eager to do groundbreaking 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

Senior Advisor Martin Alsted from Foodjob Denmark, tel. 0045 2917 1009, email: mga@foodjob.dk or Chief Technology Officer Karsten Nielsen from AAK, tel. 0045 2043 0082 can be contacted for further information on the position.

Send your application and CV to mga@foodjob.dk as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Foodjob Danmark ensures absolute discretion for all applicants.

AAK - The Co-Development Company

AAK develop and provide value-adding vegetable oil solutions in close collaboration with their customers, enabling them to achieve long lasting business results. AAK do so through our in-depth expertise in oils & fats within food applications, working with a wide range of raw materials and broad process capabilities. Through unique co-development approach AAK bring together customers' skills and know-how with own capabilities and mindset. By doing so, AAK solve customer specific needs across many industries - Chocolate & Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Infant Nutrition, Food Service, Personal Care, and more. AAK's proven expertise is based on more than 100 years of experience within oils & fats. With headquarters in Malmö, Sweden. AAK has 19 different production facilities, sales offices in more than 25 countries and more than 2,700 employees. So no matter where you are in the world, AAK is ready to help you achieve long lasting results.