Research Analyst

For the FrieslandCampina Innovation Centre we are looking for a Technician Analytical Chemistry to strengthen the Expert team Food Physics and Chemistry (FP&C). FP&C enables the FrieslandCampina business to deliver innovations through research projects, as well as support to the development teams of all business groups. The team has deep understanding of the physics and chemistry of food components, how these interact, and how the resulting product properties can be analyzed.

Research Analyst

Wat we vragen

-HLO degree in Analytical Chemistry, Food Chemistry or related area;

-At least 2-3 years of work experience in a business research environment, like food or pharma;

-Experience with state-of-the-art analyses of carbohydrates and/or proteins (e.g. UPLC, Gallery Analyzer);

-Experience with interpretation of analytical data on complex food matrices;

-Experience with analytical method development;

-Experience with automation / digitalization is a plus;

-Good command of the English language, Dutch is an advantage;

-A team player with key competences: customer-focused, result-oriented, creative, pro-active, and pragmatic.

Wat we bieden

In this role know-how and practical experience of analytical chemistry techniques with complex food matrices is key. As part of a larger multidisciplinary team, you are responsible for developing and executing analyses, interpreting data, writing reports, and communicating the findings to relevant stakeholders. As such, you contribute to the development of products for our ingredient’s portfolio.

Your salary is based on the weighting of your job, your experience and your training. FrieslandCampina does however not only compensate its employees with monetary rewards. We also consider it important for our people to continue to grow. After all, your development is not only good for your career; our products also benefit from it. That’s why we invest in relevant training courses in your discipline. The mutual exchange of knowledge between colleagues is also evident on the work floor. It is, after all, the most effective way to learn.


As Technician Analytical Chemistry you will work in a team of technicians and researchers and report to the Cluster Leader Food Chemistry of FP&C. As a member of a multidisciplinary team you will:

  • Be responsible for planning, preparation, execution and reporting of analytical chemistry analysis, mostly for the FrieslandCampina Ingredient business;
  • Provide technical input for new analytical method development. With that you build strong knowledge on various analytical methods;
  • Work closely with colleagues mainly from R&D.  
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For thousands of people every day, we are more than just a dairy company. To our farmers, our employees, the communities we serve, the businesses we work with and the people to whom we bring happiness, FrieslandCampina means something more. For them it's not just about what we do, but who we are.

We value talented people from any background who want to contribute to something bigger than themselves. We encourage all of our employees to make decisions that benefit our entire company. At FrieslandCampina we own our own career and act accordingly. We trust you to make a difference in your job and influence the bigger picture. Working at FrieslandCampina means you are contributing to a better world.

As Technician Analytical Chemistry you are part of the Expert Team Food Physics & Chemistry, which is based in Wageningen, The Netherlands, consisting of 23 people. Next to your direct team members you will closely work together with various colleagues from other teams across FrieslandCampina.

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