Chr. Hansen A/S

Research Scientist to Biosafety and Molecular Assays

Chr. Hansen A/S

Hørsholm, Denmark

Join the world’s most sustainable company!

The R&D department Biosafety and Molecular Assays is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled scientist to join the team and help implement methods and assays for our technology pipeline.

The team for you to join
Biosafety and Molecular Assays is part of Analytical Solutions within Chr. Hansen R&D. The department is responsible for safety assessments of strains, strain documentation and for developing molecular methods to characterize our strains and cultures.

Our department is expanding to secure our support for the growing R&D pipeline as well as the Chr. Hansen business units and customers, and you will join a highly motivated and collaborative team of scientists and technicians.

What would your role look like?
Most importantly you will contribute to driving our technology pipeline from proof of concept to transfer of validated platforms to the rest of the organization. Furthermore, your role will be a key driver in delivering new validated methods to Global QC supporting our quality and scalability agenda and to deliver assays on existing platforms (qPCR, digital PCR, Maldi-TOF and Amplicon sequencing). To this, you will be focusing on:

- Scouting for new Technologies
- Scaling methods through automation
- Contributing to implementation of new technologies and methods
- Contributing to larger projects as well as ad hoc tasks

Who are we looking for?
This job would require you to have at least a MSc in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Food Science or related scientific field. It’s great if your educational background is combined with a natural interest and passion for Food microbiology. Assitionally you would be able to do well in this role, if you have broad knowledge within molecular biology, and experience in developing methods and assays and like going into the laboratory. This role would require a strong data mindset and that you have experience with one or more of these platforms and areas:

- Maldi-TOF, digital PCR, qPCR and amplicon sequencing
- Automation using liquid handling robots
- Validation and implementation of new methods

As a person, you should be outgoing and straightforward, with the ability to collaborate and create sustainable relationships – across cultural, professional and geographical borders. Our work style is highly dynamic and as such, to thrive in this role, you are also able to work independently, and you can structure many tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.

What we offer you
You will be part of an expanding and hard-working team of competent colleagues having the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future activities within the Biosafety and Molecular Assays.

In addition, you will get a challenging position in our global company, who has been pioneering science for more than 100 years being market leader Our technological platform is superior, and our legacy and success enable us to expand innovations into new areas. You will be a key contributor in our common goal – securing our innovative pipeline that mainly builds on our unique ability to collaborate and foster an environment with room for passion, personal drive and achievement.

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If you need more information?
For questions, please contact Senior Manager, Rune Frank-Hansen at +45 2271 6244 or e-mail:

Deadline for applications is December 16, 2019. Please submit your cover letter and CV as soon as possible since we will process incoming applications as we receive them.

Do you want to pioneer science and improve food and health for more than 1 billion people every day?
At Chr. Hansen, we work to improve food and health and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day.

Our success is built on more than 140 years of innovation and a commitment to ensure the wider adoption of natural ingredients. This allows us to expand innovations into new areas, and to continue working towards a better world. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living and sustainable agriculture – and we need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

About Chr. Hansen
Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while taking part in pioneering science. Our founder, Christian D. A. Hansen, was a true entrepreneur and that mentality is still very present and valued today as we look for new talent to strengthen our team. We value people who can come up with new ideas and who want to form their own work practice and methods.

We believe that engagement matters, and therefore we strive to make an optimal environment for development by promoting a collaborative culture with the passion to make a difference.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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