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Lab Analist FTIR & XRF Spectrometry

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The company

Founded in 1898 and rooted in the Netherlands, HZPC has become a global market leader in innovative breeding, seed potato trading and concept development. Our ambition is a sustainable growth. We offer innovative potato varieties that are optimized for local cultivation conditions. We share knowledge and provide solutions that dynamically anticipate the climatic, cultural and commercial challenges that the whole area of food has to deal with. With 400 employees in 19 countries and exporting to more than 90 countries, we contribute to the availability of responsible food for the well-being of millions of people worldwide.

All our R&D activities are largely carried out in Metslawier. In this advanced Knowledge centre more than 100 colleagues from all over the world work on a daily basis to develop new varieties, improve current breeds and expand our knowledge in all sorts of specialisms. In addition, various activities are carried out from our Research hub in Wageningen. You can find more information on our website: www.hzpc.com.


Role description

Laboratory Analyst FTIR & XRF Spectrometry
Metslawier

Your contribution:
Within the Quality team we are looking for a bachelor level laboratory assistant with experience in the field of FTIR and XRF spectrometry for the (bio)chemical profiling of potato varieties.

Your opportunity:
You will work in a project team that is dedicated to link chemical composition of potato tissues from selected varieties to the structure and texture of derived potato products upon processing applying state of the art spectroscopy principles. We are looking for somebody with analytical skills and dedication for large scale sample preparation to study (cell)structures and composition of potato tissues relevant for structure and texture of processed potato products by means of spectroscopic measurements. Knowledge of and experience with multivariate analysis of spectral data sets is a clear advantage for the position. It concerns a fulltime function for the period of 2 years.
 



Requirements

Your profile:

  • You have a relevant education in the field of analytical or food chemistryBachelor level.
  • You have proven skills and experience in the preparation of plant, preferably potato, tissue samples for the purpose of FTIR or XRF spectroscopy at high throughput.
  • You have proven skills in terms of interpretation of FTIR and XRF spectral datasets obtained from potato tissues according to multivariate principles and their association with structure and texture traits expressed in derived products.
  • You have affinity with the biochemistry, composition, architecture and structural aspects of plant tissues that relate to quality traits of processed (potato) products.
  • You are flexible (in view of variation of activities within the project) and you share your knowledge and skills with your team members. Moreover you attach high value to quality and effective reporting.
  • You are self-sufficient in terms of definition, planning, execution of experiments and delivery of targets on agreed deadlines.
  • You are driven to continuously develop yourself and willing to expand your knowledge and expertise and that of the team.


You have communicative and organisational skills and you are a team player.


Other information

We offer you:
We think in opportunities to create outstanding solutions.

At HZPC we attach great importance to own initiative and personal development. You will work in a professional yet informal work environment where you have the space to further develop yourself. Furthermore we offer:

  • A challenging job with many independent aspects.
  • An innovative environment with respect to the application of quality traits in breeding.
  • A full-time employment contract.
  • A group of enthusiastic and experienced international colleagues from specialized departments.
  • Good primary and secondary employment conditions, including a 13th month, a premium-free pension and a collective variable remuneration.
  • A position in an international environment with a healthy and growing organization.


The location for the job is Metslawier (Friesland).

Your reaction:
For information about the position or procedure you can contact Hans van Doorn (Program Leader Quality: +31 6 51 87 28 64 or Hans.vanDoorn@hzpc.com).

Are you enthusiastic? Then send us your application (CV and motivation) before the 1st of October 2019 by submitting the online application form.

This vacancy is announced internally and externally at the same time. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.



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HZPC Holland B.V.

Listed by: HZPC Holland B.V.
Listed on: 27-08-2019
Country: The Netherlands
Region: Friesland
Employment: Permanent
Expertise: 3 - 5 years
Location Type: On location
Education: Bachelor
Language: Dutch
Sector: FMCG
Specialisation: Laboratory


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