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If you are looking for a job where you can make a significant impact based on your skills within microbiology, biotechnology, fermentation, food science or similar, this super exciting job is your opportunity. In Chr. Hansen, you will join a highly skilled team in one of the world’s leading companies within development and manufacturing of microbial cultures and yeast products for the global wine industry. We have pioneered a number of vital areas from the very beginning, and today we still set the example for others to follow. Now we need you to join us on our way towards new groundbreaking discoveries and products.    

Develop and implement new microbial solutions and technologies  

Your overall focus will be to develop and implement new microbial solutions and technologies in the global wine industry. You will especially focus on the last step of R&D – prototype testing in close dialogue with customers all over the world. You will use the feedback and knowledge gained from this work to feed ideas into our innovation pipeline – deliver specifications and technical input to R&D on what the products must be able to do.

Your tasks will include to:   

  • Plan and manage the project flow end-to-end, including project plan creation, new product development and launch support 
  • Be responsible for the final step in technical evaluation of new cultures & yeast  
  • Conduct technical field trials at our customers facilities all over the world 
  • Engage in collaborations with universities and technical institutes worldwide  
  • Write technical papers and submit patent applications 
  • Support our sales colleagues as technical/scientific expert 
  • Be HACCP and Quality responsible including the related administrative functions 

  You will be based at Chr. Hansen headquarters in Hørsholm approx. 30 minutes drive north of Copenhagen city center. As you will work closely together with wine makers globally, you can look forward to travel 60-90 days per year.    

Outgoing personality with microbial knowledge and project management experience 

You have a scientific degree at minimum master’s level within microbiology, biotechnology, fermentation, food science or similar. If you have experience from the wine, brewing or related industries it will be a great advantage but not a prerequisite for applying. The same goes for publishing in scientific journals and having contributed to submitting patents. Regardless of your background you must bring experience within project management and be able to combine your academic background with a commercial perspective. Additionally, you have a creative mind and ability to solve technical problems.    Your success will to a great extent be based on your ability to engage in constructive and fruitful dialogues with all kinds of people with very different backgrounds, culturally and professionally – spanning highly educated scientists at top universities to cellar workers at wineries. This takes an outgoing personality backed by strong communication skills and an open minded and curious approach towards others. You must be very good at English, and if you also master one or more of the languages in the major wine regions of the world, French, Italian or Spanish, it would be a great advantage.   

About the department 

You will join a relatively small but dynamic team in the department for Wine & Fermented Beverages. We see the sky as the limit and world-class as the natural goal for everything we do. Our laboratories are state of the art and fully equipped to develop breakthrough innovations. Trust, knowledge sharing, and a shared passion for what we do characterize our working environment. We will promise you, that you will never get bored, and you will get ample opportunities for your personal development.    


If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact Manager, Hentie Swiegers at +45 2271 6284.    


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

Deadline for applications is 8 April 2017.    

Read more about working for Chr. Hansen at: www.chr-hansen.com/career.

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