Research Technician (m/f)

Hamburg, Germany

Are you interested in working for a company that combines the benefits of a start-up with those of a large company?

Ohly is the third largest yeast extract producer in the world with sites in Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and deliver high-quality yeast-based flavours and fermentation media. Ohly is part of the £13.4bn turnover Associated British Food (ABF) Group. ABF is a broad portfolio of businesses which includes Primark, Ovaltine, Twinings, AB Enzymes, and is the world’s second largest producer of both sugar and baker’s yeast. ABF takes a long-term perspective on investment and performance, and stimulates entrepreneurship by giving high degrees of autonomy to operational businesses. This means that decisions are taken as close as possible to their point of impact allowing teams the freedom to act, in order to be successfully flexible and fast. ABF invests a great deal in selecting and developing the right people for Ohly and the broader ABF group of companies. Following a new set-up of Ohly’s innovation department and an expansion of its expertise, for our headquarters in Hamburg in Germany we are looking for a Research Technician (m/f).

The Role & Your Tasks

As Research Technician you are responsible for the execution of innovation projects in the domain of fermentation studies and product development. You set-up, execute, interpret and report on experiments in consultation with the (lead-) scientists and/or project managers. You remain up-to date with the technological developments in the area of microbial biotechnology. Preferably you are able to come up with new market relevant project ideas, are able to identify patentable ideas and have affinity with business development.

Your Profile

You have an abitur followed by an MSc in microbiology/biochemistry/fermentation/biocatalysis/ biochemical engineering. Previous work experience in the food or biotechnology industry is a pre-requisite.

You have good analytical and experimentation skills, and should not be afraid of technical equipment, combined with good communication and reporting skills. You are a team player and like to work in an entrepreneurial environment. You are a self-starter, able to handle changing priorities with a good command of English, both spoken and written.

Interested in this challenging position?

Then please send us your detailed resume together with any references, outlining your accomplishments, and salary expectations. For immediate consideration please apply using the form below.

Duration: 12 months