Scientist Biocatalysis/Biochemistry (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. For Ohly’s innovation department at our headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, we are looking for a Scientist Biocatalysis/Biochemistry (m/f).

The Role & Your Tasks

As Scientist you are responsible for taking the scientific lead in new product development innovation projects. You come up with new technology push project ideas and translate customer requests and Ohly’s strategic objectives into market pull new product ideas, give input about the technical feasibility of ideas and establish the overall work plan (including required resources and time line) to achieve the deliverables. You execute experiments as well as supervise technicians. You remaining up-to-date with the status of the relevant technologies and of the technologies used by companies working in similar fields, recognize or steer to patentable results, and maintain a network with universities, knowledge institutes and scientists at customers.

Your Profile

You have a PhD in biocatalysis/ cellular and biophysical biochemistry and preferably 1-2 years of professional experience, preferably in the biotechnology industry or as a Post-doc. You have a broad scientific interest, in depth know how of enzymes and their capabilities and an affinity to the feed and health sector. You obtain energy from executing applied research, and are able to recognize new business opportunities. You are a self-starter, able to deal with and handle changing priorities and have 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 to our HR Department.

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