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Anaerobic Fermentation Internship

18/10/2019 Utrecht, Utrecht, NL
Are you a student passionate about Fermentation and eager to develop your skills on product optimization? Do you want to gain experience by working for a multinational company?

About the Job

You will be part of our Specialized Nutrition-Product & Technology teams by being involved within our enthusiastic and diverse Fermentation team. As an intern you will work in a state-of-the art building with excellent lab facilities by enhancing your knowledge around anaerobic fermentation with the possibility of having your own sub-areas of discovery. Specifically, you will contribute to our product portfolio for infants and for medical purposes with the focus on improving our Specialized Nutrition (SN) products.

So, what will you do in practice?

  • Build and execute a research plan for anaerobic fermentation;
  • Manage to identify strains, benefits and condition for metabolite production;
  • Review the literature and extract the relevant data;
  • Summarize the data in a comprehensive report;
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team and communicate with various experts internally.

About You

We are looking for a Master student in Food Sciences, Biotechnology, Microbiology with affinity for Food Innovation 

  • You are an open and enthusiastic person and you like to take responsibilities and ownership for your projects;
  • You are a team-player, but also feel confident to work independently;
  • You are able of being agile with rigorous ways of working;
  • You have excellent English communication skills (both written and oral).

Some hard requirements:

  • You need to be enrolled at a university during the whole period of the internship (if you are a non-EU citizen, you need to be enrolled at a Dutch university);
  • You can start as of January for a minimum of 6 months (5 days per week);
  • You are willing to travel or to relocate to Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Did we just describe your profile? Apply now apply now and become our Anaerobic Fermentation Intern as of January 2020 at our R&I office in Utrecht, NL.

About us

Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies. Click here to discover more about Danone in the Benelux.

We Offer

Proactivity, empowerment, and diversity are the basis of Danone culture. You will be part of an international environment where every day can be a fresh adventure, full of new possibilities and opportunities to learn. We offer an internship compensation plus reimbursement of home-work commuting cost in the Netherlands. Interns coming from abroad are eligible for a housing allowance.

What's next?

Did we just describe your profile? Then click the “apply now” button and upload your CV and Cover Letter by the end of October,2019 ! The recruitment process will consist of a first telephone interview and a second in-depth interview. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.

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Georgia Chatzina
Georgia Chatzina
Talent Intern +31 625199296