Internship - legume protein

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Are you a final year university student Food technology? And are you looking for a challenging internship starting september/october 2020 for a duration of 5 - 6 months? Cosun R&D offers you an interesting assignment!

What are you going to do?
In your internship, you will explore the different processing routes for the extraction of protein (and other ingredients) from starch-rich legumes. Cosun is farmers’ cooperative that is looking into new initiative to obtain maximal value out off plant based material. Starch-rich legumes are an interesting crops for Cosun, as starch-rich legumes are high in protein and starch, and are nitrogen fixators. There are multiple processing route to extract protein (and other ingredients) from starch-rich legumes. The different processing routes all have their advantages and disadvantages. In this internship you will make an overview on how crop variety, processing route and subsequently processing parameters influence the ingredient yield and quality.
The ultimate goal of your internship, is to evaluate the difference processing routes for the extraction of protein (and other ingredients) from starch-rich legumes and advise us on the most beneficial processing route.

Who are you
You are a final year university student, with affinity for (and proven experience) with legume protein and ingredients. You are studying Food technology, or similar. You are available for an internship, for the duration
of 5 - 6 months.

Furthermore we ask:
  • A pro-active, independent attitude and drive;
  • Affinity with food process technology
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and/or Dutch
  • Knowledge of- and experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
Where are you going to work?
Cosun R&D is the knowledge and expertise center of Cosun, situated in the Cosun innovation center in Dinteloord. Cosun R&D provides services to the Cosun business groups and their customers by sharing its know-how and experience in a wide ranges of (R&D) competences. With this knowledge, our colleagues at Cosun R&D help to coordinate and initiate research and development Cosun wide. Additionally, Cosun R&D works together with the businessgroups to develop new and innovative applications of biomass. Our Cosun innovation center facilitates in experimental set ups for process analyses, research laboratories,
a pilot plant and our very own bakery, for testing new concepts.
During your internship you will be located at our Cosun innovation center in Dinteloord (located between Breda and Rotterdam). Cosun is a modern, future-oriented cooperative, originated in the Netherlands and with the world as its field of activity. We work with thousands of growers, both members and suppliers. We know the enormous potential of plants and know how to convert them into usable solutions for every day. Cosun not only produces vegetable ingredients and food for humans and animals, but also green, biobased solutions and energy.

How to apply
Are you interested in this challenging assignment? Please apply directly via the www.werkenbijcosun.nl and submit your CV and motivation letter. Richard Bakx (Cosun HR) will take your application into consideration.
For more information about this position, please contact Marlies Geerts, Scientist Cosun R&D, t
el: +31 (0)165 58 28 37.