Internship process & product development for meat alternative

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Are you looking for a challenging internship and do you see an opportunity to develop new foodproducts for Cosun Beet Company? Are you an HBO (Bachelor) student in the field of food, chemistry or analytical?  Do you have an affinity with food and new processes and sustainable products such as meat substitutes? Then you are the person we are looking for!

We work with a small team on new products that we make based on processes with which we are building experience. We also test new ideas further and there is an area of development that we really want to know more about.

What are you going to do?
Within Cosun R&D you will give substance to the protein transition by working on developing a meat ingredient.  Because we are gaining experience with this product and process for the first time, in addition to conducting the necessary laboratory experiments, you will also be asked to think along about the research methodology. In this exploratory phase of the project, you are assisting us in most of the experiments that are still on lab table scale.  So you're busy forming ideas, trying them out, setting parameters, reporting and getting a response. The ultimate goal of your research will be a process proposal with which the intended meat ingredient can be produced.

Who are you?
For this internship we are looking for an intern from an HBO (Bachelor) in the field of food preparation, chemistry or analytical. You are also available for an internship of about 20 weeks that can start in
September 2022.
  • Affinity with the development of new processes for food
  • Knowledge from your study on relevant topics
  • A proactive and investigative attitude
  • Communication and reporting during this internship can be adapted to your preference and can be in English or Dutch
Where are you going to work?
The location of the internship is the Cosun Innovation center in Dinteloord (this is located between Breda and Rotterdam). Cosun R&D is Cosun's knowledge and expertise center located in the Cosun Innovation center in Dinteloord. Our colleagues at Cosun R&D play a coordinating and initiating role in the field of research, support and (knowledge) development in a wide range of R&D competencies. Cosun R&D works on assignment and intensively with the Cosun business groups. Thanks to this construction, Cosun R&D can share the available knowledge and experience and to deploy it widely. Together with the Cosun business groups, Cosun R&D is also looking for new, smart applications of biomass. In the Cosun Innovation center, we have test setups for process analyses, research laboratories, a pilot plant and various application labs.

What can you expect?
  • An inspiring working environment where you can use the facilities offered by the Cosun Innovation center during your internship;
  • A working environment where you meet colleagues with different knowledge competencies;
  • Possibility to use the online e-learning platform GoodHabitz, for your personal development;
  • An internship allowance (+/- € 500/month);
  • And of course an instructive internship where you actively contribute to the (R&D) development of Cosun.
How to apply
Do you recognize yourself in the profile? Send your CV and motivation directly via the button below, for the attention of Richard Bakx (Cosun HR).