Internship - proteins

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Are you a MSc student Food Technology? And are you looking for a challenging graduation assignment starting February 2019 for a duration of 20 weeks? Cosun R&D can offer you an interesting assignment!

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 process technology, product development, analysis techniques and quality issues. With this knowledge, our colleagues at Cosun R&D help coordinate and initiate research and development Cosun wide. Additionally, Cosun R&D works together with the business groups 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. You can count on a challenging assignment and personal attention and guidance.

What are you going to do?
An important part of the work we perform at Cosun R&D is to valorize side streams that are formed during our production processes. One of our aims is to apply proteins present in these side streams in food products. The goal of your internship study will be to gain more understanding on the techno-functional properties of plant proteins extracted from Cosun side streams. You will develop quantitative methods to assess these protein properties, and you will study the effect of various conditions (e.g. pH and ionic strength) on the proteins’ functionality. Examples of these functionalities are foaming and gelling behavior. During your internship, you will be supervised by an experienced product developer and protein scientist.

Who are you?
You are a MSc student Food Technology, and are available for ≥ 20 weeks. You are proactive, creative, and eager to learn more about plant proteins and to help us in our novel protein research.
Furthermore, we ask:
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and/or Dutch
  • Knowledge of- and experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
During your internship you will be located at our Cosun innovation center in Dinteloord.

How to apply?
Are you interested in this challenging assignment? Please apply directly via the button below to submit your CV and motivation letter. Richard Bakx (HR officer) will take your application into consideration. For more information about this internship, please contact Margriet van Gurp (product developer), email: margriet.van.gurp@cosun.com/ telephone: 0165-582537.