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Cargill R&D Lab Analyst Fats and Oils - Botlek in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The R&D Lab Analyst Fats and Oils position will lead the completion of routine analyses to support R&D projects for Edible Oils and Fats. In this role you will be responsible for receiving and preparing samples for testing as well as documenting and reporting results. You will also be responsible for calibration, monitoring, troubleshooting and maintaining the equipment used and will cooperate in the implementation and optimization of new/existing analytical methods and techniques. As lab analyst you will be involved in new R&D projects and analytical methodology development.

Key Accountabilities

  • Receive, prepare and process samples for laboratory testing following pre-defined protocols.

  • Conduct complex inspections for new processes or product properties utilizing laboratory equipment and various analytical methods.

  • Understand and comply with safety regulations and other procedural compliance regulations.

  • Maintain inventory management for laboratory supplies and cleaning of lab areas and equipment.

  • Interpret and document results of all tests and internally communicates results verbally or in writing as required.

  • Provide leadership, coaching, and mentoring to team members.

  • Handle complex clerical, administrative, technical or customer support issues under minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • BSc level in chemistry, life science or laboratory (HBO/HLO)

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in maintenance and troubleshooting of HPLC’s / GC’s

  • Proficient in English


  • MSc level in chemistry, food science or life science

  • Knowledge in statistics for analytical chemistry purposes

  • Ability to communicate effectively to various levels in the organization

  • Proficient in English and in local language

  • Ability to work efficiently individually and in a team environment

  • Experience with analytical data acquisition software ( Chromeleon)

  • Experience with LIMS

  • Prior working experience in R&D environment

Our Offer

We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today:

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