R&D Intern


                                                                                     R&D Intern
                                                      Koog aan de Zaan, Olam Cocoa B.V. Netherlands

The role
Would you like to get a taste of working in a global organization? Are you excited to learn more about cocoa processing and sensory profiles? Our Research and Development team in Koog aan de Zaan is searching for a proactive and hands-on student who is willing and eager to learn.

We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Bachelor or HBO student who is interested in making a difference in developing and improving the roasting of cocoa at ofi as a Research and Development Intern.

We are looking for a student to take up on an exceptional challenge and support our Process Development team! We would teach you amazing skills by:

  • Develop new methodology for cocoa roasting
  • Design experimental plans
  • Performing process optimization experiments in the pilot plant facility
  • Perform analysis of the novel products you create
  • Analyze results and present them to the team
  • Help in conducting sensory analysis
  • Help organize plant-scale tests in order to prove the pilot-scale results
  • Preparing samples for shipping to external research partners
  • Help in troubleshooting

The candidate

  • Bachelors/ HBO food science and technology or Process Engineering student
  • Available 3 – 5 days per week for 4-6 months;
  • Proactive and accurate attitude
  • Hands-on mentality; will need to work in a pilot plant environment near Amsterdam
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Analytical mindset
  • Detail-oriented and organize
  • Great Excel and Microsoft skills;
  • Open to learn new statistical tools   

Languages: English is a must. Other languages would be advantageous


For recruitment agencies:

We have made a conscious decision to do the recruitment ourselves. Therefore, we kindly ask you to not forward any candidates, as we will not accept their applications.

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