Laboratory Intern - Shelf Life & Sustainable Packaging
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All posting locations: Nijmegen, , Netherlands
Job Function: 10 - R&D
Department: 10 - 07 - Break Through Innovation
Date Published: 05-Aug-2022
Job Type: Student
Description & Requirements
Role: Laboratory Intern - Shelf Life and Sustainable Packaging
Start Date: September/October 2022
Duration: 5/6 Months
Location: Nijmegen- The Netherlands
Detailed programme of the Internship:
The aim of this research is to accurately predict and validate the
shelf life of Sauces via Chemical- Physical and Sensorial analysis to
build a prediction model for Shelf life.
The focus will be on delivering:
A validated Condiment Sauces Protocol for Shelf life in new packaging
Understanding the validation of the protocol for different recipes & packaging
Validate Emulsions & Non Emulsions Sauces by Shelf life modelling
The following activities will be performed:
Review of relevant literature
Perform Chemical- Physical and Packaging analyses
Perform Flavours Analysis - Gas Chromatography
Update and or create a report about the Shelf life sauces model
Chemical & Physical/Pack analyses to develop and validate the protocol and model
Create a report on new packaging validation for other sauces
Factory samples and Lab analysis
Execute practical activities (including shelf life tasting and lab analysis)
Create periodic reports and presentations to keep team informed about findings and progress
Sharing knowledge within the Innovation centre and other departments as of packaging (presentation and final report)
1. Gaining knowledge about Condiment Sauces Shelf life in sustainable packaging principles- modelling and impact on product properties
2. Independently work with internal colleagues of process- packaging or product team or external partners
3. Learning laboratory techniques for measuring critical products attributes.
4. Gain experience in working in a R&D environment
5. Independently organize all required steps for the project like analyses plans- sensory evaluation- DOE and mathematical modelling
6. Final presentation.
7. Final report
Relevant Bachelor or Master Degree in Food Science / Technology
Good communication skills and fluency in English- both written and verbal (Dutch is not a requirement but other languages are a plus)
Working experience in a relevant industry or role is advantageous
Ongoing enrolment at a university for at least 50% of the internship duration.
NOTE: EU working rights are required (Either you have EU Citizenship- you are studying in the Netherlands or you have a relevant EU student work visa)
Apply with CV
Start (September/October 2022)
Like any other company- Kraft Heinz has been affected by the regulations surrounding COVID-19. Currently- the Nijmegen office is working in a hybrid form- combining working from home and the office. You will align with your supervisor on your schedule.
Location(s): Nijmegen- The Netherlands
Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.