EMEA Principal Scientist (f/m/d)

Published: 20 May 2022 | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

EMEA Principal Scientist (f/m/d)

Job ID:  57634 Date:  May 20, 2022 Hybrid Job function:  Research & Development Experience level:  Executive Hire Business:  Science

EMEA Principal Scientist (f/m/d)

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.TM

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.

The challenge:

As scientist within our Formulation R&D Center in Kaiseraugst, you will focus on product form development of vitamins, nutritional lipids, carotenoids and other health ingredients within a team in a modern and creative environment. You will be part of our global Bioscience and Process Innovation organization and collaborate with colleagues from Chemistry, Biotech and Analytical Science. In the envisaged position, you will work in multidisciplinary project teams offering the great opportunity to deepen your expertise in designing product forms and formulation processes (spray dying, granulation, extrusion, ....), for pharma, food and feed products.


The position:

  • Coordination, organization and execution of laboratory trials in alignment with peers for preparation of prototypes via diverse formulation techniques and analytical characterization.

  • Development and evaluation of novel formulation principles/technologies to enhance functionality of orally administered nutrients (e.g. improve bioavailability and/or stability, control release rates and/or location).

  • Ensure availability of state-of-the-art information on formulation technologies via participation in conferences, regular screening of scientific and relevant patent literature

  • Comprehensive reporting and documentation of results and experiments including presentations.

  • Evaluation and characterization of novel raw materials (functionalities and properties) in formulation of fat-soluble and water-soluble actives.

  • Building up and maintaining network with internal and external expert centers, institutes, and universities.

  • Further development of existing and implementation of new formulation technologies.

  • Implementation of technology at production sites by providing appropriate technical data and support in person.


The ideal:

  • PhD degree in food technology, food chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy, pharmaceutical technology or similar

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience

  • Experience in formulation of bio-actives and analytical characterization of their product forms (food / feed / pharma) is ideal

  • Experience in controlled delivery formulation approaches (e.g. encapsulation, cocrystal formation, lipid-based formulations), and manufacturing technologies (e.g. spray drying, milling, granulation, extrusion).

  • Experience in material, physical-chemical and morphological characterization techniques is ideal

  • Fluent in written and spoken English. German is an asset

  • Strong team player with good communication skills

  • Highly motivated, independent, open-minded, solution oriented, with ability to operate in a multinational environment.


The procedure & contact:

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line via the portal and upload your CV and Cover Letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons, we do not handle any applications sent by email. Please be so kind to use the link provided. If you have questions, please reach out to Pauline Tschirhart, Talent Acquisition Partner, pauline.tschirhart@dsm



Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http://www.dsm.com or connect on 

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