Expert Food Contact Materials


Expert Food Contact Materials

within the business unit Analytical Solutions

Who are we?

Triskelion is an internationally orientated contract research organization offering innovative services in the Food, Feed, Pharma, and Chemistry sectors.  We focus on analyzing and predicting the behavior of substances and their influence on human, animal and environmental health. With over 100 colleagues, we help customers to guarantee the integrity and safety of their products. We stand for personal involvement, high quality research, and professional advice.

Your field of work

In the business unit Analytical Solutions we offer our customers consultancy services which are strongly supported by specialized labwork. One focus area in this unit is Food Contact Materials (FCM). Food contact materials have to comply with a variety of regulations issued by the authorities. Based on broad analytical experience and thorough knowledge of relevant legislations, our team provides the expertise and capabilities to test and approve food contact materials. We also compile and submit registration dossiers for new components. As trusted third party, we have access to all relevant information in the FCM production chain.

To strengthen the Food Contact Materials team, we are looking for an enthusiastic expert in assessing the safety of substances in food contact materials. This exciting role combines science, legislation, and project management knowledge.

You will join a professional, informal organization with an open culture, where people are strongly committed to taking initiative and personal responsibility. The customer focus combined with an extensive analysis portfolio and knowledge of relevant laws and regulations ensure a unique positioning in the market.

Your tasks

  • Translating customers’ questions into a suitable project proposal, by applying your knowledge of FCM legislation and chemical analysis.
  • Evaluating the composition of food contact materials based on national, European and US legislation.
  • Pro-actively supervising analytical chemical laboratory work, including migration studies, screening for oligomers and NIAS, interpreting results, and reporting these in a suitable manner.
  • Communicating effectively with customers about the content and progress of projects.
  • Expanding our network in the food contact materials market and contributing to the acquisition of new projects.
  • Keeping up with developments in legislation in the field of food contact materials and packaging. Identify new opportunities with regard to emerging issues in the packaging market and utilize them, for example, by publishing opinions and giving external presentations.
  • Managing analysts and collaborating with analytical scientists, as in many projects method development using the latest analysis techniques is crucial for the success of the project.

Your qualities

  • Academic (at least MSc) working and thinking level, for example by training in (analytical) chemistry, biomedical / health sciences, food & health studies, with at least 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrable affinity with regulatory work in the context of materials or chemicals. Knowledge of and experience with legislation concerning food contact materials (including EU 10/2011, FDA, Dutch Warenwet, BfR) is an asset.
  • Experience with analytical chemical techniques such as GC(-MS) and LC(-MS).
  • Accurate, taking initiative with a problem-solving attitude.
  • Used to work under time pressure related to regulatory deadlines.
  • Positive, energetic attitude and able to inspire teammates as well as to work independently.

Our offer

  • Challenging projects with various international companies.
  • Opportunities to develop as an expert in the field of food contact materials.
  • A collegial and informal working atmosphere.
  • A high-quality service environment.
  • Flexible secondary conditions of employment including 33 days off and a 13th months’ salary
  • A full-time position. Part-time fulfillment with a minimum of 32 hours is negotiable.


Do you have questions about this vacancy? Please contact Chantal Christis, Business Unit Manager Analytical Solutions, or +31(0)6 50007563.

Would you like to apply for this job? Send your application (CV + motivation letter) to, quoting reference: 2120.

 Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.

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