Student worker

Join Oterra in making natural food and beverages easy, for a sustainable and healthy world. 
Headquartered in Denmark, with production sites in Europe, Latin America, Turkey, India and the US, we’re a passionate team of over 1400 team members in 30 countries worldwide, serving 120 markets globally. As the leading worldwide provider of natural colors, we offer food and beverage manufacturers an alternative to artificial colors. Food and health are at the heart of everything we do and every day over 400 million people eat a product with our colors in it. We believe that nature got it right the first time. 


Meet your new team! 
We are looking for a talented student worker to join our growing team. Based in our Taastrup breeding facilities, you will join a dedicated team that develops plants used as raw materials for our natural food colors. 


What would your role look like?
As a student worker in the Breeding team, you will work with plants, growing and crossing them, performing chemical analyses, evaluating the pigment content, and assisting with extraction processes for testing various crops and breeding lines to develop food color prototypes.


Duties and responsibilities:
The tasks and duties are diverse: 

•    Sowing plants in greenhouses and fields
•    Taking care of, evaluating and harvesting the plants and seeds.
•    Analyzing plant samples including sample preparation, measuring pigment level and composition and color shade to support breeding.
•    Work on pigment extraction to produce food color prototypes.
•    Data handling


Experience and skills required
•    The ideal candidate is a bachelor's or master's student in the beginning of their program and has some experience with lab work and analyses.  •    Personally, they should be responsible, hardworking, and a good team player who is able to work quickly and precisely in a dynamic and international environment. 


What can we offer?
We can offer an exciting opportunity in an ambitious organization, where commitment is strong, and where we work with the purpose of improving our processes and results. We have an informal tone, and put a high value on teamwork, working together, and transparency.


We offer 
•    Flexible working conditions with up to 10-12 hours per week. •    Continuous opportunities for learning and career progression
•    Employee discounts on range of attractions and products   
•    Health insurance


Further information and application
We would love to know more about you and your motivation for this job! Please send us a short CV and cover letter, in English, latest 15.04.2024. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact hiring manager Bjarne Joernsgaard at Please note that we will be working with a continuous selection process, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates. So, don’t delay, please send us your application today.
Start: As soon as possible, with regards of the notice period.

Application Deadline: 
Job ID:  2108

Taastrup, DK, 2630

Job Posting Function:  Research & Development