Research Associate fermentation

Location Gent
Discipline: Biotechnology
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Cherish Becker

Contact email:
Job ref: 10411
Published: 6 months ago

A Biotech Company specialized in the development of biotechnological production processes of specialty carbohydrates is currently looking for a Research Associate fermentation.


  • You will run fermentation processes and be part of a production process development team
  • You will prepare experiments for scale-up of production processes and prepare products for downstream processing development
  • You will run experimental analysis for several projects and collaborate with other scientists for these analysis
  • Preparing laboratory materials and samples for analysis
  • You will introduce and report novel methods
  • Maintain, analyse and report experimental data
  • Collaborate with other scientists on experimental designs
  • You will take on general laboratory responsibilities and apply organizational and creative skills to improve lab operations
  • Maintain safe practices and work environment


  • You have a BSc or MSc in Biotechnology, Bio-engineering or similar preferably with a specialty in biotechnological process development
  • You have knowledge of large as well as small scale fermentation technology
  • You are interested in R&D and the development of novel biotechnological processes and have a critical scientific viewpoint
  • You can work independently and flexible, but are a team player and will work in collaboration with other scientists on the development of new production processes
  • You are willing to learn new techniques and expand your knowledge
  • You have an eye for detail, work accurately and aim for qualitative work
  • Experience in writing, optimizing, and following complicated protocols and SOPs
  • Capability to manage multiple experiments within a single day
  • You are fluent in English
  • Knowledge about statistical packages such as R, Electronic Lab Notebook systems are a plus


At this time 50 people are employed and the number of collaborators will expand over the next years significantly. We offer an interesting job with a lot of variety and responsibilities in a dynamic young team of collaborators in a field with a lot of future.


For more information please contact me at:  +31 (0)20 20 44 502 or