Research assistant/associate fermentation downstream processing

Posted 3 months ago

Inbiose is a spin off company from Ghent University specialized in the development of biotechnological production processes of specialty carbohydrates. At this time 45 people are working at Inbiose and the number of collaborators will expand over the next years significantly. More information about Inbiose can be found on

Your profile:

  • You have a BSc or MSc in Industrial, Bio-engineering or similar with a specialty in biotechnological process development, specifically in purification processes
  • You are experienced with downstream processing unit operations
  • You have worked with bioreactor systems and optimized fermentation processes
  • 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
  • You are proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Knowledge about experimental design packages such as R is a plus


  • You will develop novel fermentation and downstream processing unit operations in collaboration with the team, reporting to the project team leader
  • Preparing laboratory materials and samples for analysis
  • You will introduce and report novel techniques
  • Manage and coordinate complex experimental schedules within a broader team
  • Maintain, analyze 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

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. You will be working at the Technologie Park 82 9052 Zwijnaarde, easily reachable by bike, car or public transportation.  

Is this the job you are looking for:

Send us your CV with a motivation letter and photo to:

Joeri Beauprez, Inbiose NV, Technology Park 82 9052 Zwijnaarde or via e-mail to

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