Senior Research Associate Formulation

Senior Research Associate Formulation


Ghent, Belgium

Who we are

The growing demand for healthy, safe and sustainable food has increasingly imposed restrictions on agricultural practices. Therefore, improving food production efficiency in a sustainable way, while safeguarding the environment and its natural resources, is essential.

We at Biotalys have the ambition to transform food protection, shaping the future of sustainable and safe food supply. We are a rapidly growing and transformative food and crop protection company developing a new generation of protein-based biocontrol solutions.

Based on our ground-breaking technology platform, we have developed a broad pipeline of effective and safe products with novel modes of action, addressing key crop pests and diseases across the whole value chain, from soil to plate. Our products combine the high-performance characteristics of chemicals with the clean safety profile of biologicals, making them ideal crop protection agents for both pre- and post-harvest applications.

Our headquarters are located in the vibrant biotech cluster in Ghent, Belgium. More information can be found on

To strengthen our valuable team of dedicated employees, Biotalys is looking for a Senior Research Associate Formulation.

Scope of your job

As Senior Research Associate Formulation you are involved in the development, optimization and characterization of formulations for AGROBODYTM bioactives (proteins) to maintain product stability and shelf life and maximize in field bioavailability. You work in close collaboration with cross functional teams within the company.

Key activities:

  • Explore and evaluate new formulations for AGROBODYTM bioactives based on physical-chemical characterization;
  • Evaluate novel formulation technologies and co-formulants to maximize the stability and shelf life of AGROBODY™ bioactives and to optimize the compatibility and bioavailability of the bioactives throughout a wide range of application methods and fields;
  • Perform physical-chemical and analytical characterization of existing and new formulations, produced in-house or at external contract organizations;
  • Plan and execute experiments independently, interpret and report the results and propose follow-up steps;
  • Support the engagement with third party service or technology providers in the field of formulation to support the overall formulation strategy;
  • Participate in activities performed at external contract organizations in the field of spray drying and/or spray granulation as required in the context of manufacturing activities that needs to be outsourced;
  • Actively participate in functional and project teams, prioritize work based on the team deliverables and complete assignments accordingly;
  • Work in close collaboration with IP and Legal.

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor or Master of Science (Bio(chemical)-engineering), Biochemistry, Chemistry or equivalent;
  • At least 5 years of working experience in a relevant position in the field of formulation;
  • Experience with analytical methods and tools for protein characterization, and with CIPAC methods for agrochemicals characterization is desirable;
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in formulation of crop protection products is a plus;
  • Knowledge on existing formulation technologies and large-scale formulation of protein-based products is a plus;
  • Hands-on, pro-active and problem-solving oriented;
  • High sense of quality, accuracy and detail;
  • Eager to investigate and learn;
  • Able to work in team, but also autonomously when needed;
  • Capable of thinking out-of-the-box and open-minded;
  • Passionate and a positive mindset;
  • Good reporting and communication skills (fluency in written and spoken English).

What we offer

Teamwork, innovation, passion, wellbeing and accountability are the Biotalys’ values that guide our business and that we prize when we recruit new talent and reward our employees. We strive to create an exciting and dynamic working environment in which you will be challenged to take initiative, contributing to the success of the company. You will work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team of top innovators in the AgFood Biotech industry who will support you to further develop and grow your personal skills. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package.


Are you ready to set new grounds and new standards? Please apply via our career site and add your CV and motivation letter to your application.

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