Vacancy: Research Associate – Fermentation



For the expansion of the Fermentation team, Those Vegan Cowboys is looking for a Research Associate, who will focus on microbial fermentation process development and optimization to produce recombinant proteins. We are specifically looking for an energetic, creative, and highly self-motivated individual that enjoys challenges in fermentation development. He/she will interact closely with the other disciplines in the group (e.g. Molecular Biology and Downstream Processing).


Job description:

  • Conduct fermentation research using shake flasks and bioreactors to improve overall yield of several recombinant proteins of various yeast and fungal systems (in divers bioreactor systems: Sartorius Bplus, and C-DCU, DASGIP and Infors).
  • Perform product recovery experiments using various unit operations.
  • Sample collection and analysis: Biomass determination and protein analysis using SDS-PAGE, Western blot and Bradford assay.
  • Communicate through team meeting presentations and written reports.
  • Maintain lab equipment and bioreactors.
  • Maintain Electronic lab notebooks, write reports and SOPs.


Your profile:

  • Master degree, or Bachelor with relevant working experience.
  • Experience with microbial fermentation; experience with fungal expression systems is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience with lab scale fermenter systems (DASGIP, Sartorius Bplus, Sartorius C-DCU fermenters).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in team environment, multitask and ensure flexibility in a dynamic environment.
  • Good practical and experimental skills.
  • Hands-on personality with a curious and pro-active mindset.
  • Communication and organizational skills (interpretation and documentation of data, report writing, planning).


We offer an interesting job in a dynamic and pleasant work environment in a field with a lot of future. Are you our new Research Associate Fermentation?

Please drop us a note at (in English).

If you have any questions about these vacancies, please contact Belinda Hunziker by mail or phone + 32 (0)9 261 77 00.

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