Application Development Expert



Technologiepark 82 Zwijnaarde Belgium

Function type

Application Development Expert


Those Vegan Cowboys is a start-up company focused on creative technology to develop and produce sustainable dairy products without cows. The milk proteins will be produced via microbial fermentation. Our research group in Gent consists currently of about 16 people working in the field of recombinant protein expression and protein purification/characterization.

We are looking for a passionate Application Development Expert, a person with both scientific and industrial experience in cheese research and development, that has been involved in bringing new products to the market, and that has a good network in the dairy/food industry. The Application Development Expert will work very closely with the other colleagues in the Gent research group, with various external partners, and the marketing group within Those Vegan Cowboys. 

Job description: 

  • Introduce physicochemical techniques used in dairy science for our research and application development. 

  • Develop animal-free cheese formulations and optimize the cheese making process to work towards a product with a good bite and taste. 

  • Identify academic and/or industrial partners that can bring the company‚Äôs application-driven research to the next level. 

  • Design and execute application experiments on laboratory scale and transfer the findings to pilot scale and production. 

  • Conduct a wide range of analytical tests, set up quality control and sensory evaluation. 

Your profile: 

  • Experience and track-record in (industrial) dairy R&D/novel product development 

  • Preferentially university degree (Master/PhD) in Food Science or closely related field 

  • Passionate about science, food and cheese 

  • Ability to establish and/or strengthen partnerships 

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to work out of various locations (Belgium / The Netherlands) 

  • Good project management skills 

Are you our new Application Development Expert? 

Please drop us a note at (in Dutch or 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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