Formulation Scientist



Turnhoutseweg 30, Beerse, Belgium


S-Biomedic, a biotech leader in the skin microbiome space and a company of Beiersdorf AG, is seeking a full-time Formulation Scientist to support the discovery and development of novel probiotic cosmetic formulations.



You will focus on scientific projects and activities related to the formulation of novel topical probiotic cosmetics. Furthermore, you will collaborate closely with the Scientific Department working on projects such as fermentation and stability of probiotic active ingredients.


Amongst your tasks and responsibilities, we highlight:

  • Design and production of topical formulations in close collaboration with our corporate partner Beiersdorf.

  • Optimize batch production, assuring stability and quality.

  • Maintain, characterize, and formulate live probiotic ingredients.

  • Perform ingredients stability and compatibility studies.

  • Prepare and maintain raw material stock.

  • Write her/his notebook accurately.

  • Work closely with research and marketing teams to develop and adapt formulations.

  • Prepare and review standard operating procedures as well as internal and external protocols and reports.

  • Write technology transfer documentation as well as documentation intended to support the intellectual property.

  • Prepare and communicate the results to the management and marketing teams.

  • Participate in general lab duties such as maintaining the lab equipment and compliance with internal QC regulations.

  • Collaborate in research projects with CROs, and for technology transfers.

We are looking for a self-starter, competent and motivated scientist.

To succeed in our challenging environment, you will bring along a high level of proactivity, energy, and willingness to learn.


You will succeed because of your:

  • Bachelor/master’s degree in chemistry (preferably), biotechnology, pharmacy or biological sciences.

  • At least 2 years of experience in formulating skincare/cosmetic/pharma products for topical application.

  • You love the microbiome!

  • Strong analytical skills and mindset, you enjoy looking into data.

  • An eye for detail and very strong organization & planning skills.

  • Good MS skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

  • Strong interpersonal skills, you enjoy building relationships and have the ability to communicate effectively across all functions.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload.

  • Fluency in English writing and speaking.


What is in for you:

The challenge and excitement of novel processes and growing skin microbiome space.

Close collaboration with the founders, our corporate partner Beiersdorf AG and a great international team of experts in research, development and manufacturing.

The possibility to boost your experience and career.

You will join a highly motivated, international and dynamic team.


Location: Beerse (Janssen Pharmaceutica Campus)


Please contact Patrick Jansen:

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