Laboratory Scientist Development (HPLC)



Technologiepark 21, 9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium


Aphea.Bio is a leading R&D company that is dedicated to food security and ensuring a safe and healthy food chain. We aim to provide novel science-based solutions to build the agriculture of the future: sustainable, reliable and profitable. Aphea.Bio focuses on the exploitation of natural, beneficial interactions that occur between microorganisms and plants. We discover and develop new biology-based agricultural products for crop protection and crop improvement, hence shaping a more sustainable agriculture.

Aphea.Bio is based in Ghent, Belgium and embedded in the largest European Agro-Biotech valley.

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative scientist to help us carry out the research and development of novel and superior agricultural biological products. Successful candidates will become part al a committed, creative, hands-on and highly dynamic team with opportunities to take responsibility and for personal development.

To strengthen its development team, Aphea.Bio is looking for a Laboratory scientist. Apart from carrying out laboratory experiments, you will also process data and be responsible for laboratory machines and upkeep.

Main Responsibilities

  • Set-up and preform laboratory experiments

  • Assist and perform routine analysis of microbial crop protection products

  • Testing equipment and documenting data

  • Achieving project goals using technical, role-specific skills and experience

  • Introducing new procedures for instrument methods, equipment changes, or new equipment

  • Management, maintenance and troubleshooting of specific laboratory equipment.

  • Provide support to ensure smooth operations in the lab (plastic and reagent management, help maintain a clean and safe environment).

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience with liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry

  • You have a Master degree or PhD related to (bio)chemistry

  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records and follow protocols

  • Experience with flowcytometry is a plus

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

Other skills:

  • Computer skills: proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel applications

  • You are fluent in (Dutch and) English, both written and verbal

  • You are dynamic, flexible and committed to results

  • You combine a scientific background with a hands-on attitude

  • You possess good communication skills

Motivated applicants are requested to send their CV and a cover letter to and before February 28, 2023.

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