R&D engineer



Rodenhuizekaai 1 Desteldonk Belgium

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As R&D engineer in our lab and pilot facility, you engage in an out-of-the-ordinary job. As part of the R&D team, you will work on very diverse, innovative projects, away from routine and in an ideal setting to gather new insights and expertise in various domains and thus to grow exponentially ‘on the job’. Together with your colleagues you develop and optimize innovative bio-based processes that contribute to a sustainable bio-economy and help fight climate change.

BBEPP’s most valuable asset is the immense knowledge and expertise of its employees. This is exactly what our clients come looking for. Therefore we are constantly scanning the horizon for new talent, fresh ideas and leave our employees a lot of freedom for own initiative.


We are looking for a hands-on, no-nonsense R&D engineer or biotechnologist with a strong background in fermentation and downstream processing. If we could design the candidate of our dreams, he/she would have a degree in bio-engineering or related (bioprocessing, chemistry, biotechnology, cell- and gene technology), experience with bacterial, yeast or fungal hosts, experience with biocatalytic processes for the production of chemicals, food ingredients or cosmetics, knowledge of downstream processing and an eager to develop truly scalable technology.

But then again, nobody is perfect! You do not tick all of the boxes, BUT you’re flexibleeager to learn and open to tailor-made training, with No Fear of challenges and a good dose of pioneering spirit. Then get in touch and let’s brainstorm over our future together. 


We offer a dynamic, international and vibrant working environment with excellent perspectives for the future. All of our new employees are intensively coached by a team of experienced co-workers.  

Furthermore, you will receive an attractive salary package (incl. meal vouchers, group insurance, lease bikes… and much more).

You are based at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, situated in the port of Ghent in Belgium.

A suitable candidate can start immediately.


Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant was founded in 2008 and currently employs more than 100 staff members. It is a unique and open innovation pilot and demonstration facility for process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased products and processes from lab to multi ton scale. A wide and flexible spectrum of modular unit operations combined with a team of highly trained and experienced engineers and bioprocess technicians facilitates the translation of biobased laboratory processes into viable industrial processes.

To date, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant has successfully performed 350 projects on a bilateral basis with 150+ companies from all over the world. It was/is also involved in more than 40 consortium-based public projects.

More information: www.bbeu.org/pilotplant 

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