Plant Pathology Laboratory Assistant

Aphea.Bio is a young start-up company that focuses on the exploitation of natural, beneficial interactions that occur between microorganisms and plants. Aphea.Bio discovers and develops new biology-based agricultural products for crop protection and crop improvement, hence shaping a more sustainable agriculture.
Landbouw en voedingsindustrie
Wetenschap en onderzoek

We are seeking highly motivated and innovative scientists to help us carry out the research and development of novel and superior agricultural biological products.

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

To strengthen its R&D team Aphea.Bio is looking for a Plant Pathology Laboratory Assistant that will be responsible for strengthening the biofungicides programs at Aphea.Bio.

Main responsibilities:

  • Implement in vitro and in planta bio-assays for the main wheat fungal diseases
  • Perform experiments with a precise and critical mindset with eye on continuous workflow optimizations
  • Maintain the collection of wheat fungal diseases
  • Perform laboratory phenotyping, diagnosis of wheat fungal diseases
  • Interpret data sets
  • Maintain detailed records of procedures and results
  • Support the biofungicide technical team
Gewenst profiel: 


  • Knowledge and deep interest in the principles, practices and techniques of plant pathology and plant physiology
  • Ability to organize and perform fungal disease bio-assay assays
  • After initial training, ability to work (semi-)independently
  • Strong capability to communicate within the biofungicides team

Education and Experience:                            

  • Bachelor in plant science, medical science, engineering (or equal through relevant experience) or related degree
  • Experience in agricultural industry and/or plant disease control research is a plus

 Other skills:                                

  • Computer skills: proficiency in Word, Power Point and Excel applications. 
  • Language skills: fluent in English (written and verbal), English is the common language at Aphea.Bio
  • Interpersonal skills: team player, creative, communicative, optimist, committed, flexible, entrepreneurial, organized, problem-solver
Wij bieden: 

Successful candidates will become part of a committed, creative and highly dynamic team with opportunities to take responsibility and for personal development. 

Hoe solliciteren?: 

Motivated applicants should send their CV including a cover letter to and before June 04, 2021

Technologiepark Zwijnaarde, Agro-biotech valley
05/05/2021 - 05:30 tot 04/06/2021 - 23:30