(Sr) Research Associate Early Producibility

Biotalys nv
Who we are The growing demand for healthy, safe and sustainable food has increasingly imposed restrictions on agricultural practices. Therefore, improving food production efficiency in a sustainable way, while safeguarding the environment and its natural resources, is essential. We at Biotalys have the ambition to transform food protection, shaping the future of sustainable and safe food supply. We are a rapidly growing and transformative food and crop protection company developing a new generation of protein-based biocontrol solutions. Based on our ground-breaking technology platform, we have developed a broad pipeline of effective and safe products with novel modes of action, addressing key crop pests and diseases across the whole value chain, from soil to plate. Our products combine the high-performance characteristics of chemicals with the clean safety profile of biologicals, making them ideal crop protection agents for both pre- and post-harvest applications. Our headquarters are located in the vibrant biotech cluster in Ghent, Belgium, and our US subsidiary is based in Durham, North Carolina. More information can be found on www.biotalys.com.
Wetenschap en onderzoek

Scope of your job

Biotalys is seeking a highly motivated individual to join the “Early Producibility” team in the Discovery department as a (Sr) Researcher Associate. In this role you will actively contribute to our AGROBODY™ discovery and characterization activities for the identification of novel AGROBODY™ bioactives against key crop pest and disease targets.

  • Conduct molecular cloning activities (e.g. PCR, cloning, assembly) for production of AGROBODY™ bioactive candidates against challenging targets and for the generation of Discovery tools.
  • Perform small- and medium scale productions and purifications of AGROBODY™ bioactives for in vitro assays.
  • Analyse protein production and purifications using general biochemical methods (e.g. CE SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, UV-Vis).
  • Actively contribute to the further development of our AGROBODY™ bioactives discovery and characterization platform.
  • Maintain lab notebook and record findings in experimental reports in a detailed and timely manner.
  • Present results and observations in weekly and/or monthly team and project-oriented meetings
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What we are looking for

We are looking for a Research associate with a background in recombinant protein production and purification to join the Early Producibility team which is responsible for the small/medium-scale production and biophysical characterization of AGROBODY™ proteins.

  • Bachelor or Master degree in the area of Biotechnology, Molecular Biology or a related field with at least 1 year of industry experience.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in recombinant protein production using bacteria and/or yeast.
  • Hands-on experience in standard recombinant protein purification techniques (e.g. IMAC, Protein A) including use of automated systems (e.g. AKTA system, TECAN + Robocolumns).
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with general protein analysis methods (e.g. SDS-PAGE, WB, UV-Vis) is a must.
  • Hands-on experience with antibody engineering is plus.
  • Strong knowledge of in DNA sequence analysis/editing tools such as CLC Main workbench.
  • Excellent time management, record keeping, and organizational skills.
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and oral.
  • Flexible team player excited to collaborate within different (multidisciplinary) teams.
  • Totally hands-on, practical, problem-solving oriented.
  • An accurate and well-organized work approach to deliver high quality results.
  • Open to giving and receiving feedback.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
  • A pro-active attitude and solid problem-solving skills with a sense for creativity and innovation.
  • Ability to learn and embrace new technologies quickly and work independently.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin or disability status.

Wij bieden: 

What we offer

Teamwork, innovation, passion, well-being and accountability are the Biotalys’ values that guide our business and that we prize when we recruit new talent and reward our employees. We strive to create an exciting and dynamic working environment in which you will be challenged to take initiative, contributing to the success of the company. You will work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team of top innovators in the AgFood Biotech industry who will support you to further develop and grow your personal skills. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package and you will have the opportunity to optimize your work-life balance and time management via flexible working hours and telework. 

Hoe solliciteren?: 


Are you ready to set new grounds and new standards? Please apply via our career site www.biotalys.com and add your CV and motivation letter to your application.


Gent, Belgium
24/01/2023 - 15:15 tot 24/04/2023 - 15:15