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R&D Process Engineer - Enzyme

Are you driven to make an impact and ready to dive into continuous improvement projects? As our R&D Process Engineer – Enzymes, you will manage key projects to increase the yield of existing enzymes and lead the upscaling and industrialization of new enzymes whilst being the connecting link between our R&D and Operational teams. Come and join our R&D team in Puratos Andenne where our R&D expertise centre & production is located!


Key Accountabilities

  • You lead projects for improvement of enzyme production at industrial scale
  • You lead technology transfer programs to on-site manufacturing for enzyme upstream and downstream
  • You coordinate the identification, testing and validation of new type of production equipment, technologies and processes at the junction of R&D and Production
  • You collect the data Analysis: proper data retrieval and proficient user of bioprocess data analysis tools (R&D and Production data - holistic approach) for fermentation and downstream to identify and suggest improvement initiatives to increase production yield
  • You coordinate the Risk Analysis and Hand-Over processes from pilot to industrial scale enzyme production
  • You are the reference for troubleshooting and concrete short-term definition of actions upon operational problems aligned with R&D and Production teams


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Who are we looking for?

  • You have a master or Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering or related engineering field with 5-7 years of industrial experience
  • You show hands-on development expertise with microbial fermentation and downstream processes for industrial enzyme production
  • You gained experience in bioprocess scaling-up and deep understanding of USP and DSP parameters
  • You are a passionate team player with proven managerial capabilities and proactive to process optimisation
  • You can work in a matrix organization and collaborate with different teams
  • You have a problem solving mindset and “can do” approach
  • You master the French and English languages



Why should you join Puratos?

You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are key. You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits such as:

  • Meal vouchers (8€/day)
  • Group, dental and hospitalization insurance fully paid by Puratos
  • 13th month pay
  • Company car
  • Minimum 5 training days per year
  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work

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Who are we?

Puratos is a growing, international, Belgian family business with a team of more than 10 000 employees worldwide. Since 1919, we have been developing, producing and distributing innovative ingredients for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors and helping our customers to be successful. We are committed to the health and well-being of people and protecting the planet.

We at Puratos cultivate an inclusive global workplace, that fully embraces diversity and equal opportunities for all. We strive to reflect the richness of our customers, communities and society, accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver on our commitments.

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