Kemin Industries Research Associate ( 1 Year Contract) in Herentals, Belgium



The Research Associate 1 is responsible for discovering, researching and developing new molecules, formulations and processes that benefit animal feed and/or livestock. As a member of the R&D unit for Enzyme and Microbial Technology, the Research Associate 1 executes tasks mainly in the area of microbiology as defined in our product innovation process (PIP).


  • Execute and elaborate PIP projects according to defined Critical to Quality (CTQ) parameters, timelines, and project charter

  • Preparation of experimental prototypes

  • Evaluation of new raw materials

  • Planning and execution of experiments

  • Processing of experimental results and contribution to scientific reports (short communication)

  • Contribute to monthly technical updates

  • Complete and timely input of data in electronic lab notebooks

  • Continued education by relevant training courses and workshops

  • Participate to cross functional teams within R&D

  • Practical guidance of internships

  • Calibration and maintenance of equipment

  • All responsibilities and authorisations listed in system procedures and internal guidelines of the quality management system



  • Bachelor degree in Science


  • Expertise in microbiology and knowledgeable in the areas of biochemistry, biology, biotechnology and process technologies

  • Basic understanding of common analytical techniques like GC-MS, HPLC

  • Problem-solving skills when carrying out experiments, and the ability to find creative solutions

  • Tenacity and patience, to see research projects through from design to completion

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Enthusiastic, accurate in execution and reporting

  • Fluent in English (writing and oral communication)


Posted Date2 months ago

Job ID2017-4895


CategoryResearch & Development

Position TypeTemporary Full-Time