BeerseIFarmaceutische industrie I Andere industrieën


For our pharma client in the region of BEERSE we are looking for a SCIENTIST / FORMULATION CHEMIST.

Our client is a long-established world leader in the development, formulation and commercialization at global level of new and highly effective active substances and end-use products (pesticides, biopesticides and biocides) for the protection of materials and fruits after harvest. Through protection of surroundings, they aim to protect the health and well-being of the people in the environment in which their products are being used.

Your tasks:

  • You will provide service to our R&D, S&M and Supply Chain group. You will take the lead as formulation expert in new developments, proofof-principles and support of commercial products. For new developments you will define the strategy and experimental set-up to create a fit-for-purpose formulation based on the requirements set by the project team. You will work together with Business Development and biological lab to create prototype formulations used to carry out new proof-of-principles. You will support S&M and SC with your formulation expertise to help resolve customer product questions or production issues.
  • Formulations will be predominantly SC’s (Suspension Concentrate), EC’s (Emulsifiable Concentrate), WP (Wettable Powder), but not only.
  • You will act as technical expert for the equipment and analytical tools in the formulation lab (particle sizer, rheometer, colorimeter, wet milling, homogenizers, stability chambers,..) and support the lab technicians in the use of the equipment and in the interpretation of the generated data.
  • You will design experiments for the lab technicians in the formulation lab and be responsible for the final reporting. You will work together with the R&D analytical and biological experts. Good communication skills, constructive interaction, flexibility and good time management will be critical to your job.
  • You will be involved in FPX projects as a core or extended team member.
  • You will collaborate and interact with external CRO’s and thirdparty manufacturers to widen the Janssen PMP technical capabilities.
  • You will strengthen your knowledge on a wide variety of laboratory techniques through internal and external training.
  • You will work in an ISO 9001 environment and will adopt all related and J&J EH&S² procedures in your daily work.
  • A master’s degree in science with proven experience in formulation chemistry.
  • Experience and sound knowledge in one or more of the following areas is preferred: physical characterization of solids and liquids (e.g. laser diffraction, rheology, microscopy and/or instrumental color measurements), formulation development and optimization, physical and chemical stability studies.
  • You feel comfortable with defining development strategies and design experiments together with product managers, project leaders and other experts (analytical and biological) and report on the results
  • You are interested in being involved in the entire development process from proof of principle until launch and commercial phase of the product.
  • You are able to work and deliver results in a matrix structure as well in a project environment (FPX)
  • You are independent but also a team player, focused but can see the bigger picture, thinker but open for other’s input, problem solver and have eye for detail
  • You can constructively interact with both external partners as internal clients
  • You have good Dutch and English communication skills (both written as spoken)
Organisatie- en afdelingomschrijving

Select Projects is part of the Select group, a collection of HR companies that put people first because Quality is Performance by Genuine People. Select Projects provides technical support to clients on a project basis. Our 220 employees in Belgium and the Netherlands support companies with their projects in various domains: Life Sciences, (petro) chemical, Construction and Rail. From our offices in Antwerp and Rotterdam we optimally support our experienced specialists so that they can deliver high quality to our customers at all times.

Aanbod You get an attractive salary package with interesting fringe benefits. A company car, meal vouchers, group insurance and mobile phone subscription are possible. We ensure that you end up in a pleasant working environment with nice colleagues and opportunities to develop and further develop. Together with you, we map out a training course tailored to your future plans and needs.
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