Product Development Officer

Job description

To assist the Product Development team in entering the next phase of product development cycle, we are looking for a Product Development Officer


You will run in-house experiments and manage out-house experiments with universities, institutes and customers, and help in scaling up.


Key objectives:

  • Plan and execute experiments independently (40%)
  • Exploring new possibilities for utilization of insect biomass (20%)
  • Desk research on scientific publications related to benefits/USP’s existing Protix products, and writing articles and summaries (15%)
  • Setting up animal trials with universities, institutes and customers, writing summaries of trial set up and results (10%)
  • Co-ordinate with sales, operations and projects team for scale-up and commercialization (5%)
  • Travelling to site of external co-operation, conferences and events (5%)
  • Execute day to day activities e.g. co-ordination of finances, NDA/MTA, sample records, etc. (5%)


Education, skills and experience

  • A masters degree in Food Technology or Animal Nutrition.
  • 0-3 year product development or QA experience in a food, feed or biotech company.
  • Understanding of protein and lipid chemistry, and their applications.
  • Highly motivated, self-starting and eager.
  • First experience with BSF larvae is desirable.
  • Dutch language is desirable. Not necessary.
  • EU nationality or in possession of permanent residence permit.