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13 octobre 2021
Engineer in Sourdough Fermentation

Engineer in Sourdough Fermentation

or our site in Andenne we are looking for a bio-engineer with a passion for food & for bread and/or fermentation in particular for a new project (SuNuP) in collaboration in Wagralim, University of Gembloux & Ulb (

Job description

The SuNuP project aims to understand the different mechanisms involved in the resistance to drying of microorganisms through an integrated analytical approach: from the culture stage at the laboratory level in a mini-bioreactor to drying at the pilot scale.

The general objective will be to find the best compromise, in the spectrum of available drying techniques, between the quality of the product and the energy efficiency of the process.

Key Tasks

1. You follow some R&D project related to the resistance to drying of microorganisms :

⦁ You execute experiments in lab and pilot scale fittingly with the work plan

⦁ You report & share results with the team

⦁ You collaborate with GRS, BU team and external research partners (Universities)

2. You propose new product and are responsible for the process development

⦁ You are responsible of the bibliography

⦁ You define best formula and fermentation process to optimize quality & output, in line with expectations

⦁ You deliver dried fermented product at lab and pilot scale in line with expectations

⦁ You search, test and validate new type of drying equipment, technology and processes

3. You are the coach of students (planning, lab support, researchs…)


⦁ You have a degree in food technology or a master in bioengineering

⦁ You have technical and scientific knowledge in microbiology, fermentation and drying process

⦁ Analyzing, synthesizing & project management are innate skills with you (including use of tools as Excel, Ms project & Matlab)

⦁ You have competencies in in data analysis and statistical treatment (Ex: Excel stat or R)

⦁ You are able to mentor & coach students on a project

⦁ You are fluent in English. Any other language is a plus.

Why would you join Puratos?

You will join a Belgian & stable family business that has become an international market leader where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are part of our main priorities.

After several trainings on our processes & products, you will be autonomous in your job and will participate in numerous site R&D projects, in a very dynamic context linked to significant growth.

Your salary package is complete and includes many benefits (hospitalization insurance, group insurance, dental insurance and meal vouchers).

Who are we ?

The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 8800 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.

Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.

Discover Puratos Magic on this link

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