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Junior Researcher - with expertise in microbiology (f/m/d) Full-time, 40 hours - Job Hamburg - Jobs

Junior Researcher - with expertise in microbiology (f/m/d) Full-time, 40 hours

Would you like to work in an innovative company in Hamburg?

PlantaCorp is an ISO 22000, GMP-certified German manufacturer of liposomal food supplements. Our unique and advanced vital substance-encapsulation technology provides our customers with highly effective, maximal-absorption liposomal food supplements. Our 1500 sq.m, state-of-the-art production services and offices are located at Eidelstedt, Hamburg.

We as PlantaCorp help our business partners to conquer the global supplement market with both our contract manufacturing and white labelling services. Together, we are shaping the future by creating a new perspective on food supplements. Our goal is to make our modern and innovative liposomal technology available to everyone.

To get closer to our goal, we are looking for a:

Junior Researcher – with expertise in microbiology (f/m/d)

Full-time, 40 hours


As a team member of the Research & Development department, you will contribute to the research and optimization of liposomal technology. About 25 % of this research will be conducted in the microbiological laboratory, for which you are the expert and responsible for.

You will:

  • Design research experiments focusing on the microbiological stability of liquid food with high water activity, in the presence of plant extracts and multifunctional ingredients
  • Collaborate with the department of Quality Management in joint projects

Other relevant tasks are:

  • Support the routine tasks of R&D, including the investigation of raw materials function, new technologies, production processes and product management
  • Support the Production team, collecting data during test productions, within the scope of product development
  • Create samples for customers in coordination with the Sale department
  • Assist the Marketing department on research on relevant topics on the dietary supplement industry and market

Required qualifications

  • Completed training or completed studies, ideally with a master, in the field of biotechnology, food industry, microbiology, plant-materials, or comparable scientific field
  • Knowledge of microbiology and ideally first previous experience in a microbiological laboratory
  • Familiarity with a scientific laboratory and a microbiological lab – microscope, agar plating, sterile work
  • Good knowledge of German and very good knowledge of English, both written and spoken
  • Strong interest in the food manufacturing industry, including production processes and plant extracts management
  • Willing to research various topics according to need
  • Strong communication skills and ability to describe complicated data in a concise and comprehensible manner for a non-technical audience
  • Personal initiative, openness to new challenges
  • Solution-oriented mindset and creativity for new solutions
  • Structured, organized, independent working style with attention to quality, detail and accuracy

Mutual respect, reliability and self-initiative are a matter of course for us.

Why PlantaCorp

We offer you a challenging job in a varied environment of open doors and small hierarchy. In our very innovative and dynamic company, which is growing strongly, you will have the opportunity to implement your own projects and thus develop personally. Quality-orientation and self-commitment will lead you to the chance to take on more responsibility.

This is what PlantaCorp offers you:

  • Encounters at eye level and a warm welcome
  • International and dynamic team
  • Daily coffee, tea, milk, oat milk and nuts
  • Free food supplements of your choice per month as well as employee discount on all ActiNovo products
  • Good public transport connections to our production side at Fangdieckstraße
  • Subsidy for your HVV ProfiTicket
  • Urban Sports membership
  • Unlimited access to OpenUp - our cooperation partner for mental health and well-being
  • German / English language courses
  • Company events
  • After Work on Fridays for a good start into the weekend


Curious now? Then we look forward to receiving your electronic application with your resume and a short cover letter highlighting the skills and competencies (professional and personal) that make you the perfect fit for this position.

Eva-Maria Weege
HR Manager

LipoSomee Management GmbH  I 
PlantaCorp GmbH  I  LipoCraft Germany GmbH
Fandieckstraße 66-68
22547 Hamburg

PMC Labs & Distribution B.V.
Louis Couperusplein 2
NL - 02514 Den Haag  I  Liposomes – A new Era of Supplements.  I  Producer of Liposomal Supplements in Germany. PlantaCorp is ISO 22000 and GMP certified.

Junior Researcher - with expertise in microbiology (f/m/d) Full-time, 40 hours - Job Hamburg - Jobs