Scientist Enzyme Biochemistry & Application

The Role

As Scientist Enzyme Biochemistry & Application, you will be part of an exciting international R&D and business environment, working with cutting edge technologies and a broad portfolio of diverse projects. This is a challenging, bench-scientist position with a high level of independence, and thus plenty of opportunity for further personal development, and an attractive compensation package.

You will:

  • Play a key role in the characterization of our enzymes under application conditions and the development of application-relevant assays, thereby advancing our knowledge of enzyme behaviour in final Food and Industrial enzyme application
  • Support broadening and optimizing the application expertise in our growing team
  • Work in project teams, in which you take ownership for the work that you independently plan and carry out - including literature and patent search, use of computational tools & databases, design of experiments and their implementation in the lab
  • Document, report and present your results to internal and external  stakeholders (e.g., both to project teams as well as customers and partners)
  • You will be part of the Enzyme Technology team based in Germany and will interface with the global R&D and Application Development teams located in Germany and in Finland, as well as other disciplines (e.g., Business, Marketing & Sales)


First application date:
Employment type: full time

Who we are looking for

About You

 As an ideal candidate, you have:

  • Master´s degree or equivalent in biochemistry, application science or equivalent work experience. Industry experience is preferred
  • A passion for understanding and using enzymes in application to develop new innovative enzyme solutions for customers
  • A good understanding of enzyme applications in (some of the) following areas: Food (e.g., Baking, Protein Modification, Fruit processing) and Industrial (Detergents, Textiles, Pulp & Paper)
  • Experience in the analysis of both enzymes and complex carbohydrates, in particular by HPLC and FPLC
  • Experience in enzyme kinetics and the development of analytical methods, and in understanding protein structure-function relationships with link to application
  • A hands-on attitude combined with a drive for results; you are a true team player
  • The continuous desire to learn and develop new skills as well as the flexibility and interest to work on enzymes for various applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and capabilities
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, German is a plus

AB Enzymes

AB Enzymes is is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods PLC (London UK), reporting into the Associated British Foods Ingredients Division (Paris, France), and is a leading company in the enzymes business with sites worldwide and a Head Office in Germany. Operating in the Biotechnology industry we are a reliable partner for customers in the food, feed and technical enzymes business. Product excellence and innovation are among our key strengths and highly valued by our customers. For more information visit us: For more information: visit us on our website.

Our people think of themselves as being employees of their company first and ABF/ABFI second. This loyalty and sense of belonging to their company is very important – as it means our people are treated as individuals with their own unique contribution to make – and can make a real difference.

Location: Feldbergstrasse 78, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany
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