Ceradis B.V. develops and markets innovative environmental friendly solutions for plant nutrition and crop protection. The company Ceradis was founded in the Netherlands as a spin-off of Wageningen University and still has a close relationship with their research departments. Ceradis products have a patented formulation that guarantees optimal activity of the ingredients and excellent handling characteristics for the end-users. Ceradis has 4 current technology platforms and is working on strengthening these and adding to them. Each platform is covered by one or multiple patents.


Your main responsibilities are:

  • Develop Ceradis’ proprietary technology
  • Deepen existing formulations know how and develop new technology platforms
  • Keep up to date with literature and with the technological trends in the field of agrochemical formulations
  • Bring new patent ideas and/or support in developing or strengthening of patents
  • Initiate and complete innovative formulation development to expand the R&D formulation library
  • Design and thoughtfully perform experiments
  • Quality analyses of the designed pesticide formulations (phys/chem stability, particle size, viscosity, suspensibility, active content, etc.)
  • Provide technical reports and presentations
  • Guide technology transfer to third party manufacturers and provide technical support to production.
  • Supervise (pilot) production at the manufacturing site


  • MS or Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or related degree
  • Robust analytical skills, flexible, ability to interact with any level within organizations
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Familiar with all basic lab equipment including particle analyser, viscometer, HPLC, etc.
  • Ability to self-motivate, multi-task and work independently and within a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Formulation development experience (preferably in Crop Protection or a related field)
  • Experience with scaling up to (pilot) production is a big plus


  • Starting date in mutual agreement
  • Based in Wageningen, the Netherlands
  • Will report to CTO


  • A start-up environment with many opportunities for growth, personal responsibility and initiative
  • An equal-opportunity environment and an international presence


For more information about this vacancy, contact the CTO, Christian Stratmann. You can apply by sending your CV and a motivation letter to Christian.Stratmann@Ceradis.com.

Contact Ceradis

Interested? Then send us your CV and cover letter to Christian.Stratmann@ceradis.com

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