BioAtlantis Ltd. is based in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. The location is on the most western part of Europe facing over 3000 kilometers of the Atlantic Ocean. We employ a multicultural and multidisciplinary workforce, with expertise spanning a range of science and engineering fields. Ireland has become a leader in bioscience research and development, and is a very attractive, progressive and forward moving country in which to work. The vision of BioAtlantis is to provide solutions to specific problems in plant, animal and human sectors with an efficacy equivalent or superior to synthetics. By doing so, we offer tailored products to different markets.
Science, engineering and innovation are therefore paramount in the company. BioAtlantis aim to recruit world class talent, ambitious and skilled people from a diverse range of backgrounds.   CLICK TO PLAY ›


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BioAtlantis are recruiting a plant scientist to investigate the molecular basis of stress mitigation using Super Fifty® technology.

BioAtlantis Ltd., is an Irish science based company that offers a world class portfolio of stress mitigation technologies and plant strengtheners. BioAtlantis has developed Super Fifty®, a unique stress mitigation technology to enhance crop tolerance to abiotic stresses such as drought, heat and cold. This Super Fifty® based technology was recently evaluated and proven at the molecular level as a part of the EU Horizon 2020 project ‘CropStrengthen’. Experts in the field of stress biology have proven that Super Fifty® has the capacity to prime and modulate metabolic pathways in crops, with  Super Fifty® pre-treated crops more resilient to abiotic stress events. Crop growers in 35 different countries worldwide are now using this product as an essential tool to improve their crop performance and mitigate against the effects of abiotic stress events.

In recognition of the success of CropStrengthen and the proven efficacy of Super Fifty®, the EU has approved a new Horizon 2020 project called ‘RESIST’. RESIST aims to unravel the genetic determinants of desiccation tolerance in plants and how Super Fifty® based stress mitigation technologies can be used effectively to improve crop yield and performance. This European Innovation and Research Program involves the exchange of early stage or experienced researchers between academic institutions and companies The Research consortium in RESIST consists of BioAtlantis Ltd (Ireland) and a range of universities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

As part of the RESIST project, BioAtlantis is seeking an experienced Post-Doctoral level researcher to join the R&D wing of the company. He/she will be based at BioAtlantis’ headquarters in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland and will be responsible for performing the necessary research work. The candidate must spend a 12 month period conducting the R&D work at the Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology (CPSBB), Bulgaria during the secondment period in the project. The duration of the project is 3 years.

In this exciting role, they will:

  • Perform a detailed comparative physiological, biochemical and molecular analysis of abiotic stress responses in model and crop species supplemented with biostimulants.
  • Establish a procedure for transformation of crops and desiccation tolerant plant species with altered expression of markers for stress/desiccation tolerance. Further characterise transgenic plants to determine gene functions.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • PhD with an expertise and proficiency in molecular biology, biochemistry and related techniques.
  • Experience working in the area of abiotic stress management in crops.
  • Ability to perform in-depth molecular biological and physiological experiments.
  • Experience with high-throughput RNA/protein workflows, Next Gen sequencing methods and bioinformatics are particularly advantageous.
  • Ability to improve existing technologies and bring new solutions.
  • Excellent organisational, written and oral communication skills.

This represents an excellent opportunity for a talented and ambitious person to work on technologies aimed at mitigating against the effects of abiotic stresses such as drought and heat- problems that are increasingly relevant as the world comes under increasing threat of climate change and extreme weather events. To apply, please send cover letter and CV to Closing date for receipt of applications is the 31st of May, 2019


BioAtlantis Ltd. (est. 2004) is a Kerry-based biotechnology company specializing in the manufacture of products for modulating defense, immunity, microbiota and performance in crop biostimulant and monogastric health markets. We are currently recruiting a Mechanical Engineer who will develop systems and processes for our new production facility in Tralee.

Duties & responsibilities

  • Project manage the installation of mechanical equipment, pipework and valve systems in a new facility.
  • Production of detailed schematics.
  • Liaise with Suppliers on new machines and components as required.
  • Liaise with electrical engineering functions in the company to develop systems that allow for full automation control.
  • Review existing processes to improve productivity and reduce manufacturing costs.
  • Troubleshooting problems and optimize plant performance.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified mechanical/chemical engineer.
  • Project management and control.
  • Ability with autocad is essential and use of solid works is advantageous.
  • Person with both mechanical and automation capabilities will be considered favourably.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Manage the revision of drawings to produce the as built drawings.
  • Minimum of 3 years design experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ideally experience in the food, pharma, process industry sectors

To Apply: Please email a concise cover letter and clear CV to by 31st March, 2019.

Role Overview
BioAtlantis Ltd. is a Kerry-based biotechnology company specialized in the manufacture of products for modulating defence, immunity, microbiota and performance in crop biostimulant and monogastric health markets.  We are currently recruiting for the role of Automation engineer; this role is based in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland and is a full time position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop industrial supervisory control system for new production lines on SCADA platform
  • Develop PLC programmes to control all equipment installed on site
  • Liaise with Engineering and production teams to develop complete solutions
  • Support project commissioning activities.
  • Testing of panels and I/O testing.
  • Provides advanced level of technical and automation support to production.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical or Electronic Engineering (or other relevant third level qualification)
  • PLC automation using Siemens S5 & S7 PLS’s
  • Expert in the use of SCADA packages – in Touch & WinCC
  • Control methodologies such as closed loop control, PID control
  • Working knowledge of various field-bus protocols (Ethernet/IP, Modbus, Profinet)
  • HMI / GUI design
  • Experience of how to formally specify, design, and document automation projects
  • SCADA link to sequel server 2010 and sequel server integration services


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Will have worked on the installation of process plant/equipment.
  • Ideally experience in the food, pharma, process industry sectors

To Apply:

Please send a concise cover letter and clear CV by 7th March, 2019