The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself. Continuing to provide a fast-growing world population with healthy food in a sustainable way, that is the reason for existence of The Protein Brewery (TPB).


Do you also want to contribute to solving one of the most important issues of our time? Then we are curious about you!

Who are we?

The Protein Brewery (TPB) is a young, highly innovative company focused on creative technologies to develop and produce sustainable food ingredients using classical brewing and precision fermentation technology. We are addressing the eminent global shift from animal-based food ingredients towards a sustainable, plant-based food chain. Our team in Breda currently consists of 35 people and is growing fast. The present organization is mission-driven, where the shared purpose of the organization, the teams and the individuals are aligned. Our culture can be described by our core values;

SHARING the same purpose. Working together as one team in our pursuit to reach our mission and have a positive and lasting impact on the world around us and beyond, while having fun.

DARING to do what no one did before and encouraging whoever dares to do so. Creating a stimulating environment where people feel free to innovate in a pragmatic way. Enabling us to remain agile and to move ahead speedily.

TRUSTING each other’s capacities, intentions and sense of responsibility, leading to a culture of ownership, undivided responsibility and relentless dedication.

CARING for each other and your work environment. Supporting each other, professionally and personally. Valuing each team member as the person he or she is, regardless of background, capacities or status.

What does your profile look like?

We are a good match if you have...

  • A bachelor degree in the field of Biotechnology, for example from the Avans Hogeschool, Life Science Technology in Delft, Wageningen or any international equivalent.

  • 2 to 5 years of experience in a similar role.

  • Experience or affinity with bioreactors and/or DSP lab equipment.

  • A hands on personality with the willingness to work the flexible hours that are inherent to the nature of the fermentation work.

  • Excellent organizational, communication and planning skills.

What do we have to offer?

  • A dynamic, enthusiastic, and rapidly growing start-up work environment.

  • Being part of a small team of professionals with a strong can-do mentality.

  • A competitive salary package including an Employee Stock Option Plan.


Please send your resume and motivation to vacancies@theproteinbrewery.nl


Who are we looking for?
For our precision fermentation team we are looking for a talented Bioprocess Technician to focus on our microbial upstream (fermentation) and downstream processes (DSP). You like the challenge to optimize processes with respect to productivity and yield, are hands-on and pragmatic, a real problem solver. In the lab, you work precise and well organized, going after high quality results. Furthermore, you enjoy to interact closely with other disciplines in the group such as the our fermentation, downstream processing and molecular biology fellow brewers.

What are your responsibilities and scope in this role:

  • Performing upstream (fermentation) and downstream processes at laboratory scale.

  • Optimizing productivity, throughput and yields of these processes.

  • Optimizing fermentation conditions with respect to DSP and the final product.

  • Producing for product sampling and testing.

  • Performing necessary analyses for process characterization.

  • Preparing and analysing experiments in collaboration with senior team members.

  • Ensuring good maintenance of laboratory equipment.

  • Improving and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and laboratory workflows.

Bioprocess Technician