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, The Netherlands 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.

Who are we looking for?
The Protein Brewery is developing completely new, highly nutritious food ingredients based on fermentation, Fermotein®. We’re looking for a new colleague to join our Research & Development team who would love to work on our innovation pipeline. You will be responsible for expanding our product portfolio by developing bioprocesses for our new alternative protein products. You will work in a lab environment where you develop the processes and scale these to our pilot and full scale plant and vice versa to solve problems and re-iterate. Your main goal is to keep on innovating with new ideas and learnings meeting the demands of our customers. You’re core team will be within R&D but you will be working cross-functional and closely with colleagues from Operations and Commercial. We’re looking for somebody with an entrepreneurial and adventurous mindset to join our team.

What are your responsibilities and scope in this role?

  • Develop new processes for alternative protein products in the lab.

  • Bring these processes from the lab to pilot, either internally or at external facilities.

  • Connect the work across scales to continuously improve these processes, focusing on meeting the demands of customers.

  • Coordinating the production of samples for customers from lab scale (kilograms) to 100 kg scale (pilot plant).

  • Developing QC methods and protocols.

  • Provide data for engineering of a plant at production scale and be part of the startup of such a facility.


What does your profile look like?

We are a good match if you have...

  • Multiple years of experience (>15 years) working in process development for new products in a food environment.

  • Hands-on experience with a range of (bio)process technologies, such as wet-milling, solid/liquid separations, evaporating, drying, fermentation.

  • Experience with technology transfer to pilot plants and/or toll manufacturing facilities.

  • Experience working in multidisciplinary new product development projects.

  • Strong analysis and reporting skills to effectively communicate process development progress.
    are fluent (written and spoken) in English. Knowledge of Dutch is a plus.

  • a Bachelor's degree (HBO/University of Applied Sciences) or equivalent experience

What do we have to offer?

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

  • Autonomy and flexibility in your work and work hours.

  • 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

R&D Process Technologist