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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. We’re looking for a new colleague who will support our scientists and technicians before, during and after laboratory fermentation experiments. As part of the research team you will help prepare the proper experimental set up, monitor and sample the fermenters and ensure that the equipment is ready, clean and maintained. You will be responsible for keeping a high quality standard in the brewing lab. Brewing is key process at The Protein Brewery and you will be part of the lab brewing team and from that position contribute to the purpose of the company. Your role will be essential to elevate the quality of research facilitating and accelerating the ongoing research projects. We’re looking for somebody with an entrepreneurial and adventurous mindset to join our team.

What are your responsibilities and scope in this role?

  • Prepare and set-up fermenter park and the other lab equipment for upcoming research experiments

  • Make sure necessary records are kept up to date as experiments are carried out, so that other team members have a clear understanding of when the project and individual tasks were completed.

  • Monitoring, process control and sampling fermenters during ongoing experiments

  • Maintaining a clean and tidy laboratory is key to conducting successful science, so a primary task is ensuring that all equipment is thoroughly cleaned, sterilized and ready for future experiments.

  • Ensuring that the lab is well stocked at all times and reorder any supplies that are running low in a timely manner.

  • Maintain lab facilities and equipment: arrange maintenance of all lab equipment and execute small maintenance tasks yourself.

  • Ensuring the daily calibration of the lab equipment

  • Maintaining the quality system and keeping all records up to date.


What does your profile look like?

We are a good match if you have...

  • Graduated from MLO (Middelbaar Laboratorium Onderwijs) or a similar MBO level 3/4 education in the area of laboratory, molecular biology, laboratory technologies or similar.

  • +5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in a Food environment.

  • ISO22000 knowledge or other food quality system is a pre.

  • Technical and analytical insight, handy with tools, like to work with your hands.

  • Proactive and problem solving attitude: when you see things, you want to solve them.

  • Attention to detail – able to follow instructions and procedures accurately in order to carry out tests.

  • A team player with good communication skills.

  • Flexible and eager to learn new techniques and skills.

  • Are fluent (written and spoken) in English. Knowledge of Dutch and other languages is a plus.

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

Research Lab Assistant

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