Senior Scientist Fermentation Technology – DSM – Delft

  • Delft


Job title  – Senior Scientist Fermentation Technology (68479)

Location  – Delft, the Netherlands

Job model  – Hybrid

Today we are looking for an outstanding Senior Fermentation expert to become part of our experienced team of experts in strain engineering, process development, microbial physiology and technology transfer to internal and external pilot and commercial production assets. We seek someone that is specialized in the application of a various of host organisms (i.e., yeast, bacteria, mammalian cell, algae and filamentous fungi) to produce industrial, nutritional, and medically relevant molecules.

As a Senior Scientist you will work in innovative, cross-functional project teams using the most advanced bioprocess and fermentation techniques available to contribute to solving some of the global challenges we face today. You will also be responsible for identifying and implementing new, enabling technologies, for fermentation development across the teams you are part of and throughout the S&R organization.

At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will design and improve existing fermentation processes to optimize production of complex small molecules, enzymes, and proteins;
  • You will develop suitable cultivation conditions and lab setups to evaluate (strain) and validate (performance) of various host organisms in an industrial context;
  • You will analyze the cellular metabolism of microbial strains to better understand their physiology, in order to identify bottlenecks limiting performance and generate hypothesis and develop experimental plans to improve performance of the microbial strain and fermentation process;
  • You will stay up to date with scientific advancements and technical innovations in the fermentation, bioprocess and biotechnology fields, identify opportunities to differentiate our capabilities through internal application;
  • Compile, curate and analyze large date sets and present data to the scientific team;
  • Comply with SHE procedures and proactively contribute to improving laboratory safety.
  • We bring  

  • Sustainability Commitment:  Be part of an organization where sustainability isn’t just a headline but is embedded in our strategy and processes, enabling you to make a meaningful impact on the world;
  • Empowered Flexibility:  Enjoy a flexible work environment that empowers you to take ownership of your work, driving accountability and fostering a healthy work-life balance;
  • Inspiring Innovation:  Join a company with a rich history of groundbreaking scientific innovation and a future brimming with opportunities to collaboratively create with our customers;
  • Nurturing Growth:  Cultivate your potential in an environment that encourages and supports curiosity, fostering an open mindset for continuous personal and professional development;
  • Well-Being Priority:  Experience a culture that places safety and well-being at its core, caring for both your physical and mental health;
  • Inclusive Community:  Join barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected, regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity. Embrace the strength of diversity.
  • Reward:  Based on your experience we will offer you a base salary of € 87,893 to € 125,562 per year (including holiday allowance and 13th month) and extra benefits, such as 25 holiday days, a bonus, the option to buy more holiday days with a 6% my choice budget and much more.
  • You Bring   

  • You are a Biochemical Engineer, Fermentation Scientist or Biotechnologist, by training at PhD level, with a broad, professional network;
  • You are a specialist in, or have demonstrated affinity with, cellular or microbial physiology, metabolic engineering, fermentation process development and bioprocess design, preferably in an industrial context with at least 10 years of relevant experience;
  • You have experience with running bench-scale fermentations and affinity for microbiological work in a laboratory environment;
  • You have knowledge on bioprocess principles such as different modes of operation, up- and down-scaling considerations, and bioprocess data processing and modeling;
  • You have a demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, advise and manage junior team members for successful outcomes (both project and profession development related);
  • You have effective communication (English) skills, with the ability to convey project plans and technical details to a wide range of internal teams and external customers.
  • The application process  

    Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by uploading your resume in English via our career portal. For further information, please contact Martin Zwart, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner (). 

    Equal Opportunities Commitment  

    dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate, there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.

    dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

    We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process.

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