Vacancy: Process Technologist – Downstream Processing

Will you write history with the development of your cheese from microbial obtained protein? 

We are looking for a Process Technologist – Downstream Processing with a strong interest and experience in alternative proteins and taking novel food ingredients from lab to full scale. The successful candidate should be a team player with a creative mindset. A person that enjoys challenges, with a passion for food, sustainability and health.  

 Job description: 

  • You will be working on development of the downstream process for our microbially produced milk proteins and work with the downstream processing team to help design the process.  
  • You will help select the best unit operations and do the scale up to pilot and full scale and back to solve problems. 
  • You will work with internal and external facilities and coordinate external research projects 
  • Contribute to IP generation 
  • Collaborate with the different departments (upstream processing and application) from a process and functionality perspective 
  • Collaborate with our downstream process expert consultants, as well as our external partners 

 Your profile: 

  • Academic degree in Food, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering or Food (Bio)technology 
  • Min. 5 years experience working in process development and scale up for new products in a food environment 
  • You have experience with a range of downstream process technologies such as solid/liquid separations, membrane processes and drying processes.   
  • Experience with technology transfer to pilot plants and toll manufacturing facilities. 
  • A good process overview and experience with scale up to pilot and/or industrial scale 
  • You have understanding of proteins and their properties which you can apply in the downstream process development  
  • An analytical mindset and the ability to translate research data into process development 
  • A good team motivator and willing to take initiative to get projects accomplished 
  • Flexible within a start-up environment, able to take on a variety of tasks 
  • Great communication, organization and collaborative skills 


Why join: 

Working as a Vegan Cowboy family member (cheesy but true), means excellent career perspectives in a rapidly growing field, your very own cowboy name (which yes, will be used) and proud ownership of a share in the company through our personnel participation program. Shared with your colleagues, you will own 20% to be exact. 


Are you our new Process Technologist – Downstream Processing? 

Please drop us a note at If you have any questions about these vacancies, please contact Belinda Hunziker by mail or phone + 32 (0)9 261 77 00. 

Vacancy online since 2022-12-13 by Those Vegan Cowboys
Technologiepark 82
9052 Gent – Zwijnaarde

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