Vacancy: Vacancy: Process Technologist – Scale Up

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

We are looking for a Process Technologist – Scale Up 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 who enjoys challenges.

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
  • A hands-on mentality with experience in process development and scale up for the production of food-grade materials
  • You are familiar 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 food-grade toll manufacturing facilities
  • A good process overview and experience with scale up to pilot and/or industrial scale
  • You have an 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
  • Good 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.

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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 2023-11-10 by Those Vegan Cowboys
Technologiepark 82
9052 Gent – Zwijnaarde

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