Posted: 12 July 2022

Senior Lab Technician Screening -DSM

Location: Delft, The Netherlands
Hours: 40

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

The Center for Biotech Innovation (CBI) in Delft is one of the main hubs of DSM’s global Biosciences & Process Innovation organization. The CBI is responsible for the realization of biotechnological innovations and the development of new products and cost-effective production processes for DSM business groups.

As part of CBI, the Bioproduct Development Team is involved in developing bioprocesses from small to industrial scale. Within this team there is a vacancy for a full-time: Senior Lab Technician.

The Challenge

As (Senior) Technician you will play an important role in the development and technical execution and interpretation of high throughput cell physiology-based microbial strain selections and strain engineering. You will have defined responsibilities in a larger project team responsible for delivering the project result.

Main responsibilities:

  • Develop microbial production strains applying high-throughput strain selection and strain engineering techniques.
  • Conduct strain selections through growth on selective media and application of physiological selection techniques such as metabolic activators or inhibitors, fluorescence-based cell sorting or lab evolution techniques.
  • Processing and interpretation of experimental data, write experimental reports (English), and in-house presenting of technical data.
  • Support the project scientist and execute experimental studies in an efficient manner that meets project goals and timelines.
  • Interact (in words and actions) in multi-disciplinary teams: strain development, fermentation, formulation, downstream processes, application and analysis.
  • Being a professional you keep up with developments in your field of expertise and contribute to the daily operation and the professional know-how of the department.

The Ideal

  • Educated (Preferably HBO/BSc) in the area of Life Science & Technology (e.g. Bioprocess Technology, Food technology).
  • Trained in microbiology or molecular biology of different micro-organisms such as yeasts, bacteria and fungi.
  • Result-oriented with high level of initiative and communication, and similar standard for quality.
  • Take ownership to get the work done, you are pro-active, flexible, enthusiastic and curious.
  • Have excellent communication skills, is fluent in English. A basic understanding of the Dutch language would be a bonus.

The Reward

We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an open and pleasant atmosphere with many opportunities for personal input, plenty of room for discussions with fellow professionals and personal development. You will work in a company with an international reputation as sustainability leader. Terms and conditions of employment, as well as fringe benefits, are up to market standards. Salary depends on your education and experience and is based on the Collective Labor Agreement DSM Gist Services.

For more information about this vacancy contact
recruiter Jorrith +31 6 25417376/


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