Senior Lab Technician Fermentation

Fermentation, Yeast, fungi and animal cells, Microbiological, MBO/HBO


CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency specialised in chemistry & life sciences.
For our client DSM Firmenich we are searching for a Senior Lab Technician Fermentation.

  • Fermentation
  • Yeast, fungi and animal cells
  • Microbiological

As a Senior Technician Fermentation you play an important role in the development of fermentation processes and products. You organise and independently perform experimental work in the laboratory and sometimes also on pilot plant scale. You keep up with external developments in your field of expertise and contribute to the professional know-how of the department. You will also fulfil various team roles.

Main responsibilities:
  • Conducting, analysing, and reporting fermentations of microbial products from yeast, fungi and animal cells fermentations;
  • Be able to understand technical issues and support the fermentation scientist to optimise fermentation processes and protocols to meet project goals and timelines;
  • Collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams with colleagues from strain development, fermentation, down-stream processes, application and analysis;
  • Processing and interpretation of experimental data, write experimental reports (English), and in-house presenting of technical data.


You are a professional through education in Life Science & Technology such as Bioprocess Technology, Bioprocessing, Microbiology, Biotechnology. You have experience with running lab- and bench-scale fermentations and affinity for microbiological work in a lab environment. You understand what it means to work on bioprocesses in an industrial context.
We are looking for people with a practical attitude, high level of initiative and communication, and a high standard for quality and workflow improvement. Your personality can be described as result oriented and flexible. You are a team player, a good communicator and fluent in English.

Top 3 list of requirements:
  • Experience with practical fermentation preferably in an industrial environment;
  • Must maintain a challenge in lab work for a longer period of time (repetitive work);
  • Independent, ownership, initiative and creative.


Project for at least 1 year.

Company profile

Delft is one of the main hubs of dsm-firmenich’s global Science & Research organisation. The center is responsible for the realisation of biotechnological innovations and the development of new products and cost-effective production processes for dsm-firmenich business units.


Interested? Send us a detailed curriculum vitae, accompanied by an application letter indicating your motivation. Please use our online application form. (See URL) (Vacancy number A2300062)
Location Delft
Senior Lab Technician Fermentation

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