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Intern Fermentation Process Development

  • Internship
  • Full-time
  • Amsterdam, NL
  • 1,200 EUR a month

Posted on December 4, 2023

Intern fermentation process development for microbial proteins

Note: the project has a duration of 6-7 months, where 7 months are preferred. The start date is flexible. The work will be mainly conducted at the facilities of Farmless at the Amsterdam Science Park.

The Role

At Farmless, we're offering an exciting internship opportunity where you help shape the future of food production. We are looking for a motivated Fermentation Process Development Intern who will support us in improving the fermentation process. During this internship you will work closely with our experienced team. Dive into the heart of sustainable protein innovation!


As an intern at Farmless, your core responsibilities include:

  • Run batch and fed-batch fermentations in bioreactors for the production of microbial biomass and other products.

  • Optimize the operational parameters to maximise biomass productivity and yield by using online sensor measurements and offline analyses.

  • Investigate the relationship between operational conditions, biomass composition, and biochemicals formation.

  • Calculate the mass balance during the process and other fermentation performance parameters (yield, productivities, dry cell weight).


We're looking for candidates with:

  • Background in biological engineering, biotechnology, biochemical engineering or related areas

  • Experienced in working in a microbiology lab, aseptic handlings, analyses 

  • Hands on experience with bioreactors

  • Team player skills with excellent English proficiency

  • We only hire interns that need to do a mandatory internship for university


  • Internship compensation of €800,- per month

  • Purpose-driven work: contribute to the future of food

  • Enjoy free, healthy vegan lunches, snacks, and drinks.

  • Thrive in a diverse, international and dynamic team

About Farmless

Farmless is a venture-backed Amsterdam-based startup, leading the way in the protein revolution. Our fermentation technology transforms renewable energy into affordable, delicious protein, significantly reducing our ecological footprint. We use 50-100x less land than plant protein and 1000-5000x less than animal protein.

At Farmless we think and operate on a planetary scale, because we want to create a future worth getting excited about.

We believe diversity promotes serendipity. If you're ready to excel in this role, apply now! We value your unique strengths and (culinary) perspectives on the world.

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