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Intern Spray Drying

  • Internship
  • Full-time

Posted on December 11, 2023

Intern Spray Drying

Note: the project has a duration of 6 months minimal, more months are preferred. 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. During this internship you will investigate the suitability of spray drying as final processing step in the production of microbial biomass for food applications. Furthermore, the functional properties of the spray dried material will be compared to those of wet and/or freeze-dried material and benchmarked to those of plant proteins or other microbial proteins. During this internship you will work closely and learn with our experienced team. Dive into the heart of sustainable protein innovation!


As an intern at Farmless, your core responsibilities include:

  • Literature study on processing conditions and scalability aspects of spray drying (of microbial biomass)

  • Experimental testing of spray drying conditions of Farmless’ biomass

  • Analysing the functional properties of the dried biomass for food application

  • Calculate the mass balance, energy efficiency and product recovery yield

  • Finding the optimal process conditions in respect to functional properties, recovery yield and process scalability


We're looking for candidates with:

  • Background in food technology and/or bioprocess technology

  • Hands on experience with spray drying

  • Experience with microbial biomass/fermentation is a plus

  • Experience with sustainability analysis is a plus

  • Team player skills with excellent English proficiency

  • This internship is specifically designed for those completing mandatory university internships


Joining Farmless comes with its perks:

  • Internship fee of €800,- per month

  • Purpose-driven work: contribute to shaping 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.