Senior Scientist - Bioprocess Development

We're working on a challenging and incredibly exciting mission: to bring cultured meat to market. Stem cells are central to this process.

We are currently looking for a senior scientist/engineer to join our bioprocess development team. As a member of our friendly and dedicated team, you will perform & oversee bioreactor cultures of stem cells and tissue constructs.

What you can achieve

Be a crucial part of bringing cultured meat to market, having a massive positive impact on the world.

Collaborate with a friendly, international team of world-class scientists and engineers in a fast-paced and exciting start-up environment.

Gain experience and expertise in bioprocess development of mammalian stem cells and scaling up from bench scale to pilot production.

Contribute to research from your own experience, work independently and use your creativity to come up with additions to the process.

Your responsibilities

Perform large scale cell and tissue culture in bioreactor systems and scaled down models. Collect, analyse, interpret and present the experimental data.

Keep overview of the bioprocessing data obtained by team members and at the same time analyse and optimize the bioprocess in collaboration with engineers & scientists from the automation and large scale teams.

Supervise bioreactor operators, assisting them wherever needed and guiding them to grow professionally.

Support the team leader in formulating and rolling out the bioprocess development strategy.

Support the quality assurance officer in implementing changes and adopting them into the process.

What we're looking for

Academic background in Cell biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Bioengineering or related field.

PhD in bioprocessing or equivalent experience in industrial RnD.

Knowledge of and experience with mammalian stem cell bioreactor cultures, bench-top or larger scale. Familiarity with microcarrier or aggregate cultures is a plus.

Knowledge of CFD, modelling of bioprocesses & big data analysis will be highly valued.

Passionate about our mission, and excited about working in a commercial start-up environment.

A hardworking, organised and dedicated team-player.

Good verbal and written communication skills (minimum B2 level English).

What you can expect from us

We are a small team working on an innovation that we believe will have a huge global impact. As part of this exciting project, we promise that you will get to:

- Enjoy an enterprising work culture with lots of freedom in your projects.

- Combine science with a commercial goal.

- Enjoy 25 days of paid leave per year.

- Work near the beautiful, historical city of Maastricht.

- Enjoy flexible working hours.

- An opportunity to earn shares in the company (on top of competitive remuneration).

In case you have any questions you can contact our Team Lead of the Large Scale team Naya Moutsatsou at

We really look forward to hearing about you. Please submit an application by March 31st , and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Sounds interesting?