Join DAB and make real impact on the bio-based economy!
DAB develops and deploys cutting-edge fermentation technology. Our unique and patented FAST platform (Fermentation Accelerated by Separation Technology) enables continuous fermentation with cost reductions of 20-50% or more and is one the most significant fermentation innovations of the past decade.
The global focus on synthetic biology has delivered breakthrough routes to replace fossil-based chemicals with sustainable bio-based alternatives. High manufacturing costs currently hamper the large-scale manufacturing of many of these alternatives. FAST addresses this issue head-on. It is the largest contributor to lowering manufacturing costs, facilitating large-scale deployment of bio-based chemicals. DAB promises significant impact.
DAB has a highly skilled workforce and is supported by motivated and capable investors. We are continuously looking for driven, capable talents to join our team. We have an opportunity for a Principal Scientist Fermentation.
The purpose of the role is to drive development of optimised fermentation processes for FAST applications and ultimately commercial manufacturing for a wide range of strain-pathway-compound combinations, by managing the interface between synthetic biology with associated process development and the FAST technology.
You perform and direct all microbial-focused R&D activities when developing FAST fermentation processes. This encompasses strain selection, product & pathway optimisation (for continuous extractive systems), and fermentation development approaches tailored to DAB’s extractive fermentation R&D activities. The activities together create a robust basis of optimised fermentation conditions for FAST systems and fermentation scale-up.
The Principal Scientist works highly independently and is the main knowledge holder on all aspects of fermentation. You represent DAB in client and partner development projects. The role includes being a team leader for a small team of scientists.
You create knowledge, influence people, develop IP, and make impact!
You are motivated to make impact in the global race to replace the fossil value chain by a sustainable bio-based one. You like working in a start-up, with a fast pace, close teamwork, limited structure, high highs and unfortunately, a few lows. You are a self-starter and can work independently but thrive in a team setting. You have at least 5 years experience in fermentation science related roles, involving R&D as well as manufacturing. You possess an academic degree, preferably a PhD.
Send your motivation and CV to info@DAB.bio, with reference to “Principal Scientist Fermentation”.