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Fermentation Intern

Hello and pleasure to meet you!

We are Cultivated, and we are looking for a great new team member to join us on our amazing journey to improve the food system with creamy, dairy-free, indulgence!


Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland



Cultivated Biosciences, yeast cream, texture, alternative dairy, dairy-free, creamy, biomass fermentation, ingredient, foodtech, innovation

About Cultivated Biosciences

We're building a world in which animal-free dairy is the better choice for everyone.

​Our mission is to empower plant-based dairy to give it the creaminess and mouthfeel consumers strive for.

To do this we are developing creamy functional ingredients from non-GMO yeast to be sold as B2B ingredients. We have just raised our seed round and are transitioning from the lab to the market. 

Your mission

As Fermentation Intern, you will be responsible for supporting the effort to develop processes to make our yeast fat and delicious. You will work with our senior fermentation scientist, junior fermentation scientists and our downstream engineers to improve the yield and ensure the yeast has properties for a desirable final product. 

What you need to succeed

  • Bachelor or Masters in Fermentation Science, Biotechnology, or equivalent

  • Initial experience with microbial screening methods

  • Initial experience with benchtop bioreactors

  • A proactive attitude

  • Willingness to learn quickly new things

Feel free to apply if you don't check all of our criteria, we are eager to learn about you

Why join?

We are a young and dynamic startup based in Zurich, creating a revolutionizing ingredient for plant-based dairy. We function with a flat hierarchy. The teams’ success will be the company’s success. 

We will offer the following:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Workplace with lake view!

  • Regular team events (including retreats in the Swiss alps!)

  • Paid internship

  • An inclusive and diverse team, that also enjoys to spend time together

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply.

We cannot sponsor work permits for non-EU / EFTA citizens for this position

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