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Senior Bioprocess Postdoc

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


Permanent Hybrid

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 a fantastic team, investors and advisors by our side, such as Arturo Elizondo and Lukas Böni, and are now eager to make better ingredients than any factory farm could together with you! 
Recently, Paul from TechCrunch also wrote about what we’re doing at Cultivated, you can find more here

Your mission

As a Postdoctoral Researcher in Fermentation/Bioprocess, you will play a crucial role in the development and upscaling of our bioprocesses. You will support our efforts in the state-of-the-art laboratory of our partner university ZHAW, ensuring the successful transition of innovations from concept to scalable operations. Collaborating closely with our team, you will be instrumental in refining our processes and methodologies.
Note: the availability of this position depends on a grant, which we are currently applying for. Final confirmation will follow once funding has been secured. The position would be provided on the principle by the university.

What you need to succeed

  • What you need to succeed
    PhD in Fermentation Science, Biotechnology, or equivalent

  • Experience with microbial screening methods

  • Proficiency in analytical techniques for bioprocess monitoring and optimization

  • Strong background in statistical data analysis and interpretation

  • Experience with benchtop/pilot bioreactors

  • Experience with bioprocess intensification and scale-up

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal

  • A proactive attitude

  • Willingness to learn quickly new things

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

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

  • 25 days of vacation

  • A competitive salary package including stock options

  • An inclusive and diverse team, that also enjoys spending 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.

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