Project Manager Fermentation - Ede


NIZO food research (www.nizo.com) is located in the heart of the Food Valley. Their mission reflects their ambition to be the partner of choice for industry in translating science and technology to rewarding applications. They are known for providing practical solutions and by working closely together with our customers NIZO helps the food, microbe and pharma industry in making ‘better products and more profit’. The results of our work can be seen everywhere: every supermarket, and every refrigerator is stacked with products with NIZO technology inside.


For their health division, we are looking for a enthusiastic Project Manager Fermentation who will be responsible for:

  • Initiating, supervising and managing (multi-partner) projects in the area of microbial products ranging from fermented foods, probiotics and pharma related LBP’s (life bacterial products)
  • Translating customer needs into science and technology based solutions
  • Leading execution of high throughput screening experiments using (strict anaerobic) probiotics
  • Leading execution of food grade production of (strict anaerobic) probiotics
  • Collaborating in multidisciplinary teams with technical and scientific experts and Business Development Managers both within NIZO and from the customer side


For this position we are looking for someone with the following profile:

  • A practical and pro-active professional with a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry or Microbial Physiology
  • Expertise and strong focus on growth, physiology and production of (strict) anaerobic gut/skin commensals
  • Prior experience in (strict anaerobic) microbial culturing techniques up till 5000 liter scale will be considered an advantage
  • Experience in a GMP accredited microbiology laboratory is considered a distinct advantage
  • At least two years of research experience in pharma or biotech related industry
  • Excellent communication skills in at least English
  • A flexible and enthusiastic, result-driven, creative team player


  • A dynamic, inspiring and creative environment with state-of-the-art facilities, where you can develop your personal skills in science, management and commerce
  • Become part of a well-established and internationally recognised organisation
  • An inspiring team of professionals to co-operate with


In case you are interested in this job, or would like to know more, feel free to contact me directly.


Arno Pronk
Consultant Food (Sciences)

+31(0)6 40 84 09 29
+31(0)23-75 48 660



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