Automation Engineer

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Automation Engineer

We are looking for a hands-on engineer to build and program tools and machines that will replace animals in meat production. Culturing meat (ie growing real meat from animal cells) is still a labour-intensive and expensive endeavour. As an engineer in our new automation team, you will help optimise the production process by developing tools, software and robotics. 


    What you can achieve 

  • Making cultured meat a success by sharing your creativity and expertise in our team
  • Develop and build unique concepts and technologies for a revolutionising industry
  • Work on a wide range of technologies: Robotics, liquid handling, process monitoring, data analysis
  • Learn all about cell culture and biotechnology as you will work closely with the other R&D teams

    What we're looking for 
  • Able to program microcontrollers (Arduino/Raspberry Pi etc) for reading sensory output and control actuators 
  • Able to build software tools and UI's
  • Able to design and assemble electronic circuits
  • Able to build and test functional prototypes
  • "Can do" attitude and passion for the mission
  • Able to work quickly, be highly resourceful, and take initiative to fill in gaps in your knowledge
  • Experience working with sterile environments a plus 
  • Experience with bio- or food technology a plus
  • Bachelor degree or vocational training (for us, your formal qualifications are not the most important thing. What we're really looking for is your expertise, creativity and drive!)

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 a part of this exciting project, we promise that you will get to:

  • Collaborate with a friendly, international team of world-class scientists and engineers in an all-hands-on-deck start-up environment
  • Enjoy an enterprising environment with lots of freedom in your projects 
  • Combine science with a commercial goal
  • Enjoy 25 days of paid leave per year
  • Work in the beautiful, historical city of Maastricht
  • As well as competitive remuneration, receive shares in the company 

We really look forward to hearing about you. Please submit an application, and we will be in touch with you by mid-April. 


In the automation team, you'll be working with...

Johnathan Breemhaar

Automation Engineer 

"I build machines that could remove animals from meat production - it's hard to think of a more exciting day job!" 

Nik Mazari

Bioprocess Engineer

"I'm having so much fun - I'm so glad I joined this team.

Geertje Swennen

Lab Manager 

"I'm really enjoying it and I love the challenge"