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    Technician High Throughput Experimentation

    Job ID: 39223
    Date: Apr 23, 2021
    Job function: Innovation
    Experience level: Graduate Hire
    Business: DSM Food Specialties

    Technician High Throughput Experimentation

    DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

    Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

    More information can be found at .

    DSM Food Specialties (DFS) is a leading global supplier of food enzymes, cultures, taste and health ingredients and other specialties for the many of the leading global and local dairy, baking, beverages and savory food brands. Our advanced ingredients help our customers to differentiate their products with great taste, texture and appearance and optimize their production processes by reducing raw material usage, waste, emissions and energy need. Over 400 of our scientist are committed each day to find new science-based innovations, building on more than a hundred years’ experience in enzyme and fermentation technology. Our people are driven by optimism – a belief that through innovations in food technology, solutions are possible and actionable and many of our customers involve us closely in their product development and production process to help them solve challenges by combining the possibilities of science with our dedication and application knowledge.

    DSM Biotechnology Center (DBC) is the primary location for biotechnological Research and Development and is responsible for the realization of biotechnological innovations and the developments of new bio-products and sustainable bio-production processes. DBC has strong competences in high-throughput screening, microbial strain development, bio-design and modeling, industrial bioprocessing, application, microbiology and analytics. DBC is well connected to the DSM R&D hubs in the US and China and external research institutes and universities.

    The Automation & Screening group is part of DBC and works at the interface of molecular biology and robotics. By using high-throughput methods, strain engineering and screening techniques, we improve microbial strain performance to produce diverse products like sweeteners, biofuels and enzymes.


    In your role as a technician in the Screening & Automation team you will be using high-throughput (HT) techniques to build microbial strains or screen for improved strain performance in projects. By using HT screening techniques, you will independently prepare and perform experimental work in a safe and effective way in the framework of strain development and screening. This will be in collaboration with members of various project teams with expertise outside of automation.

    • Preparing reagents and materials to support daily operations and taking care of the laboratory equipment that you use
    • Planning and performing experimental work with help of scientists or technicians in your team in a safe and effective way
    • Supporting the use of automated (robotic) protocols and workflows on liquid handlers once fully trained
    • Entering and processing data of your experiments using standard analysis tools (MS Office). Experience with TIBCO Spotfire or equivalent tools is also an advantage
    • With help of a Scientist interpret, analyze and report the results of experiments to team members in meetings via presentations and by written reports.
    • You will also fulfil different team roles and work on multiple projects in parallel.

    We Bring

    • A challenging and global position with regular travel to either sites in Europe or China (once possible).
    • A possibility to really be an added value within the company and being able to deliver result.
    • A dynamic work environment with many challenges that give you the possibility to work autonomously and with a team in finding the right solutions. You are giving the freedom to be creative and proactive.
    • An inclusive and multicultural team with respect for everyone.
    • We offer you the possibility to grow and develop yourself professionally and personally.
    • A good Collective Labor Agreement and competitive salary.
    • Besides 25 paid holidays plus budget to buy additionally up to 13 extra holidays.
    • A membership for only 15 Euros per month at a newly equipped gym on site.

    You Bring

    We are looking to add someone to our team who:

    • Is a professional through education in the area of microbiology, molecular biology/genetics, life sciences or biotechnology or related expertise.
    • Is experienced in the one or more of the following areas: microbiology, microbial physiology, and microbiological screening, preferably with bacteria and/or yeast.
    • Has experience with using laboratory automation and data-management; this is an advantage. Interest in developing in these areas is a prerequisite.
    • Has plenty of initiative and who likes to learn and work in multidisciplinary teams in an innovative laboratory environment.
    • Is able to manage multiple on-going tasks including scheduling robotic instrumentation and executing daily workflow processes
    • Is capable of mentoring and training others on established protocols
    • Is detail-oriented, a multi-tasker that is collaborative and can fully engage in the execution of the workflows.

    How to apply?

    Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV & motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. Please be so kind to use the link provided. For additional questions you can contact, Clémentine Rolaff-van de Panne / Recruitment Business Partner (

    Reference check procedures and an assessment can be part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be informed when these procedures are required.

    Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see or connect on

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