PDEng Trainee Designer in Bioprocess Engineering Delft University of Technology, Department Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences

PDEng Trainee Designer in Bioprocess Engineering

Department/faculty: Department Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences

Level: University Graduate

Working hours: 38.0 hours weekly

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Salary: 1789 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Department Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences


The faculty of Applied Sciences strives towards the highest quality education at all levels and towards fundamental and problem-oriented research which pushes back the boundaries of science and is of significant relevance to society in the areas of Life Science, Biotechnology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics and Nuclear Reactor Physics. In its six departments and five educational areas there are about 1,400 students (BSc and MSc) and 900 employees (including 240 PhD candidates).


Job description

In the Designer in Bioprocess Engineering programme, you develop yourself into a visionary team-player with a state-of-the-art background in biosciences and chemical engineering, prepared for innovative bioprocess design. You gain business knowledge, e.g., economical evaluation and project management, to evaluate the implementation of developed processes in an industrial environment. Throughout the programme, you are trained to develop and apply an independent attitude, a critical approach, creativity and a focus on innovative application in the interdisciplinary field of Biochemical Engineering. The biotech industries in the Netherlands and abroad value graduated Designers in Bioprocess Engineering and offer them a range of careers in all facets of bioprocess development.


In the first year, PDEng-trainees take mandatory courses and a personal selection from advanced courses in fermentation technology, microbiology, downstream processing, environmental biotechnology, or biocatalysis, along with economic evaluation and project management courses. A group design project will be carried out. The second year consists of an individual design project carried out in, or in close collaboration with, industry.


For more information, see: www.pdeng.tudelft.nl/bpe or www.3TU.nl/sai/en/programmes-and-tracks/bpe



Applicants should have a Master degree in (Bio) Chemical Engineering, Food or Environmental Technology, Biotechnology, or a related discipline. Candidates need to be interested in pursuing a career in industry. We are especially looking for trainees with an open, creative mind and a critical attitude: trainees with ambition in innovative design. A good command of the English language (written and spoken) is essential, and a good command of the Dutch language is desired. Trainees will be recruited from the top 10% of the student population.


Conditions of employment

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers child care and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities


Information and application

For more information about this position or to apply, please contact Yvonne van Gameren, phone: +31 (0)15-2789857, e-mail: y.m.vangameren@tudelft.nl. To apply, please send a detailed CV along with a letter of application. When applying for this position, make sure to mention vacancy number TNWBT07-070.


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