Senior Scientist Downstream Processing (f/m/x)

Frankfurt, Germany
24 days ago
Full time role


Legendairy Foods was founded in 2018 to create a new generation of dairy products. Instead of animals, we use fermentation ...

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Job Description

The Role

Formo is looking for an experienced and passionate Senior Engineer/Scientist to lead and grow a downstream processing team focused on protein purification from fermentation processes. The downstream processing team is responsible for developing and implementing methodologies that can be easily adapted and transferred to pilot scale and manufacturing.

Why Formo?

  • Explore the unknown and take responsibility for several projects turning experimental findings from our Frankfurter lab into corporate results

  • Work for something truly meaningful and experience what purpose-driven work feels like

  • Be part of the sustainable food revolution and work for a disruptive technology that will change the world of food

  • Join a diverse team of top-notch experts with a variety of backgrounds and interests

  • Regular team offsites, monthly perks, and many more

Job Responsibilities

  • Help leading, mentoring and coaching fellow team members in all aspects of downstream processes, including new technologies development

  • Lead design and execution of lab scale experiments for the development of efficient and effective protein recovery and purification processes

  • Transfer downstream processes to pilot scale and manufacturing partners

  • Provide subject matter expertise on downstream processes in cross functional teams

  • Represent the team in all downstream processing related topics in cross functional meetings

  • Create reports and present data in inter departmental meetings

  • 4 years of experience in a similar role

  • Deep understanding of all common downstream unit operations, especially filtration-based separation techniques with hands-on experience

  • Start up experience and functioning in a dynamic work environment is highly desirable

  • Experience with chromatographic separation techniques

  • Prior experience with technology transfer highly desirable

  • Previous experience as team lead is a plus

  • HACCP or GMP training is a plus

  • Good written and verbal communication in English are essential

About Formo

What makes cheese so stretchy, ooey, gooey, and melty? Milk proteins! At Formo, the future of dairy, we recreate milk proteins using precision fermentation and churn them into animal-free, indulgent cheese. The end result is not “like” cheese, it IS cheese, but without the downsides of the dairy industry. Our mission is to replace 10% of European dairy by 2030. It is a highly ambitious mission but with the right people aka you, we’re sure we’ll get there.

We are a fun, cheesy (obviously) and diverse team from 20+ countries, bringing together 90 superstar scientists and entrepreneur activists, in Berlin and Frankfurt — ready to change the face of dairy.


  • Join one of the most innovative food start-ups in Berlin 🚀

  • Dive gracefully into something truly meaningful: experience what purpose-driven work and colleagues feel like 🌱

  • A high degree of collaboration and autonomy while working with a group of diverse peers, hands on attitude, and access to cutting edge food technologies 🧫🦠

  • Discounted public transport passes, Jobrad, fitness memberships, wellbeing program, corporate benefits, and your choice of a Mac or Windows laptop 💻

  • Free drinks and snacks in the office, weekly team lunches, fun team events and regular cheese tastings 🧀

  • Innovative Office & Lab Experience 🌇


Formo is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, genetic information, color, physical or mental disability, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Legendairy Foods was founded in 2018 to create a new generation of dairy products. Instead of animals, we use fermentation ...

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