Senior Downstream Process Scientist (m/w/d)

Become part of our team in Graz, Austria, full-time, start possible at any time.

Econutri’s innovative bio-process was developed to utilize CO2 and produce sustainable proteins with green hydrogen as an energy source. Our special microorganisms grow in a highly efficient gas fermentation process and finally form a biomass consisting of high quality proteins. These can be further processed for various purposes. Applications are animal feed, human food or even cosmetic or technical proteins.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced downstream process scientist to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and optimizing downstream processes for the production of our innovative protein products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and optimize microbial  biomass recovery from fermentation broth
  •  Develop and optimize downstream processes for the purification and recovery of proteins from microbial biomass
  • Perform process validation and scale-up studies
  • Develop and implement process control and quality systems
  • Work closely with upstream process scientists to ensure seamless integration of processes
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive process improvement and efficiency gains
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends in downstream processing


  • PhD or Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, or related field
  • Experience in downstream processing in the biotech field

Expected skills:

  • Strong understanding of protein purification techniques
  • Experience with process scale-up, process validation, and process control strategies
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with regulatory requirements and compliance

What we offer:

  • A dynamic and innovative work environment
  • Opportunities for career growth and development
  • A chance to work with cutting-edge technology and contribute to a meaningful cause
  • Minimum Yearly Salary of 50.000€ as basis for negotiation, willingness to overpay depending on education and experience.

If you are a highly motivated and experienced downstream process scientist looking to work on cutting-edge technology with a talented and passionate team, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please send your application, including a CV to

Get in touch with us if you want to find out more about the project!

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