MicroHarvest GmbH

Manufacturing Process Engineer


MicroHarvest is a fast-growing startup in Hamburg and Lisbon, that is going to provide better, healthier, and tastier protein produced sustainably using the power of microorganisms. With that, MicroHarvest contributes a sustainable solution to the global challenge of feeding the world. Enjoy the extraordinary mix of a young, dynamic working environment and the professionalism of the team with decades of experience in biotechnology, business, and product development.

Are you excited about using your engineering experience to support MicroHarvest in all its manufacturing efforts, both strategically and practically, with internal teams and external partners? Do you have an engineering background, but are you also curious to support in a broader perspective, from raw material receipt to meeting customer needs? Then join us in bringing the next generation of bioprocessing to commercialization. Be at the forefront of modern industrial biotechnology and work in an energetic, ambitious and international start-up environment. Let's change the world together!


  • On-site process support for our CMO
  • Continuously evaluate and improve production processes to optimize performance, quality, and yield
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) for new processes
  • Train and mentor team members on best practices in process engineering and optimization
  • Become the company expert for our manufacturing process at industrial scale and be integral part of our investment project
  • Manage smaller investment projects in our production and at our CMO
  • Ensure safety and compliance in projects, from facilitating governmental approvals to establishing post-construction maintenance plans and vendor standards.


  • You have an academic degree in in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, or a related field
  • You have 3+ years of work experience in biotech- or chemical production
  • You have proven experience in process optimization and troubleshooting in a manufacturing environment
  • You love bringing structure and efficiency to a dynamic and ambiguous startup environment
  • You have a hands-on personality, team-play-spirit and efficient self-time management
  • Open to travel and spend weeks and months abroad at our production sites (potentially relocation possible)
  • You are passionate about sustainability and eager of being part of a fast-growing startup
  • Understanding engineering in food production environments,
  • Fluent in English, - German, Slovak and/or Portuguese is a plus

​​​​​​At MicroHarvest, we value diversity and as such we do not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable laws.\ MicroHarvest respectfully encourages people from all backgrounds and under-represented groups to apply for this position.

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MicroHarvest GmbH

11-50 employees
Biotechnology Research

MicroHarvest is a fast-growing startup that is going to provide better, healthier, and tastier protein produced sustainably using the power of microorganisms. With that, MicroHarv…

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