Business Gap Year in Circular Biotech (m/f/x)

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Welcome to ProteinDistillery's Circular Biotech Gap Year Program, a transformative program for recent business graduates passionate about biotechnology, circular economy, and sustainability. Immerse yourself in projects aligning with your unique skills and interests and unleash your potential as you dive into the realms of R&D and cutting-edge technology, and shaping a brighter future for sustainable food solutions.


As a participant in ProteinDistillery's Circular Biotech Gap Year Program, you will be engaged in a diverse range of tasks and responsibilities, contributing to sustainable food innovation and personal growth.

Depending on your interests and skills, tasks could include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting business analysis, researching market trends and growth opportunities in sustainable food solutions.
  • Participating in cross-functional projects, collaborating with R&D, Product, and Operations teams for innovative solutions.
  • Contributing to circular economy-driven business strategies, fostering sustainable growth.
  • Collaborating with finance for financial modeling and strategic decision-making support.
  • ...

Consider this your opportunity to discover and build your unique strengths without having to fit into a box - and you don't have to be vegan to apply 😉!


At ProteinDistillery, we're not fixated on specific experiences and credentials; we value skills, aptitude, and attitude.

Your experiences should encompass:

  • Undergraduate or master's degree in a business-related field (i.e., Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, etc.)
  • Participation in high-performing teams
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal (fluent in German and English)
  • Adaptability to fast-paced learning environments; you embrace feedback as an opportunity for growth.

In your application, showcase your unique skills. Are you a sales or marketing guru, a sustainability nerd, a master of numbers? At ProteinDistillery, we believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where your skills and passion can thrive.


  1. Meaningful Impact: Contribute to solving complex challenges in sustainable food innovation, shaping a better future for billions of people worldwide.
  2. Personal Growth: Embrace a transformative journey that empowers you to discover and nurture your unique strengths, fostering personal and professional growth.
  3. Flexibility & Work-Life Balance: Enjoy flexible working hours and location options, empowering you to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
  4. Taste the future: Shape the future of food by tasting new recipes, providing feedback, and learning from our "food inventors."
  5. Innovation Ecosystem: Become part of a dynamic innovation ecosystem, where creativity and new ideas are celebrated, and nontraditional paths are embraced.
  6. Networking Opportunities: Connect with key stakeholders in the sustainable food industry, building valuable relationships and industry insights.

Office Dogs are warmly welcomed 🐶!

With ProteinDistillery's Circular Biotech Gap Year Program, you'll be empowered to explore diverse facets of sustainable food innovation, unleash your potential, and pave the way for a more sustainable future. Join us on this transformative journey, and together, let's make a meaningful impact! Apply now and be a part of the change. #GapYearProgram #Sustainability #BiotechCareer #InnovationOpportunity

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11-50 employees
Food and Beverage Retail

ProteinDistillery is a food-tech startup that develops a new generation of highly functional, vegan protein ingredients for food companies based on microorganisms - currently deri…

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