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Formulation and freeze-drying technician

Vacancy at: ManpowerGroup
Education level: HBO
Publication date: 24 March 2021
Hours per week: 40
Salary: Indication per month
€ 2714 - 3879 per month € 15.66 - 22.38 per hour
Vacancy number: 20433
Interesting for you
  • Additional Training Budget
  • Pension Scheme
  • Travel Allowances
  • Access to Studytube

Job description

Do you have a Bachelors degree or higher in a (bio)chemical field or higher, a critical view on several data interpretation skills and are you looking for a job within a state-of-the-art company? Look no further, we might have your new challenge in Delft, nearby The Hague! Carry on reading or apply right away and don’t miss out on this exciting job opportunity!


Employment agency Manpower is looking for a formulation and freeze-drying technician for DSM Delft.


A proactive attitude combined with team player elements make up most of your personality. Something you have learned throughout your studies or working experience. In the role of formulation and free-drying technician you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the scientist with formulation and freeze-drying of microbial products
  • Executing experimental studies in an efficient manner to develop formulations that meet project goals and timelines.
  • Understanding technical issues and the impact of various factors on dried product quality.
  • Interacting in multi-disciplinary teams: fermentation, recovery, application and analysis.
  • Using various analytical instruments to conduct physicochemical, biophysical and/or biological characterization of dried formulations.
  • Processing and interpretation of experimental data, write experimental reports (English) and in-house presenting of technical data.


What’s in it for you

  • Gross salary between €15.66 and €22.38 per hour
  • Pension accrual via Manpower after six months’ work
  • Free access to E-learning platform Studytube via Manpower
  • Full-time job of 40 hours a week
  • Temporary job with chances of getting a permanent contract

About the company

The DSM Biotechnology Center (DBC) is the center for biotechnical research and development. The DBC is part of the innovative company DSM, which focuses on creating new and improved products and processes for internal business units. This includes DSM Food Specialties or DSM Nutritional Products, as well as Biobased Products and Services. A connection between DSM and external scientific networks is essential for DSM to remain a leader in the field of biotech. Sustainability, better living and continuous development are the driving forces behind DSM and the DBC.

Working hours
The working hours in this position are during regular office hours.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in the area of chemical, Biochemical or Food process Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related fields
  • Preferably experience in the formulation of biological products and understanding of technologies such as freeze-drying, spray-drying, granulation, emulsion, encapsulation
  • A good command of the Dutch and English language (you will work with Dutch and English-speaking employees)
  • Availability of 40 hours per week

Living in or near Delft, Leiden, The Hague or Zoetermeer would be convenient, but is not mandatory.