Intern R&D Biorefinery technology (m/f/d)

Intern / Student, Full-time · Hamburg

Your mission
  • Pretreatment of raw materials such as lignocellulosic biomass for nutrients, sugars and protein extraction using Thermo-pressurized reactors.
  • Develop mass balances for extraction processes, making appropriate assumptions and calculations.
  • Biobased hydrolysis of raw materials using enzymes.
  • Fine-tune/optimize hydrolysis process parameters.
  • Perform fermentation of lignocellulosic biomass-derived extracts. Analyze results and discuss them with the supervisor.
  • Prepare samples for analysis with HPLC, UV-Vis, GC-MS, etc.
  • Write reports, SOPs and scientific reports to consolidate internal know-how.
Your profile
  • Currently studying Process Engineering, Bioprocess engineering, Chemical, Environmental engineering, Biotechnology, or equivalent

  • Solid understanding and hands-on experience with high-pressure reactor operations and fermentation processes.

  • Solid understanding of enzyme application biochemical processes.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret experimental data, with an understanding of mass balance principles.

  • Strong interest in sidestreams biochemistry and extraction processes

  • Enthusiastic for working hands-on in the laboratory

  • Ability to work independently and in a team

  • Knowledge of relevant software like DOE and Aspen would be a plus

  • Fluent English is required, German is a plus

  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks including lifting heavy objects.

Our Benefits:
  • Dynamic and diverse mission-driven team from 20+ different countries

  • A fast growing company with opportunities for personal development

  • Flexible working hours in an innovative and agile working environment

  • Flat hierarchies and short decision paths

  • Great team events

  • Drinks and fresh fruit at the office

  • Lastly, join us in the journey as we change the food system as we know it!

About us

Infinite Roots® (formerly Mushlabs) is a biotech company from Hamburg, Germany. We tackle one of the world’s biggest challenges with a single, microscopic solution: Mycelium. Our team of 60+ people from 25 different nationalities, 55% female and with 10 PhDs, has one mission: to cultivate food in a way that sustains our planet and its growing population. 

We are a diverse team of scientists, industry experts, and business evangelists. We love what we do and enjoy working in a high growth and ambitious environment. We move fast and hire great people to take on exciting responsibilities. Join us if you are looking for a great opportunity to learn, grow, and have fun while changing the future of food.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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