Monaghan Biosciences – Mbio Co.

Fermentation Principal Scientist
Contributing to make health and nutrition a natural part of daily life
Monaghan - Ireland


  • Responsible for fermentation and cell banking activities of a wide variety of microorganisms (bacteria, yeast and fungi)
  • Developing of bacterial fermentation to support production of bio-enhancement products to drive the sustainability of mushroom production
  • Contributing to the strategy for the development of next generation meat free using fermentation
  • Developing of fungal fermentation to support production of ingredients and meat free applications
  • Providing technical leadership in scaling up and optimisation of fermentation and related downstream processing
  • Supporting the scoping and development of in house fermentation and downstream processing capabilities
  • Managing commercial projects from conception to completion; managing key milestones for a number of research projects
  • Training and supporting other team members
  • Working closely with the colleagues of the dedicated and ambitious R&D team, reporting to the Fermentation Lead.


  • MSc or PhD degree in Biotechnology, Food (Fermentation) Technology, Mycology or a similar relevant science area
  • Relevant work and practical experience with microbial & fungal fermentation and downstream processing, preferably in an industrial biologics/biotech environment
  • Technical expertise in product innovation and fermentation based programs; experience in the use of fermentation for the production of meat free products would be a great advantage
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills with a ‘can do’ entrepreneurial attitude 
  • Comfortable working in an international and entrepreneurial business setting
  • Willing to relocate to Ireland; MBio provides a relocation package and support
  • Personal skills: innovative, pro-active, well-organised, results driven, enthusiastic, hands on mentality and team player.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Jakob Jan Verbraak, telephone: +31 (0)317-468686 / +31 (0)6-51820349 or apply through our website or e-mail your written application to

Monaghan Biosciences (MBio) selected DUPP – Food Executive Search for this vacancy as the only partner in the recruitment process.