Senior Design Engineer Bioprocess Design

Senior Design Engineer Bioprocess Design

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26 Apr 1 Aug Delft

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Job description

The TU Delft has a position available within the Bio Process Engineering PDEng Program for a part-time (24 hours/week) Senior Design Engineer (PDEng Coach/Mentor) in the area of bioprocess design and engineering. The objective of the position is to coach/mentor PDEng trainees in Group and Individual Design Projects in cooperation with industrial partners. Key aspects that are emphasized are: design methodology; design problem formulation; synthesizing innovative design options and analyzing and evaluating those on their technological, economical, and HSE merits; communicating design results and project progress; and project management. Acquiring and formulating industrially relevant, innovation-oriented PDEng level design projects in conjunction with industrial partners, knowledge institutes and TU Delft research groups is another important aspect of the position. The scope of the PDEng design projects is very broad as they are strongly linked to the TU Delft scientific and technological disciplines in the biochemical engineering area, ranging from fundamental biological sciences, via (bio)chemical conversion, reactor, separation and energy technology, to integrated systems engineering, and are carried out for a wide range of industries in the (bio)chemical, life sciences, food, environment, and energy sector.

PDEng Program

In the PDEng programs, MSc graduates, besides deepening and broadening their technical and business knowledge, receive training in teamwork, multi-disciplinary problem-solving, and project management. These PDEng trainees will gain expertise in product and process development, conceptual design and engineering activities. A one year design project for (and mostly in) the industry completes the PDEng thesis. Design projects are focused on translating the latest academic knowledge into real industrial applications. The PDEng design programs are a joint initiative of and sponsored by Dutch industry and the Dutch government. More information about the programs is available at


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Proven track record in the highest quality (biochemical) process design and engineering.
  • Proven track record of extensive industrial working experience in multiple phases of the biochemical process innovation process (research to implementation), and in the management of industrial design and engineering projects, with emphasis on supervising and coaching design engineers.
  • Proven interests and knowledge in the latest developments of process design methodology and biochemical engineering.
  • Affinity for and proven experience in collaboration with academia.
  • Affinity for and experience with knowledge exchange, teaching and development of academic education in an international setting.
  • A good command of Dutch and English is essential.

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.
Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.

TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 


Faculty Applied Sciences

With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor's and specialist Master's programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

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  • Education
  • Engineering
  • €2846—€4490 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD02139


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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