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  • Fooditive HR

Internship: R&D and Fermentation Biotechnology

Updated: Jul 22


Start Date: September 2023

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Job Type: Six Months Internship

Job Description:

At Fooditive, we are looking for a motivated intern to join our Research and Development (R&D) team with a focus on Fermentation Biotechnology. This is a unique role that, rather than being directly involved in hands-on lab work, requires you to manage and coordinate with our external lab partners.


  • Establish and maintain effective communication with external lab partners to ensure smooth collaboration.

  • Liaise between Fooditive and external parties, translating and conveying information accurately and efficiently.

  • Coordinate and manage the timeline and deliverables of outsourced lab work.

  • Work closely with our R&D team to understand the technical aspects of our projects and relay that information to our lab partners.

  • Help in the development and execution of research methodologies and experiments related to fermentation biotechnology.

  • Assist in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting experiment results.

  • Ensure that all research activities are in compliance with necessary rules and regulations.

  • Participate in R&D meetings and present updates on the progress of outsourced lab work


  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated with a degree in Biotechnology, Life Sciences, or a related field.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to explain complex scientific concepts in simple terms.

  • Strong organizational and project management abilities.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Previous experience in a research or laboratory setting is a plus.

  • Must be eligible to legally live and work in The Netherlands.


  1. Gain hands-on experience in the innovative field of food biotechnology.

  2. Enjoy free lunch and snacks in our office.

  3. Work in flexible hours at our office in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

  4. Be part of a team that is changing the world of the food industry.

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