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Centrient Pharmaceuticals is the leading manufacturer of beta-lactam antibiotics, and a provider of next generation statins and anti-fungals. We produce and sell intermediates, active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished dosage forms.

We stand proudly at the centre of modern healthcare, as a maker of essential and life-saving medicines.

With our commitment to Quality, Reliability and Sustainability at the heart of everything we do, our over 2200 employees work continuously to meet our customers’ needs. We work towards a sustainable future by actively participating in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Founded 150 years ago as the ‘Nederlandsche Gist- en Spiritusfabriek’, our company was known as Gist Brocades. Headquartered in Rotterdam (Netherlands), we have production facilities and sales offices in China, India, the Netherlands, Spain, the United States and Mexico. Centrient Pharmaceuticals is wholly owned by Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm.

The I&TD Team has a vacancy in its team for the following position:

Bioprocess Technician

We are a pharmaceutical company with a clear purpose: to improve lives through innovative and sustainable manufacturing of medicines with Innovation is at the heart of the organization.

The Bioprocess Technician executes experiments for process innovation and process development to manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). In collaboration with the relevant scientists, the bioprocess technician applies the knowledge in fermentation, biocatalysts and process development complying with the industry GMP and Safety standers .

The main activities and responsibilities

    • Designs and executes laboratory research for process  development of APIs including fermentation and biocatalysis transformations.
    • Develop experimental procedures for process development to ensure process can be scaled up.
    • Documentation of laboratory activities ensuring data integrity.
    • Able to interpret analytical results from relevant technique as HPLC and GC.
    • Participates in scale-up and tech-transfer
    • Ensure that all activities comply with legal regulatory requirements and company QESH (Quality, Environment, Safety and Health) policy


The Ideal Candidate

    • Bachelor or Master's degree in fermentation, biocatalysis, biochemistry, chemistry or related discipline
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry
    • Scientific background: fermentation and API process development
    • Proven experience in pharmaceutical process development
    • Knowledges of ICH guidelines
    • Fluent proficiency in English language (written and spoken)
    • Quality and Compliance mindset
    • Mindset of Innovation and Continuous Improvement
    • Creative problem solving

Terms and reward

We offer a local contract in a challenging, comprehensive, operational environment, with many opportunities for personal input and growth and plenty of discussions with other professionals. The organization is very flat. You have a lot of freedom and responsibility in an open, direct, and informal atmosphere.

The Procedure

Please submit your application via the 'apply' button and upload your CV & cover letter in English. We also ask you to include information on your current remuneration. Only applications with CV and Cover Letter will be considered.

For more detailed information about the role and about the Recruitment & Selection process you can contact us via We invite you to visit our website for information about our company.

Reference check procedures are part of the Centrient Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when a reference check is required.


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