Bio/Process Engineer

Salary Competitive

Kaffe Bueno is an ingredients company using green chemistry and biotechnology to upcycle coffee's by-product into ingredients for cosmetics, nutraceuticals and functional foods. Our mission is to unlock coffee's health potential where harmful emissions are minimised and coffee’s by-product usability is maximised Our vision is to transform the way people perceive coffee; to look at it as a magical bean with the potential of improving human health by using what lies inside it. The job is initially meant for 3 months and can become permanent aftewards. The main tasks will be in helping our current Bioprocess engineer in operating the R&D plant we currently have at our locations and aid on the scale up.


We are looking for an experienced biochemical / process engineer to join us in this journey. Ideally He/Her should have experience in green chemistry and biotechnological process and downstreaming/purification methods from lab to industrial scale ideally within the cosmetics, nutraceuticals or food industries. Experience and skills are important but a intelectual curiosity and a positive and willing attitude is a must. You should be able to be comfortable to handle and work with unknown variables as this routine part of startup life:)

We are a small but growing company, so work environment will be challenging but engaging, everyday brings it own challenges, while we try push the limits in what is possible with coffee's biomass. Your own initiative is highly encouraged.

Come and help us in our mission of making our daily habit more sustainable by using coffee in ways the world has not seen before.

Knowledge, Skills and/or Experience Required. At least 4 years of experience within food, nutraceuticals or cosmetics industries with one or several of these skills:

- White Biotechnology, Biorefineries, Scaling-up Bioprocesses

- Operation of a pilot plant facility for the optimization of biotechnological and green chemistry processes

-Extraction and purification of medicinal botanical extracts

- Teamwork and project management skills

-Solvent Extractions, Hydrolyses, Fermentations (batch / fed-batch), physical separations, membranes, CrossFlow filtrations, resins, chromatography, concentration, Spray drying, freeze drying

-Expertise in downstream and upstream unit operations, covering process development, technology transfer, troubleshooting, process analysis, optimization, cost reduction and upscaling

Is a plus if you know how to: Chromatography (HPLC, HPTLC, GPC, TLC). Microbiology. Physical and chemical food analyzes. Development of analytical methods. Structural determination (RMN)

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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Working at
Kaffe Bueno

Kaffe Bueno is a Danish bioscience company based in Copenhagen, we upcycle coffee by-products into active and functional ingredients for cosmetics, nutraceuticals and functional foods. Our vision is to change the world sees coffee - from a caffeinated beverage to a sustainable resource for health and wellbeing. Our mission is to unlock coffee's health and commercial potential by taking advantage of the whole spectrum of its bioactive compounds. Some of the things we do: - Produce KAFFOIL: an active cosmetic ingredient upcycled from coffee grounds. It's used for healthy ageing, hair care, moisturising, and improving the skin barrier. You can find it in over 15 brands worldwide, including NIVEA. KAFFOIL is also used as an ingredient in food & beverage. - Produce KAFFIBRE: upcycled defatted coffee fibre used as an ingredient in cosmetics and food & beverage. - Circular partnerships: we upcycle spent coffee grounds from local businesses in Denmark into toiletries (hand soaps, shampoos, lotions and creams) and have a private label brand for these. - New products coming soon, all derived from molecules from within coffee.

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