Come join the PHOTANOL revolution as

job/ internship title

Science Park Amsterdam, Netherlands | Period: 6 months | Starting date: January 2024

Do you have a passion for biotechnology, microbiology and sustainability? Come join us at PHOTANOL and help us revolutionizing the chemical sector by making it circular and responsible. To achieve our mission, we have developed a sustainable chemical compound production technology based on optimized cyanobacteria, which enables us to turn CO₂ into renewable chemicals leaving fossil fuels in the ground.

We are currently looking for microbiology and/or biotechnology students (M/F/X) interested in joining our Upscaling Team.

Your responsibilities:

  • cultivating cyanobacteria in a range of
    photobioreactors, from bench to pilot scale;

  • contributing to find creative and sustainable
    solutions to solve contamination issues;

  • testing of PHOTANOL’s modified strains on stability
    and productivity,

  • executing daily microbiological laboratory activities.

You find yourself in the following:

  • background in microbiology or biotechnology (BSc level);

  • good microbiology laboratory practice;

  • practical experience with cultivation of Cyanobacteria / Algae
    at bench and/or pilot scale would be highly appreciated;

  • ability to work independently;

  • good reporting and writing skills in English;

  • available for a minimum of 6 months.



We are a young and ambitious biotech company, that has developed a sustainable chemical compound production technology enabling us to turn CO₂ into renewable chemicals.

Our production technology is based on the modification of different cyanobacteria strains. Through photosynthesis, those modified cyanobacteria absorb CO₂ to produce the desired carbon compound of choice in our special tube installations.
After being processed, those renewable carbon compounds can be used to create circular products e.g. plastics, personal care products and detergents, or even biofuel.

Our mission: revolutionize the chemical industry and make it circular and responsible while leaving fossil fuels in the ground.

What we have to offer

  • a young and international team of ambitious researchers
    welcoming you in their team;
  • exciting work environment in modern office and brand-new
     labs at Amsterdam Science Park;
  • internship reimbursement;
  • an unforgettable internship to gain experience and knowledge  – we will guide you along the way.

Interested? Apply now!

Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs[at]

Application deadline:
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We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Join the Photanol Revolution.

Change is created together.