Biomedical Engineer – Innovative mRNA Manufacturing Machine (FT)

Oss, the NetherlandsFull time
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Are you fascinated by molecular biology, but also a tech enthusiast?

Are you eager to take ownership in translating processes into modules integral to a machine that holds the potential to make a significant impact on global health?

Are you looking for an independent and responsible role as an Biomedical Engineer at a fast-growing start-up?

Then read on quickly. To expand our growing and ambitious team we are looking for multiple enthusiastic Biomedical Engineers.

The job

What will you be doing?

As a Biomedical Engineer at RIBOPRO, you will play a pivotal role in designing and developing modules that serve as the beating heart of our state-of-the-art mRNA manufacturing machine. You will be at the forefront of translating molecular biological processes into robust modules within the machine.

This machine has the potential to transform the way we produce mRNA-based therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics, offering a faster and more scalable solution to address global health challenges.

We have designed the machine from the ground up, utilizing the most advanced biological processes as the basis for this completely re-imagined way of manufacturing. For the last 1.5 years, our team of engineers and scientists have laid the foundation, and now we need to convert our Proof-of-Concept into a robust, industrialized machine.

Join our team that embraces challenges and empowers individuals to take ownership of their work, free from the constraints of a typical 9-5 mindset.


  • Collaborate within our interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists to design and develop new modules for the mRNA manufacturing machine.
  • Take ownership of projects from ideation to execution, showing initiative in identifying areas for improvement and implementing proactive solutions.
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to translate in lab-proven biological processes into modules, coupled with proficiency in independently designing and executing experiments for their validation.
  • Demonstrate a results-oriented mindset, consistently delivering high-impact outcomes independently.
  • Stay updated on newest molecular biology trends and emerging technologies relevant to the project.

What do we offer?

We offer a dynamic and challenging position in a enthusiastic talented team. RIBOPRO is a fast growing start-up (already 25 great coworkers), so you will play an import role in the company’s development. By proactively contributing you have the opportunity to have an impact on the company and its culture.

You’ll become a full member of our team and work closely together with our dedicated team. At RIBOPRO we are convinced that our mRNA products will make the world a better place. Do you share this vision and are you capable of building highly-technical machines? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you with:

  • Flexible working hours based on a 40 hours per week contract
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension arrangement
  • When earned; a certain level of autonomy and agency
  • Several education and training options to develop yourself
  • You will be part of an energetic team that is dedicated to contributing to a better world!
  • An exciting working environment

What do we expect of you?

Key requirements

  • Master/PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME)
    Master/PhD degree life science and tech-enthusiast (Arduino, 3D-printing, etc)
    Either coupled with with substantive knowledge of molecular biological techniques (experience with mRNA and/or delivery techniques is a pre)
  • 3+, preferably 5+, years of relevant work experience.
  • Proven excellence in clear and articulate communication, paired with the ability to work effectively within collaborative team environments.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, spanning across disciplines from molecular biology to all facets of engineering,
  • Proven ability to work autonomously, ensuring the seamless execution of tasks and the timely attainment of project goals.
  • A track record of successfully coordinating and executing experiments, including proficiency in analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Experience with pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment is a plus.

Your personality

  • You are independent, result-oriented, work accurately, have great enthusiasm and a flexible attitude.
  • For most tasks you have experience and you know what is important. You learn quickly and master your new tasks quickly.
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, self-starting team player.

Ready to start?

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the role to . We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the potential of working together to make a lasting impact in the field of genetic therapeutics.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Meet your new colleagues!

Together you will create success!

Private: Andreas Palazis

Software engineer
  • 1+ yrs of experience
  • Front-end

Guido van Rooij

Chemical Engineer
  • 10+ yrs of experience
  • Chemistry & Materials
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Marc Penders

Head of Innovation
  • 4+ yrs of experience
  • R&D-grade mfg.
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Nort Denissen

Head of Engineering
  • 5+ yrs of experience
  • Microfluidics

Join our fast growing startup

Our mission

​It is our mission to revolutionize medicine by being the most innovative and supportive technology partner for RNA-therapy pioneers.
Together, we will create scientific breakthroughs, bring novel, better medicines to the patient, or address other societal challenges, such as the environment.


Culture & values

We value a collaborative culture, where together we make the difference. As a start-up, we have to get things done, grow, innovate with just a few people, but we know, together we can get it done.
We do not shy away from an experiment and accept that failing is part of the learning curve. As long as we keep on learning, it is not a waste.


About us

We started RIBOPRO from a desire to help innovators around the world bring new medicines to the patient. We believed access to high-quality material and to technologies that affect the performance of the drug were critical to that mission. Thus, through in-house research, we developed both the manufacturing processes for high quality mRNA and LNPs, and developed novel technologies to boost the performance of the mRNA/gain control over the delivery. These technologies not only provide better outcomes, but also provide freedom to operate in an otherwise competitive marketplace.

We go beyond. Beyond the expected, by challenging the status quo. By thinking ahead and working harder we achieve more. For us going above and beyond is our daily routine. We do so because we have a clear vision of the rewards when we do.

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