Open Positions

We’re Hiring

Junior Financial Controller

The financial controller reports to the CFO.


· Keeping up with the basic bookkeeping activities (entering scans / invoices, processing bank statements, checking hours of staff accountability)

· Prepare monthly reporting

· Responsible for the grant reports

· Responsible for good HR administration

· Organize team events

· General office work related to correspondence, processes and other daily general work.


· A junior controller with more than 1 year of experience

· Experience with Exact online is a plus · HBO work level

· Good communicative skills

· Being able to work independently

· Enthusiastic and positive personality

Hours per week:

24 may possibly be distributed over school hours

Send a motivation letter with CV to:

Research Technician Strain Development

Research Technician Strain Development
Position Available
Passion for molecular biology or biotechnology? We are looking for a full time candidate to join the "Strain Development Team". This position is focused on development and execution of cyanobacterial strain development strategies for the (improved) production of selected products.
Responsibilities include:
· application of molecular techniques for strain construction and evaluation
· cultivating cyanobacteria to evaluate performance of developed strains
· contributing to find creative and sustainable approaches to increase strain productivity and robustness
· support of the development of new strain engineering tools and research protocols
· executing daily microbiological laboratory activities
In brief, we are looking for an entry-level candidate with the following characteristics:
· background in microbiology or biotechnology (BSc / HLO level)
· practical experience with molecular biology and strain development
· good microbiology laboratory practice
· practical experience with cultivation of Cyanobacteria / Algae would be highly appreciated
· organized, detail oriented, and ability to work independently
· good reporting and writing skills, in English
Please send your cover letter and resume to



Would you like to become part of the Photanol story?

Turning elegant photosynthetic bacteria into commercial micro-factories is not a piece of cake.

MLO and HLO internships


We also welcome applications for MLO and HLO internships, for students specializing in Microbiology. You will be involved in the characterisation (growth and production) and scale-up of several production strains our strain development team delivers.

Please send your cover letter and resume to


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Amsterdam, 1098 XH

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