Technician microbiology / Microbiologist

Founded in 2008, NEFFA is a fashion innovation company on the intersection of microbiology, technology and textiles. Our mission is to empower people by creating personalized clothes. We do this by developing (bio/bio-based) materials directly for 3D modelling. In 2018 NEFFA has been granted a Global Change Award for MycoTEX.

NEFFA core values
Distinctiveness, being just that bit different (in material and people)
Innovative solutions for the true problem
Actions speak louder than words
Take responsibility


NEFFA is looking for a Technician microbiology / Microbiologist


Your main focus
NEFFA is looking for a Technician microbiology / Microbiologist, in the field of mycelium to further develop MycoTEX. MycoTEX is custom-made clothes made from compostable mushroom roots. Your main focus will be to work on the material characteristics of mycelium.

Job responsibilities (include but are not limited to)
– Material development (lab research) for textiles based on mycelium growth
– Mycelium cultivation and controlling of mycelium cultivation processes in Petri dish, liquid culture and composite materials
– Develop and execute work plans
– Keep an up-to-date lab journal
– Report progress and adjust work plans accordingly
– Read papers and other information
– Cleaning the lab

Job requirements
– Knowledge of and experience with growing mycelium and/or fungi
– HBO+(degree in Microbiology)
– Work independently
– Pro-active approach
– All-rounder
– Able to handle deadlines, stress-resistant and work overtime when needed
– Crossover thinking, openness to other disciplines
– Clear spoken and written communication in English (Dutch is 2nd)
– Being able to work in Soest, the Netherlands and in possession of a work permit if applicable

Our offer
– An exciting and challenging job at a start-up in the emerging field of growing textiles
– The possibility to contribute to the development of a more sustainable fashion industry
– A multi-disciplinary work environment
– Informal setting within a small team
– Lab facility
– Employment & working hours: in consultation (0,6 – 1 fte)

Please sent your motivation and resume in an email to jobs (at) neffa.nl
For questions please contact Aniela Hoitink via jobs (at) neffa.nl and mention questions in the header.
For more information about NEFFA, please check our website www.neffa.nl or watch Aniela’s TEDx talk