Profession bioengineer

Bioengineers combine state of the art findings in the field of biology with engineering logics in order to develop solutions aimed at improving the well-being of society. They can develop improvement systems for natural resource conservation, agriculture, food production, genetic modification, and economic use.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Biology

    Tissues, cells, and functions of plant and animal organisms and their interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Biological chemistry

    Biological chemistry is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

  • Genetics

    The study of heredity, genes and variations in living organisms. Genetic science seeks to understand the process of trait inheritance from parents to offspring and the structure and behaviour of genes in living beings.


  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

Optional knowledge and skills

develop product design assess the feasibility of implementing developments processes of foods and beverages manufacturing ensure compliance with environmental legislation collect biological data medical devices materials advise on manufacturing problems pharmaceutical industry perform toxicological studies interpret 3d plans develop food production processes general medicine biotechnology statistical process control design prototypes packaging processes analytical chemistry apply statistical analysis techniques pharmaceutical drug development design pharmaceutical manufacturing systems fermentation processes of food good manufacturing practices ensure compliance with safety legislation run laboratory simulations high-performance liquid chromatography scientific research methodology food materials industrial design evaluate pharmaceutical manufacturing process test samples for pollutants develop test procedures apply scientific methods execute analytical mathematical calculations examine engineering principles advise on nitrate pollution design principles packaging engineering use technical drawing software perform laboratory tests draft design specifications pharmaceutical chemistry gas chromatography evolutionary biology gel permeation chromatography develop biochemical manufacturing training materials manage chemical testing procedures apply liquid chromatography food storage design scientific equipment develop biocatalytic processes assist in clinical trials product data management gather experimental data use chromatography software develop pharmaceutical drugs laboratory techniques food science document analysis results biomedical engineering pharmaceutical manufacturing quality systems toxicology test procedures mathematics interpret 2d plans

Common job titles

  • Organism engineering padawan (1 year paid internship)
  • Fermentation padawan (1 year paid internship)
  • Automation padawan (1 year paid internship)
  • Bioengineer i/ii
  • Polymer chemistry scientist
  • Stem cell bioengineer
  • Research associate - stem cell biologist
  • Bioengineer - je-opets
  • Associate bioengineer i
  • Bioengineer i