Current information from HFU about the Corona virus:

Career perspectives

Excellent perspectives

The government job centre predicts that in the future there will be a high demand for specialists in the area of sustainable bioprocess technology. They also predict a general lack of engineers. The reasons for this are, on the one hand, the many engineers going into retirement (particularly after 2020), and on the other hand, the development of the bioeconomy which needs employees with a natural sciences or engineering background and specialist, interdisciplinary training.

Possible career pathways

Type of work:

  • Planning, operation and optimization of biotechnology processes
  • Research and development in academia and in companies
  • Project management
  • Consulting
  • Monitoring and approval


  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Chemical industry and industrial (white) biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical industry and red biotechnology
  • Environmental engineering and environmental biotechnology
  • Processing industries
  • Plant and equipment construction
  • Research and Development
  • Civil service administration


  • Industrial companies
  • Public utilities and waste disposal companies
  • Universities and research institutes
  • Engineering offices
  • Consulting companies
  • Approval and monitoring authorities