Research Associate - Flavor
Company: Impossible Foods
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: February 23, 2021
Impossible Foods is addressing the most catastrophic threats
facing humanity: climate change and biodiversity collapse. A global
transition to a plant-based food system will turn back the clock on
atmospheric CO2 levels, restore natural ecosystems and reverse
meltdown in wildlife biomass. The easiest -- if not only -- way to
make our civilization sustainable is to eliminate livestock, the
most dangerous technology on Earth. But humans won't give up meat.
So we need to make meat better -- more delicious and more
nutritious, without animals as the underlying production
technology. That means that making meat sustainably is the most
important and urgent problem for the global scientific community.
Impossible Foods' mission is to completely replace the use of
animals as a food-production technology by offering consumers
everything they currently value about animal products -- and making
products that are vastly superior to their animal analogues. To do
this, we are taking a revolutionary scientific and market-based
approach. We are inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform
ingredients from plants into meat, fish and dairy foods that
deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers
demand, without the destructive environmental or public health
impact. Our world-class R&D team has been building the know-how
and technology platform to produce meat, fish and dairy foods from
plants. Impossible Foods is experiencing rapid growth and is
resolutely committed to leading all aspects of the plant-based food
revolution-from discovery to commercial production. The only thing
that will separate Impossible Foods from success and failure is our
ability to recruit more world-class experts. Want to join? Check
out the job opening and requirements below: We are looking for a
creative and mission-aligned research associate to join the Flavor
Research Group. Our goal is to discover, understand, and deliver
incredible flavor experiences! A successful research associate in
this position will partner with research scientists to design new
flavor systems and deliver those systems into plant based meat
prototypes. Strong data analysis skills and motivation to learn
analytical chemistry will be essential for this position. You
- Learn to develop and characterize flavor systems in plant based
- Run analytical and sensory experiments to understand flavor
systems and prototypes.
- Interpret data from trials, summarize conclusions, present
findings, and communicate information to working team.
- Be a champion for thorough science, and proactively educate and
learn from others. You Have:
- A BS or MSc in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other
life science field.
- 1+ years of research experience preferably in an academic
- 1+ years experience in analytical chemistry, preferably in an
- Experience in programmatically interacting with data is a plus
(eg. Python, R, ect.).
- Ability to thrive despite uncertainty.
- Passion for our Mission. Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or
related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an
individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected
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